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Readers in the Inland Northwest can submit letters to The Spokesman-Review. Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must include the writer's home street address and a daytime telephone number.

June 14
  • Skeptical of climate change

    Page B5 Since 2007, I have read thousands of articles on climate change and alternative energy sources. Today, I am skeptical that man-made pollution has replaced natural variation as the cause of … 35

June 13
  • Editorial: Secrecy of rail cargo should not be tolerated

    Page A15 Railroad companies don’t want the public to know about shipments of crude oil chugging through their communities but some states, including Washington and Idaho, have refused to get on board. … 23

  • Amy Goodman: Fleeing children a U.S. issue

    Page A15 Have you seen the pictures? All the kids, sleeping on floors in row upon row, detained by the Department of Homeland Security. There are more children coming in every day, … 11

  • Spokane VA saved me

    Page A15 With all of the bad publicity the Veterans Affairs health care program is receiving at this time, I thought I should write a letter to say something good about them … 10

  • Unjustifiable wars?

    Page A15 This is a difficult letter for me to write. I do not want to disrespect the fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but since World War II how many … 51

  • Bergdahl retrieval justified

    Page A15 As pointed out in The Spokesman-Review (June 5), how would critics lambasting the freeing of Idaho’s Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl feel today if he had died in captivity with no effort … 56

  • Not all soldiers Christian

    Page A15 There was a most interesting cartoon in the June 6 paper. It had an important message about those who gave their lives. It had another interesting message, though. 10

June 12
  • Editorial: Washington, immigration reform lose with Cantor’s exit

    Page A11 When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary Tuesday, Washington’s economy lost, too, if Republicans shrink further from immigration reform. Cantor opponent Dave Brat pounded the GOP leader … 22

  • Dana Milbank: Obama circle groupthink worrisome

    Page A11 Of the many strange moments in the Bowe Bergdahl saga, the most worrisome was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s statement about the prisoner exchange. “The president feels very strongly about this. … 12

  • Monopoly with Obama

    Page A11 I would sincerely love to play a game of Monopoly with our president. He would, no doubt, trade me Boardwalk, Park Place, Pennsylvania Avenue, North Carolina Avenue and Pacific Avenue … 133

  • Protect ‘Mom and Pop’

    Page A11 I read with some amusement the May 25 letter from Daryl Rheingans and John Shasky in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act. They fail to note that if this misguided … 12

  • Problems with remote care

    Page A11 The use of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) for deaf individuals needing hospital care deserves more perspective. American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language with body language accounting for up … 6

June 11
  • Editorial: Obama executive order eases financial burden of higher education

    Page A13 President Barack Obama’s executive order on college loans will ease the burden for many Americans struggling with debt payments, but the heavy lifting remains on the front end. Higher education … 72

  • Trudy Rubin: Not too late for U.S. to confront new jihadi threat

    Page A13 Late last month an American from Florida blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria. Here’s the good news: Moner Mohammad Abusalha’s truck bomb was aimed at Syrian government … 2

  • Don’t forget the codes

    Page A13 The alleged backdating of Spokane County documents is a symptom of our county commissioners’ forget-the-codes, let’s-build attitude. Our neighborhood will soon plead its case in Superior Court. 10

  • Preserve WWAMI

    Page A13 Since 1973, the WWAMI program in which I was a professor for 21 years has enabled training of doctors during their first year at the University of Washington School of … 2

  • The right to rail

    Page A13 In response to “Extremists sully U.S. flag” (April 24), which stated that the people do not have the right to rail against the federal government, insisting it is absolute: 72

June 10
  • Mona Charen: Iran playing Obama for a fool

    Page A11 Considering how easy it would be for the Iranian regime to get everything it wants from the current administration, it’s a little startling to see the “supreme leader” brazenly poking … 115

  • Editorial: Lawmakers should help others help charters

    Page A11 When Washington approves a charter school, it doesn’t come with a check. By the time the first eight have opened their doors – most in August 2015 – supporters of … 8

  • Freeze the misinformation

    Page A11 Listen up, America. Admission to heaven does not have anything to do with how much money you have accumulated, what color your skin is, what country you happen to have … 71

  • Don’t overdo park facelift

    Page A11 I read with interest and support the May 31 front page article regarding the “rescue” of Charles W. Smith’s “dinosaur bone” sculpture created for Spokane’s Expo ’74. 8

  • Nobody is accountable

    Page A11 I fear that President Obama will end the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl controversy by simply pardoning him. Again, no one is held accountable. 65

  • Voluminous venom spewed

    Page A11 Too much venom will kill the snake. Mona Charen, the spitting cobra of the radical right, should be careful. She, along with many other right-wing nuts, has been trying to … 62

June 9
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Open carry a new idea

    Page A7 A few days ago, the NRA inadvertently said something reasonable. This, in response to a series of protests in Texas. It seems advocates of the right to carry firearms openly … 136

  • Don’t censor denials

    Page A7 A June 6 letter calls for The Spokesman-Review to stop publishing letters from global warming deniers. This is censorship in a nation of free speech. 146

  • Support climate solutions

    Page A7 In North America, we will be taking long-term action at the state level to come up with ways to reduce carbon emissions, and I am relieved and yet aware of … 73

June 8