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February 17
  • Fagan should keep quiet

    Page A9 I’m writing regarding the story in the Feb. 10 Spokesman-Review regarding Councilman Mike Fagan’s opinion on vaccinations.

  • Plenty of meeting sites

    Page A9 Regarding city employees spending tax dollars on meetings and food: Rather than spend taxpayer money to conduct meetings at the Spokane Club or in restaurants, Spokane city employees could conduct …

  • Where is God?

    Page A9 With all the press God has been getting lately in The Spokesman-Review (Pastor John Weston, Russell Wilson, Jim Berg), regarding his presumed interest in professional football, maybe we should be …

  • Try non-lethal deterrence

    Page A9 Gov. Butch Otter spent $143,000 to kill 31 predating wolves involved in 75 attacks on livestock, and is asking for more. This seems to be a huge drain on Idaho …

February 16
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: History will judge Alabama bigotry

    Page A11 In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door. It happened at the University of Alabama, where two African-American students, Vivian Malone and James …

  • No qualifications needed

    Page A11 It is very gratifying to read recent Spokesman-Review discussions of Spokane City Council matters. It is apparent that we are very fortunate to live in a city in which the …

  • Treat sovereignty consistently

    Page A11 As the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian army is escalating, U.S. and European leaders highlight the inviolability of sovereignty and territorial integrity of U.N. member states. During …

February 15
  • Kathleen Parker: Trust a valuable thing to squander

    Page B8 These are tough times for NBC’s Brian Williams – and tougher times for journalism. The NBC newsman was suspended Tuesday night for six months amid charges that he misremembered or …

  • Smart Bombs: Big Vitamin flexes its muscle

    Page B8 As a mainstream media guy, I realize that what I’m about to say will be instantly suspect among dwellers of the alternative universe. We’ve all met the enlightened people who … 7

  • Editorial: Senators’ state transportation package a good start

    Page B8 The $15 billion transportation package proposed last week by a bipartisan group of senators would go a long way toward addressing the sorry state of Washington’s roads, railroads and mass … 3

  • Cheryl Kilday: It’s important to re-establish state’s tourism story

    Page B9 Here are a few facts about Washington that not everyone knows. Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in our state.

  • Remove Fagan from board

    Page B9 The response to the current measles outbreak is once again highlighting the misinformation and fear that is spread by people who ignore the scientific data proving that immunizations are both …

  • Fagan pro-choice?

    Page B9 It is interesting to note that those against vaccination – Mike Fagan and others – can now be firmly considered “pro-choice.”

  • Turn to experts

    Page B9 I am surprised and disappointed that The Spokesman-Review would give front-page space to Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan’s uninformed opinions on vaccinations. It only serves to perpetuate the many untruths …

  • Change health board

    Page B9 Among states that retain boards of health, Washington is nearly unique. Most jurisdictions either elect health board members directly, like school boards, or board members are appointed, usually from designated, …

  • Give him a library card

    Page B9 Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan has no business serving on the Spokane County health board. While his extreme views are merely an annoyance on the City Council, we cannot afford …

  • Critical thinking is healthy

    Page B9 I was very gratified to read Shawn Vestal’s Feb. 11 column, which did an outstanding job of explaining how the scientific process is used to assess the risks and benefits …

  • Enact studded tire permit

    Page B9 I agree completely with The Spokesman-Review Feb. 10 editorial regarding a requirement for a permit in order to use studded tires in Washington.

  • Build community differently

    Page B9 Another thoughtful column (Feb. 1) by Paul Turner, as always, about our regional enthusiasm for professional football.

  • Pastor in Muslim grip

    Page B9 ISIS fighters are terrorists and, as our president stated, whatever their ideology is, it is extreme. But even though they are labeled ISIS (Islamic State in Syria), Obama insists that …

  • Music is in decline

    Page B9 Things are changing awfully fast, and not always for the better. I read in the paper that piano stores are closing because children aren’t getting piano lessons. What’s next; violins, …

  • Utopian vision blurred

    Page B9 After reading Ken Dix’s well-crafted Jan. 29 letter about Spokane’s street planning leading us to become more like Portland, Anthony Gill’s response, “Let Spokane be more,” appeared Feb. 9.

February 14
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s passivity rooted in apology for West

    Page B4 His secretary of defense says “the world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears them out. …

  • Froma Harrop: GOP pushes economics policy based on age of investor rather than growth

    Page B4 We’ve seen senior discounts for buses. We’ve seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We’ve seen senior discounts in supermarkets. Most make some sense, helping businesses attract older customers at slow …

  • Editorial: Self-serving bills need impartial scrutiny

    Page B4 A suggestion for elected officials: Hire an average citizen as a consultant, and run so-called reforms past him or her. If an idea induces eye-rolling, drop it. We offer this … 11

  • It’s time to halt fast-track trade authority

    Page B5 Clearly, trade of U.S. agriculture products, which represents about 10 percent of total U.S. exports, has benefited farmers and ranchers. Our markets abroad have been so strong and demand for …

  • Global warming hits skiing?

    Page B5 I can’t help but notice that this winter has been rainy and without much snow. Ever since 2011, the amount of snow has been decreasing at ski resorts in the …

  • Bad timing for movie

    Page B5 Our culture struggles with examples of healthy intimate relationships. Super Bowl halftime ads tackle domestic violence. Colleges finally respond to escalating rapes on campus. Sex trafficking with teens in the …

  • Keep nuclear capability

    Page B5 Dr. Amundson’s guest opinion article expresses the dream of all Americans. Sadly, it is based on emotion rather than reality.

  • Senators wrong on immigration

    Page B5 Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both Democrats, voted against HR 240. Their nay votes on the House-passed Department of Homeland Security spending bill is disappointing. Instead of standing with …