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March 28
  • Avista letter suspicious

    Page A13 In our area, Avista is sending many of us letters comparing our energy consumption with our neighbors. Everyone I have spoken to that has received these letters is being urged …

  • More police oversight needed

    Page A13 Eastern Washington University professor Edward Byrnes’ analysis of Spokane Police Department civilian contacts clearly shows that African-Americans and Native Americans are stopped by the police at a disproportionate rate compared …

  • Words don’t match actions

    Page A13 On March 16, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers addressed a women’s Christian forum on the subject of the “war on women.” She said it is the task of this group to …

  • God is patient

    Page A13 Tim Beamer (“Where is God?” Feb. 17) asked good questions that basically boil down to, “If God exists, why is there evil in the world? Where is God?”

  • Beware the tinder box

    Page A13 Militia groups that showed up at the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse in Spokane earlier this month, armed to the teeth and claiming on the Internet that they are peaceful …

  • Religious agreement

    Page A13 I have a solution to most wars and insurrections. Most of them are religious in origin. If all the religions – Christians, Hindus, etc., – would accept the fact that …

  • GOP snubs its own history

    Page A13 Back when some prominent Republicans were reasonable, they endorsed some measures now advocated by the Obama administration. Quickly comes to mind Obamacare, which essentially copied Massachusetts’ health care reform under …

  • Practicing subversion

    Page A13 Did the Republicans consort with and give aid in the form of advice to the government of Iran? If someone declares you his enemy, isn’t he then your enemy? Iran …

March 27
  • Amy Goodman: The costs of war and price of peace

    Page A13 What price would you pay not to kill another human being? At what point would you commit the offenses allegedly perpetrated by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged Wednesday with …

  • Editorial: Zags, GU represent Spokane at its finest

    Page A13 Feelin’ 16? You should. Today, the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team will renew play in its 17th consecutive March Madness campaign, taking the court against UCLA, a team the Bulldogs … 2

  • Israel friendship strained

    Page A13 Every president since World War II has affirmed in the most passionate language that Israel is our friend. But friendship is a two-way street.

  • Bible not a legal source

    Page A13 My cousin, Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, boycotted a Senate invocation by a non-Christian on the false premise: “The fact that our entire legal system was based on the Ten Commandments.”

  • Support rail electrification

    Page A13 Most Americans would be surprised to learn that more than one-half the freight moved by rail worldwide is powered by locomotives using electricity. Europe, Japan, China, even Ethiopia, have electrified …

March 26
  • Ruth Marcus: Lynch delay not about race, gender

    Page A11 Let’s get a few things straight about the delay in confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general. It’s outrageous. It also has nothing to do with her race or gender. Contriving …

  • Editorial: Try new approach to property crime

    Page A11 Decades of being “tough on crime” have proved to be tough on taxpayers. But the principles of smart justice are gaining traction locally and statewide. The city and county of … 8

  • Red light tickets deserved

    Page A11 Regarding “Red light tickets unfair” (March 17): Writer Raymond Garcea states the program is unfair because it chastises his or her human imperfections due to everyone having different reaction times …

  • Legislators keep in touch

    Page A11 There was an excellent event held March 14 at the Washington State University Riverpoint campus Academic Center auditorium. The place was filled to overflowing with citizens there to hear our …

  • What about knives?

    Page A11 Wow! Shawn Vestal (March 18) endorses another gun confiscation bill. Why does that not surprise me?

  • Billboard shows chutzpah

    Page A11 Recently, I was appalled to observe the chutzpah of the large billboard on the edge of downtown Spokane that stated: “Stand Up for Israel.” One can’t even imagine such a …

March 25
  • Trudy Rubin: Afghan women must know they’re not alone

    Page A11 Many Afghan women worry their recent gains will be lost after the last U.S. troops leave. But the story of Suraya Pakzad – a courageous Afghan woman with links to …

  • Editorial: Inspector general would be worth the cost to Idaho

    Page A11 Idaho legislators probably will not hear HB 200, which would create an inspector general office, despite a new report finding the Department of Education has sunk $61 million into a … 1

  • Bergdahl swap under wraps

    Page A11 The final outcome of the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl terrorist swap will never be released, especially now that President Obama has taken anything related to the White House off the Freedom …

  • Welcome, Bishop Daly

    Page A11 On behalf of the extended faith community of Spokane, I would like to welcome Bishop Thomas Daly to the city of Spokane. We were delighted to read of his appointment …

  • Power to voters

    Page A11 Sen. Ted Cruz was quoted in the March 16 Spokesman-Review saying unlimited political cash would give “rank and file” conservative activists greater sway in picking their representatives. He said that …

March 24
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Federal Reserve Board walking a tight rate hike line

    Page A11 The Federal Reserve is at a crossroads, and it doesn’t know where it’s going. After holding short-term interest rates near zero for six years, Fed policymakers, led by chair Janet …

  • Editorial: Washington Legislature should reclaim No Child Left Behind funds

    Page A11 Last year, the Legislature failed to adopt a teacher and principal evaluation bill, ensuring that Washington would be the first state to have its federal No Child Left Behind waiver … 3

  • Vanishing asphalt

    Page A11 I just got home by taking a rather poor section of High Drive and realized in some countries they drive on “the” left. We drive on “what is” left.

  • ‘ISIS’ an insult

    Page A11 Had it occurred to you folks out there in the lamestream media that the use of the name “ISIS” to refer to that reprehensible terrorist group is an insult to …

  • Add eminent domain to list

    Page A11 The March 19 editorial listing the ways in which the current Idaho Legislature is depriving local governments of their ability to govern missed one important restriction that is now on …

  • Remove studded tires now

    Page A11 Think about it: temperatures in the 60s, no snow anticipated until at least Thanksgiving, studded tires take longer to stop on dry pavement, and the fact that you are chewing …