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September 9
  • Demand that Shea debate

    Page A9 The 4th Legislative District of Spokane County has a problem. We have an excellent candidate, Josh Arritola, running against the sitting state representative. We need someone in the 4th who …

  • Police double standard

    Page A9 I was not surprised to read in the Sept. 3 Spokesman-Review that Lt. Matthew Cowles received a slap on the wrist for a reckless driving and racing incident in March. …

  • Priest Lake campers the problem

    Page A9 In response to Steve Barber’s Sept. 3 letter concerning the removal of cabins on Priest Lake, I disagree.

September 8
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Photo hacking steals choice

    Page A7 OK, so about the hacking of certain actresses’ computer files and the posting of nude photos found therein: Can we be frank?

  • Don’t ignore forage fish

    Page A7 As our summer steelhead season and fall chinook season begins, it is hard not to think about the ocean those fish are coming from and swimming back to. Having healthy …

  • Reinstate the COLA

    Page A7 The Washington Supreme Court’s decision against the reinstatement of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for public employees was a severe financial setback for retirees. In 1995, the Legislature merged and replaced …

September 7
September 6
  • Editorial: Effort to preserve military’s presence in Washington vital

    Page B4 Washington lived a charmed life while other states lost thousands of jobs during rounds of military base closings in the 1980s and 1990s. The charm may be wearing off. A … 8

  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama, NATO weak on deterring Russia

    Page B4 At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the …

  • Froma Harrop: Here’s a simple solution to hacked photos

    Page B4 The FBI is looking into what millions of people are looking at: hacked photos of naked celebrities. Pictures from the formerly private collections of Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera …

  • Guest opinion: With cooperation, medical school ready to thrive

    Page B5 Spokane has a great medical school at the Riverpoint campus thanks to years of successful collaboration between the University of Washington and Washington State University. Accredited to the UW School …

  • Guest opinion: Vote in Scotland could break up UK

    Page B5 “Should Scotland be an independent country?” This is the question Scottish voters face in a Sept. 18 referendum. There is currently a small “no” majority in the polls, but the …

  • VA eligibility too broad

    Page B5 Several recent letters about the Veterans Administration remind me of a sore point. Why is it that people who served for just three or four years in a peacetime military …

  • War lessons unlearned

    Page B5 Here we go again. Haven’t we learned anything about wars in the past 12 years? We are bankrupting our country on a fool’s war against Muslims. President Obama recently said …

  • What’s with age question?

    Page B5 Although I was very inspired by your “Booming Business” article (Sept. 1) on award-winning sound composer Bill Byrne, it seemed ridiculous and insulting to ask him, as you did, “You …

  • Prevent animal shootings

    Page B5 A dog is killed by a police officer in the United States approximately every 98 minutes. Many are owned by the very people who called the police for help in …

  • Full-time operative

    Page B5 David Hamer’s Aug. 24 letter reflects the sad state of affairs of our political culture.

September 5
  • Editorial: Murray’s bill would help bring physicians to rural communities

    Page A11 The nation isn’t supplying enough primary care physicians to meet future demands, and the need is particularly acute in rural communities. The Affordable Care Act provided some assistance, but the … 10

  • Amy Goodman: Demand preservation of net neutrality from FCC

    Page A11 Next Wednesday, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grass-roots …

  • Where is humane death?

    Page A11 Let me first say that, yes, I am one of those bleeding heart liberals who believe abortion needs to be an option, unless one of the people who says no …

  • Johnson good for Spokane

    Page A11 As a 35-year veteran criminal justice professional, I cannot overstate my enthusiasm for the sensible and effective Smart Justice program that Mary Lou Johnson, candidate for Spokane County commissioner, has …

  • VA changes worthwhile

    Page A11 It’s sad that Sandy Tarbox’s father (“Some vet claims suspect,” Aug. 31) may not have been aware of the Veterans Affairs claims system in place now. He initially was awarded …

September 4