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September 13
  • Freeloading corporations

    Page B5 Lately, a flood of large corporations have decided to purchase small foreign companies in order to change their legal structure so that the foreign company becomes their new headquarters. This …

September 12
  • Amy Goodman: To effect change, ‘break the law’

    Page A11 “Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, …

  • Editorial: Charter schools part of innovation in Spokane

    Page A11 The head of the Spokane Education Association on Wednesday made, probably unintentionally, an astute comment about innovation in Spokane Public Schools. Jenny Rose was reiterating teacher opposition to charter schools, … 8

  • Look into complaints

    Page A11 I scan the letters to the editor each day and have noted many letters opposing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I believe they are an organized effort to defeat her in …

  • Can’t change Middle East

    Page A11 The Middle East seems to be a conflagration of large street gangs on a rampage of blood lust against one and all. Every group leader and every group member is …

  • Support vaccinations

    Page A11 School is back in session this month for thousands of children. Many have been poked and prodded with life-saving vaccines just to gain access to the public school system in …

  • Mismanaging wolves

    Page A11 I am writing to express my sadness and disappointment over the fact that the state of Washington seems to be following in Idaho’s footsteps relative to wolf (mis)management. It appears …

September 11
  • Editorial: Idaho voters should support public records ombudsman

    Page A9 Idaho typically elects conservative officeholders with skeptical views of government and then allows them to lower the blinds on public information. One would think voters would want the government closest … 4

  • Dana Milbank: Political outsider fad misguided

    Page A9 Among many talents exhibited by Chuck Todd in the days since he replaced David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press” is his ability to turn a proper noun into …

  • Play shows moral decay

    Page A9 Thank you Jim McArthur (Aug. 29) for saying so well what we have been thinking about the Broadway play, “The Book of Mormon.” We were greatly saddened to think that …

  • How will I-1351 work?

    Page A9 I have been a teacher for 15 years, most of them at the K-5 level. In 2000, the people of Washington passed Initiative 728 by 72 percent. This was to …

  • Forgoing jobs for a reason

    Page A9 Immigration issues are complex, and I do not have a plan for solving them. But I do have a response to the letter of Sept. 4 regarding the jobs we …

  • Johnson has different ideas

    Page A9 I was a teacher for many years in Spokane School District 81. One of the important things I helped students learn was how to work together to solve problems.

September 10
  • U.S., NATO must admit I-word

    Page A11 In 1949, George Orwell published “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” his famous portrait of a totalitarian regime whose “Ministry of Truth” spews rank propaganda called “Newspeak” that turns historical facts on their head. …

  • Editorial: McCleary case may be constitutional lesson for Legislature, state Supreme Court

    Page A11 The McCleary case will be about far more than education funding when the 2015 Legislature convenes. Depending on how much the Washington Supreme Court decides is ample funding for education, … 4

  • Shut down shutdowners

    Page A11 In a massive temper tantrum, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives shut down our government for 16 days last October. Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador was one of them.

  • Wolf shooting unjustified

    Page A11 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has done it again! For the second time in two years, wolves in Eastern Washington have been targeted and shot from a helicopter, at …

September 9
  • Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. defense spending undervalued

    Page A9 WASHINGTON – You might have thought that the lesson would be obvious. In the past year, we’ve had an elementary tutorial in the uses of raw military power: in Ukraine, …

  • Editorial: Hanford resolution a hostage of politics

    Page A9 Death, taxes, and more time to clean up Hanford. Those are the certainties of life in Washington, but the state is pushing back against the latest federal request for permission … 1

  • Intervention was needed

    Page A9 Frontier Behavioral Health Chief Executive Officer Jeff Thomas said (Aug. 31) there isn’t much anyone can do to force someone to take medications if they’re not a danger to themselves …

  • Demand that Shea debate

    Page A9 The 4th Legislative District of Spokane County has a problem. We have an excellent candidate, Josh Arritola, running against the sitting state representative. We need someone in the 4th who …

  • Police double standard

    Page A9 I was not surprised to read in the Sept. 3 Spokesman-Review that Lt. Matthew Cowles received a slap on the wrist for a reckless driving and racing incident in March. …

  • Priest Lake campers the problem

    Page A9 In response to Steve Barber’s Sept. 3 letter concerning the removal of cabins on Priest Lake, I disagree.

September 8
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Photo hacking steals choice

    Page A7 OK, so about the hacking of certain actresses’ computer files and the posting of nude photos found therein: Can we be frank?

  • Don’t ignore forage fish

    Page A7 As our summer steelhead season and fall chinook season begins, it is hard not to think about the ocean those fish are coming from and swimming back to. Having healthy …

  • Reinstate the COLA

    Page A7 The Washington Supreme Court’s decision against the reinstatement of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for public employees was a severe financial setback for retirees. In 1995, the Legislature merged and replaced …

September 7