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July 26
  • Froma Harrop: ‘Sharing economy’? I’ll take a hotel, thanks

    Page B4 The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house – or the whole house. Like … 4

  • Charles Krauthammer: The disturbing truth behind Obama’s detachment

    Page B4 The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When … 121

  • Guest opinion: Time in Congo offers voting lessons

    Page B5 Events of the past few years in several states have given me the unnerving feeling that I have seen this before. I spent 28 years in the thinly camouflaged dictatorship … 1

  • Here’s what’s happening

    Page B5 As a former resident and visitorwith numerous connections to Israel, and being a news junkie, I’m often asked to explain: “What exactly is going on in the Middle East?” Interestingly, … 39

  • A history lesson

    Page B5 Regarding Jennifer Calvert’s July 8 letter: I would like to refer to a bit of history and explain her inaccuracies. 13

  • Speak out against hate

    Page B5 I am sick of hearing Republicans across the country carp about President Obama. They disapprove of everything he does and doesn’t do. Apparently he’s just permanently wrong. He’s wrong when … 28

  • Obama is the worst

    Page B5 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “Five men on the Supreme Court took away women’s right to birth control.” This was proven wrong. 43

  • Words misrepresented

    Page B5 Cartoonist Nick Anderson (July 19) misrepresents Howard Zinn’s words printed below an image of a missile about to strike an airplane, implying he said this about the Malaysian jet downed … 1

  • Voting for Pakootas

    Page B5 It’s time for the Speaker John Boehner leaner – that’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers – to go back to picking peaches. In her new TV ad she says, “We must … 63

  • Chase helps people

    Page B5 I am very cynical about politicians, but when it comes to Rob Chase, he helped me personally. Out of all the city, county and state politicians that I contacted, he …

  • Support for officer

    Page B5 In response to the numerous letters blaming the officer who shot the vehicle-bound dog in Coeur d’Alene: 18

  • Shooting unjustified

    Page B5 I’ve been a pet owner for 50 years. Dogs love to go for rides in the car. It’s one of the few highlights in their lives. 10

  • Slow down, drivers

    Page B5 OK, Spokane, where did you hide all the driving manners we were brought up with? I am appalled at the manners of the drivers nowadays, mostly young women who tend … 48

July 25
  • Amy Goodman: Media ‘blockades’ Gaza truth

    Page A11 According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the … 23

  • Editorial: Spokane picks best route in ride-share controversy

    Page A11 The ride-sharing controversy can break a couple of ways: Cities can accept that Uber and Lyft are popular services and try to harmonize them with traditional taxi service; or they … 6

  • Harrop is wrong

    Page A11 Froma Harrop (July 19) should familiarize herself with the U.S. Constitution before throwing rocks at the House Republicans. The Constitution clearly says that all laws will originate in the Congress. 21

  • Sheriff deserves re-election

    Page A11 Whose convoluted mind birthed a policy that sends rotten deputies on paid vacation? Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich must be re-elected. 10

  • Wilson refeshing

    Page A11 A breath of fresh air, and a new approach to government, is Dave Wilson’s goal for the office of 5th Congressional District representative. By replacing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, we … 41

  • Fix leaky border

    Page A11 I’ve had a ruptured water pipe since the President Reagan years. I don’t understand it. I mop the floor several times a day, and bail the water out. I buy … 39

  • Care about children

    Page A11 Some of us citizens of the United States are descendants of immigrants or refugees who settled here in America from other countries within the last 300 years or so; some … 24

July 24
  • Editorial: ‘Add 4 Words’ protesters deserve legislators’ attention

    Page A11 The Ada County courtroom where about two dozen “Add the 4 Words” protesters were sentenced Monday was packed. Too bad there wasn’t enough seating for Idaho’s legislators. They would have … 2

  • Ruth Marcus: Anonymous sources a path to truth-telling

    Page A11 Let us now praise anonymous sources. The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use …

  • Kuney endorsement disappointing

    Page A11 Your endorsement of Mary Kuney for Spokane County treasurer was disappointing. 12

  • Snubs are un-American

    Page A11 This is the political season (when isn’t it?) and each candidate is competing for the rare vote by insisting he/she has integrity, believes in transparency, is accessible, and will fairly … 64

  • I’m not that Orr

    Page A11 My name is George Orr. I am a 71-year-old Democrat. I have one older brother. I have two daughters, no sons. 16

July 23
  • Trudy Rubin: Time for Europe to stand up to Putin

    Page A13 Vladimir Putin has become a global menace. There is an irrefutable link between the Russian leader’s reckless policies on Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. This tragedy … 5

  • Editorial: Supreme Court best avenue to decide dueling ACA rulings

    Page A13 A split decision in federal courts doesn’t mean a technical knockout for the Affordable Care Act, but it does set up more rounds of counterproductive sparring. The sooner the U.S. … 13

  • Where’s the compassion?

    Page A13 What happened to the compassion for others in this country of ours? 166

  • Spokane vs. Houston

    Page A13 It’s hot. I grew up in Washington, but for the past 27 years have lived in Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast. Recently, we’ve started spending summer vacations in Spokane, … 19

  • Uranium decay a danger

    Page A13 I read the following on the Internet, “Bald Eagles Are Dying of Lead Poisoning, and Hunters Are to Blame.” I believe that bald eagles are dying of lead poisoning, but … 17