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May 19
  • Looking up to IRS

    Page A11 Well now, I guess the job to get is with the IRS (“IRS workers didn’t pay taxes, kept jobs” – May 7). You cannot pay your taxes, yet get bonuses, …

  • Salmon numbers in perspective

    Page A11 Recent news articles tout the bounty of salmon coming up the Snake and Clearwater rivers through Lower Granite Dam this year, with quotes from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and …

  • New buildings and bills?

    Page A11 Two questions:

  • Urge support for LWCF

    Page A11 The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), now 50 years old, is a bipartisan commitment signed into law by Congress in 1965. Its purpose was to safeguard natural areas, water …

May 18
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Crowdfunding no sub for ACA

    Page A9 Luis Lang would like you to send him some money. He has taken to GoFundMe, the crowdfunding website, trying to raise $30,000. Lang, who is 49 and lives in Fort …

  • Mom of the Year

    Page A9 Donna Kuhn (May 9) nailed it. I saw that clip on KXLY. That lady cared enough about her son to take him to task for his conduct. She reminded me …

  • Adjuncts treated poorly

    Page A9 Thank you for publishing “Adjunct professors deserve more money, job security” by Keith Hoeller (May 2), highlighting the low pay for the majority of the state’s community college professors.

May 17
  • Smart Bombs: Despite objections, Obamacare has worked

    Page B8 The Affordable Care Act covers 1.6 million Floridians. Florida Health Choices covers 80. The latter was pushed through the Florida Legislature in 2008 by then-House Speaker Marco Rubio. He told … 136

  • Editorial: Washington lawmakers should be accountable to pay raise

    Page B8 Must be an odd-numbered year, because the melodrama of Washington legislators fending off a pay raise is underway. Since 1987, the Salary Commission has met every other year to determine … 4

  • Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush confuses policy, family loyalty

    Page B8 You know we’re off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race …

  • Rep. Luke Malek: Idaho should resist politics of obedience

    Page B9 In a rant on Twitter this week, Idaho Freedom Foundation “policy analyst” Parrish Miller wrote that in regards to court enforcement of familial obligations, “Philosophically, I remain unconvinced that such …

  • Clarifying contributions

    Page B9 The April 24 Spokesman-Review editorial mentions our organization as one that opposed Sen. Andy Billig’s campaign finance legislation, which died in the Senate. We opposed the bill, but not for …

  • VFW Post 51 snubbed

    Page B9 In reading the May 5 article on Occupy Spokane, the reporter indicated that they were at the Robert Monaghan Memorial. The actual name is the Ensign John R. Monaghan Memorial.

  • Embrace Monroe revitalization

    Page B9 The city of Spokane has unveiled an exciting new plan that will dramatically reshape a key stretch of North Monroe Street that passes through Spokane’s historic Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood, my neighborhood.

  • This is a paradise

    Page B9 Can you be in love with where we live? When I watch the nightly news, I just am blown away. These letters we write to the paper are mostly complaints. …

  • Leaders should take test

    Page B9 As parents, we have become increasingly concerned about the amount of testing our children are doing at school, and about the new Smarter Balanced test. Our children are good readers, …

  • McMorris Rodgers on VA cuts?

    Page B9 On April 22, The Spokesman-Review carried a story entitled “VA chief calls budget plan ‘inadequate’.” The Republican House subcommittee plans to cut the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs …

  • Patagonia should stay home

    Page B9 Patagonia bought full-page ads in several newspapers in Washington. These ads were to get people to contact our state senators to attempt to destroy four hydroelectric dams on our rivers.

  • Don’t ignore rising CO2

    Page B9 It is front page news in the May 7 Spokesman-Review: Earth’s monthly average of carbon dioxide passed 400 parts per million, way over the supposedly safe level of 350 ppm …

  • Uphold sandbox rules

    Page B9 Recently, we have been aware of a squabble in the media about some people taking exception to a showing of cartoons making fun of Mohammed.

  • Change execution methods

    Page B9 In regards to Nathan Watts’ May 10 letter, “Killing is killing,” I guess he doesn’t feel killers should be held accountable for their actions.

May 16
  • Froma Harrop: The left is wrong on fast-track trade issue

    Page A12 The left’s success in denying President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold. The case put forth by a showboating Sen. Elizabeth Warren – …

  • Editorial: Wilderness protection gets rare, powerful backing

    Page A12 The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is gaining altitude. After almost a decade of advocacy for preservation of the 88,000 acres straddling the Idaho/Montana border, the group is ready to … 1

  • Charles Krauthammer: GOP should advance on free trade

    Page A12 That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions – provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has …

  • Guest opinion: Funding ski area supports students

    Page A13 As Washington’s leaders enter into final debate over the capital budget for the next biennium, they should consider Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park’s $2.23 million request as more than …

  • Guest opinion: Successful crime prevention found in community

    Page A13 Spokane Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is becoming more independent, but a new contract recently negotiated with the City of Spokane Police Department will enable us to continue our community …

  • Paid leave objections shallow

    Page A13 The Spokane City Council is sparring with the idea of passing a law that would require certain employers to provide paid leave. Many employers, and even some council members, do …

  • Backward business cycle

    Page A13 It was interesting to read the May 10 letter from Hal Dixon proposing the same tired platitudes that all businesses need is less regulation and lower taxes and we will …

  • Evidence hasn’t trickled down

    Page A13 Two points and two questions to consider regarding Hal Dixon’s May 10 letter to the editor:

  • Paranoia goes mainstream

    Page A13 Leonard Pitts Jr. (May 11) again hits the nail on the head. Most rational people will be hard pressed to disagree with Pitts, in that what now passes for mainstream …