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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017

Madsen's flawed logic

Sue Lani Madsen's Feb. 18 column is a very flawed piece of logic when she touts the "rightness" of the florist who refused service to a gay customer.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Focus on city tasks

Could I offer the Spokesman-Review and the Spokane City Council a little advice about a Spokane citizen common concern that deserves some attention?

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Refugee answer disappointing

I was one of the constituents who asked a question of Rep. McMorris Rodgers during her telephone town hall meeting. In her opening remarks, she referred to President Trump as a "positive disruptor." In my question, I asked her to use her position to educate people about the rigorous process refugees go through to come here and to reassure members of Spokane's refugee and Muslim community who are feeling vulnerable in the hostile atmosphere created by President Trump's rhetoric. I pointed out that for these constituents, the president is not a positive disruptor.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017



TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

How is ruling legal?

Regarding Spokesman-Review columnist Sue Lani Madsen's Feb. 18 article on State of Washington v. Arlene's Flowers and Barronelle Stutzman: Madsen asks, "Does being legal make it right?" As though the court was "legal" in ruling against Stutzman and her sincerely held religious convictions that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

Land lines superior

I'm surprised that the article about telephones did not mention how vastly superior the sound quality is on a land line. The receiver is better designed for speaking and hearing, and there are seldom, if ever, any reception problems.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

Stop delaying ACA repeal

Despite multiple promises that it would decrease premiums by $2,500 for families, average premiums for Obamacare plans will go up 25 percent this year, with some states seeing as much as a 116 percent increase. The people of Washington can expect premiums to go up by 13.6 percent for 2017; Idahoans can expect premiums to increase between 20 to 29 percent. Combined with the average family deductible being $12,000, how is this affordable?

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

Teach parenting

A recent S-R article told of most problems of classroom disruptions being caused by children from poor homes where the parents are struggling too hard to make ends meet to pay attention to the needs of the kids.

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Blogs


Carlson: Shoshone County offspring

In his Carlson Chronicles, Chris Carlson writes of the number of people from Shoshone County who have served their state with distinction: "Over the years I’ve been surprised at the ...


A look at what lawmakers did, didn’t accomplish…

Here’s a rundown on this year’s just-concluded legislative session from the Associated Press: By Kimberlee Kruesi BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers closed out the 2017 legislative session Wednesday, finishing ...