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November 8
  • Charles Krauthammer: It’s time for steady but firm GOP initiatives

    Page B4 Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn’t win it. The Democrats lost it. This is not to say that you didn’t show …

  • Froma Harrop: If you want change, look to the states

    Page B4 The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn’t matter much to progressives. Even when Democrats have the majority, precious little gets done in a body that lets a minority …

  • Editorial: Crackdown overdue on for-profit colleges

    Page B4 The Democrats took another midterm thumping Tuesday largely because the administration of President Obama has suffered repeated episodes of bureaucratic breakdowns, or worse: from the Internal Revenue Service, the Veterans … 14

  • Guest opinion: Racist groups overlap in Texas, tarnish state

    Page B5 White racists plan to gather in East Texas today. Yes, even more than on any other weekend. In a battle of the burning crosses, an extremist white neo-Nazi group and …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: Our outdoors needs continued investment

    Page B5 The Inland Northwest needs comprehensive solutions to ensure the high-quality outdoor access we have come to expect. Spokane joins many other communities across 33 counties asking for state grants to …

  • Honor the tribe

    Page B5 During the 1994 dedication of the library building next to the Spokane Falls, tribal leader Peter Campbell shared words that reminded those in attendance of the importance of recognizing the …

  • Three thanks to paper

    Page B5 Yes, Spokesman-Review, I agree with your Oct. 23 editorial urging Spokane City Council members not to hide behind the 2005 preservation of historical buildings ordinance and forgo any action. Indeed, …

  • No sense of direction

    Page B5 On Nov. 1, The Spokesman-Review ran an article in the Today section titled “Poetic Spokane.” All illustration photos used were file photos. Obviously, someone wasn’t paying attention. Dan Morris’ “watching …

  • Drawing to a close

    Page B5 It will be refreshing when we elect a new president for the simple reason that cartoonist Michael Ramirez will run out of material.

  • Seniors disregarded

    Page B5 When I read in the Oct. 19 Spokesman-Review that we seniors are likely to get less than a 2 percent raise on our Social Security again this year, I was …

  • Threat from within

    Page B5 Conservatives have been successful over the last few decades at eroding the public’s faith in government and government institutions, in part by their constant berating and never-ending negative campaigning against …

  • Wolf program mismanaged

    Page B5 I find myself laughing at how very dumb Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are for letting the tree huggers and wolf petters dictate the wolf program.

  • Waste deal stinks

    Page B5 When the Spokane Valley City Council decided to abandon the Spokane County transfer station and recycling facility in favor of Sunshine, it smelled bad. It smells even worse now that …

  • Quarantine politicians

    Page B5 Isn’t it amazing that those who preach freedom from government control are among the most controlling? I think about the nurse who put her life on the line to help …

  • Guns and Ebola

    Page B5 More than 30,000 people die from guns every year while the right wing follows the gun industry’s marching orders. While over 70 percent of National Rifle Association members want universal …

November 7
  • Editorial: County needs cleanup clout that city has

    Page A13 A new ordinance has given the city of Spokane the means to more quickly identify the owners of abandoned properties and try to hold them accountable for their condition. Spokane …

  • Amy Goodman: Minimum wage wins show action beneath surface

    Page A13 Elections in the United States are all about money – lots of it, increasingly from untraceable, “dark” sources. Ultimately, though, history is not made of money but of movements. The …

  • Immigration and jobs

    Page A13 Who do you think should get the next United States jobs?

  • Oil train coverage biased

    Page A13 I was disappointed in the bias presented in your front-page article (Oct. 29) on the Washington Department of Ecology hearing about the impending increase in oil train traffic. While you …

  • S-R could be more

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review’s Oct. 22 article “Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor who led Watergate coverage, dies” mentions how Publisher Katharine Graham wanted to bring new life to the small town Washington …

November 6
  • Dana Milbank: Republicans have majority, but no clear purpose

    Page A11 During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected. But Sen. Mitch McConnell had a different idea. “This is not the time to lay out an …

  • Editorial: Keep pressure on election winners

    Page A11 After the confetti is swept away and yard signs are removed (deadline is Nov. 14), the public tends to disengage from politics. But if you were moved by particular issues, … 4

  • Spokane landmarks?

    Page A11 Athens has the Acropolis. Rome has the Colosseum. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Beijing has the Forbidden City. London has Big Ben. Cairo has the Giza pyramids. Agra has the …

  • Universal precautions

    Page A11 I am getting a little weary of health care facilities everywhere talking about not being ready to handle Ebola patients.

  • Perfect love the antidote

    Page A11 Bryan Fischer’s quote in the Oct. 22 Spokesman-Review, “Homosexuality brought us Hitler …” turns logic upside down. It was Hitler’s fear of homosexuals, Jews, physical deformities in people, plus anyone …

  • Spotlight predator hunt

    Page A11 Kudos to Kathleen Parker (Oct. 26) on her opinion column.

November 5
  • Christine M. Flowers: Blame for Ebola spreading fastest

    Page A13 I remember, as a child, watching “Ben-Hur” and wondering why being sent to a “leper colony” was such a bad thing. To me, lepers were regal animals with beautiful coats …

  • Editorial: Decisions on association health insurance plans should be flexible

    Page A13 Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler last week approved a health insurance plan offered by the Associated General Contractors of Washington, good news for the 500,000-odd employees in the state who get … 2

  • Upgrade recycling

    Page A13 Our Waste-to-Energy Plant could be recycling more efficiently, and possibly making a profit doing it. Yes, they have an area to drop off various recyclables, but what about all the …

  • Animals treated better

    Page A13 Please help me to understand how our county manages to provide many shelters to care for and protect our animals but is not successful at doing the same for homeless …