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May 23
  • Froma Harrop: Just who are the Waco bikers?

    Page A12 Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas – a shootout that left nine dead. Why are these guys committing grown-up violence over the seemingly …

  • Editorial: Don’t leave LSDF to die at feet of Legislature

    Page A12 The Life Sciences Discovery Fund may have cancer; possibly the only way the 10-year-old program survives the budget wars in Olympia. Created to identify promising early stage health care technologies … 1

  • Charles Krauthammer: Iraq a battlefield of retrospectives

    Page A12 Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of …

  • Guest opinion: College Spark has helped many, but not enough

    Page A13 A decade ago, College Spark Washington changed from the state’s student loan guarantor to a foundation dedicated to helping low-income students become college-ready and go on to finish their degrees. …

  • Guest opinion: School walkout isn’t an easy decision

    Page A13 Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) has quietly come and gone, and this year in the Spokane area, that week was replete with ironies. Many teachers were in the midst of …

  • Politics of derailment

    Page A13 The Democrats have their nerve. Just because fatalities occurred in the May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, they shamelessly seized the opportunity to propose additional federal spending to improve Amtrak …

  • Wright article fans flames

    Page A13 It never ceases to amaze me when we look back on history and judge the past with the eyes of today. The Col. George Wright brouhaha (May 17) is an …

  • Bill provides transparency

    Page A13 In her May 17 letter, Cheryl Stewart explains why her organization, Associated General Contractors, opposed a bill, SB 5153, that would require increased transparency in Washington elections.

  • Ski expansion isn’t green

    Page A13 Post Falls High School teacher Cynthia Rust, in her May 16 op-ed, “Funding ski area supports students,” argues for $2.23 million to improve buildings and add a 15,000-square-foot guest center …

  • Columnists wrong on TPP

    Page A13 If Froma Harrop and Charles Krauthammer (May 16) think the Trans-Pacific Partnership is so good, then why didn’t they explain how good they think the Investor State Dispute Settlement provision …

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  • Trudy Rubin: Iraq mess needs thoughtfulness, not politics

    Page A11 On May 23, 2003, I attended the Baghdad news conference at which the U.S. viceroy, Paul Bremer, announced he was dissolving the Iraqi army. I thought of that day when …

  • Editorial: Drought puts required river flow levels to test

    Page A11 Yeah, it’s dry. Water flow at the Avista Utilities Post Falls dam was 3,630 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, perhaps the lowest for the date ever recorded at a … 2

  • GOP wants SS cuts

    Page A11 Ryan Cooper, correspondent for The Week, recently wrote, “Eight out of 10 poor people are students, children, elderly, disabled, or involuntarily unemployed, because those are people who have trouble working …

  • Apartment design intrusive

    Page A11 An Indian Trail apartment complex planned by Diamond Rock Construction includes a 200-foot-long, 35-foot-high, three-story apartment building built 5 feet away from the property line of six homes. This building …

May 19
  • Robert J. Samuelson: China’s huge trade surplus in decline

    Page A11 This is no time to get all worked up over China’s currency manipulation. To use it as an excuse to resist the Obama administration’s pro-trade posture is perverse. This opposition …

  • Editorial: Uncontested races don’t serve public’s best interests

    Page A11 In Washington, the top two candidates advance to the general election. In many Spokane County races, the primaries are over. Friday was the last day to file for office in … 3

  • 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 …