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October 15
  • Editorial: New oil rail rules must ensure accountability

    Page A11 Spokane residents and officials frustrated by a railroad and oil industry filibuster at a June hearing on oil train safety will get another opportunity Oct. 28, and they’ll have new … 4

  • Nobel panel chose well for peace

    Page A11 The Nobel committee finally got the Peace Prize right in 2014. After blowing the chance to choose Malala Yousafzai last year – as a brave and inspiring champion of girls’ …

  • Kayak settlement wrong

    Page A11 This is in response to the $400,000 settlement between Gonzaga University and the family of Christopher Gormley, a freshman who died on a kayaking trip with the university. Although it …

  • Pakootas will work for us

    Page A11 We deserve better than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as our representative in Congress. Since 1994, when Tom Foley was defeated by George Nethercutt, the middle-class interests in our 5th Congressional …

  • Confused by endorsement

    Page A11 I’m scratching my head over The Spokesman-Review’s endorsement (Oct. 5) of Michael Baumgartner for 6th Legislative District senator.

October 14
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Why is the world economy so weak?

    Page A21 It’s become a dreary ritual. Every six months, the International Monetary Fund forecasts the global economy – and cuts its previous forecast. Despite an army of economists, all of its …

  • Editorial: Token challengers leave seats to incumbents

    Page A21 It’s disappointing when political races don’t draw the kinds of challenges that force robust debates on the issues, and that’s what happened in Legislative District 3, Position 2 and Legislative … 5

  • Revitalize the park

    Page A21 I grew up listening to family talk about the glories of Expo ’74: the culture, the exhibits and the dramatic transformation that took place in Spokane at Riverfront Park. Spokane, …

  • I-594 leads to confiscation

    Page A21 If voters knew the truth about Initiative 594, then the repressive, anti-gun measure would suffer a massive defeat. Is that why our rabidly anti-gun media is giving preferential treatment to …

  • Not a voice for women

    Page A21 I write to urge Carolyn Williams (Sept. 27), and women and men like her, to begin taking their information about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from the Congressional Record rather than …

October 13
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Rights deserve timely respect

    Page A9 Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew. Namely, that police in Ferguson, Missouri, violated the rights of protesters demonstrating against the shooting death of Michael Brown. …

  • Big money? Ask

    Page A9 With elections just around the corner, I challenge each of us to find and vote for those candidates willing to create meaningful change in politics. Our system is broken, and …

  • Wolfe for assessor

    Page A9 CJ Wolfe is the man for Stevens County assessor.

October 12
  • Editorial: Al French still best choice for County Commission

    Page B8 As they say in sports, “It’s a shame one of these teams has to lose.” And so it goes in the District 3 County Commission race, which features two strong … 26

  • Smart Bombs: Mayor’s salary small part of larger issue

    Page B8 If you ask whether Spokane Mayor David Condon should be the highest-paid city employee, most people would probably answer yes. After all, he is the chief executive officer. But what … 6

  • Catherine Rampell: Here’s an anti-poverty model worth checking out

    Page B8 One of the challenges that advocates are discussing here at an anti-poverty conference in Aspen, Colorado – yes, I realize the irony – is getting buy-in from the private sector. …

  • Guest opinion: We must stand together and fight hate

    Page B9 Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, is the day we spend fasting, soul-searching, and reflecting on ways to make ourselves better human beings and our world a …

  • SHBA endorses Shea, too

    Page B9 Recently, The Spokesman-Review editorial board published its endorsement for representative in the 4th Legislative District. In the piece, it only mentions Josh Arritola as the recipient of the Spokane Home …

  • ISIS and the elephant

    Page B9 Am I the only one who notices the elephant in the room?

  • Risch hurt schools

    Page B9 When Jim Risch served as fill-in governor for Dirk Kempthorne in 2006, he called the state Legislature into a one-day session and rammed through a bill that eliminated $260 million …

  • Downtown transit ideas

    Page B9 It seems a healthy and appropriate time to talk about the future of the city’s public transport. I think we should move beyond the us vs. them discussion. We are …

  • Wilhite a proven leader

    Page B9 District 4 deserves a state representative who has proved she can actually deliver on her promises, not someone with little experience who rides on his father’s name.

  • Beggs to bring justice

    Page B9 As a person who has volunteered in various settings over the 50 years of my adult life, in areas of domestic violence, suicide, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, feeding programs, …

  • Why the cancer fuss?

    Page B9 I’m so tired of hearing all the warm and fuzzy stories of cancer survivors. What is all the fuss about?

  • Support for Clay

    Page B9 During this campaign season, I gained great respect and admiration for the people running for public office in my home of Stevens County. One person I found to be particularly …

  • Jones ready to lead

    Page B9 I am a career educator in Idaho and am concerned with the current state of education for our children and support for our educators.

  • ‘Real Change’ a waste

    Page B9 Fact: The city of Spokane and Downtown Spokane Partnership spent $25,000 on publicity for their anti-panhandling crusade called “Real Change” that was launched in August. Apparently $20,000 was funded by …

  • Realistic about I-594

    Page B9 I am writing about I-594, the universal background check initiative. While I do wish that our country wasn’t infiltrated with so many handguns, I’m a realist, and, more importantly, I …

October 11