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July 29
  • ‘Patriot’ a misused term

    Page A11 For several years the most glaringly misused word in American culture has been “natural.” Recently, natural has been replaced by “patriot.”

July 28
  • Editorial: State should let counties set their own property tax rates

    Page A11 Murders must be prosecuted, but the most horrific cases can drain the coffers of smaller counties and greatly compromise the budgets of larger ones. The Legislature recognizes this but sets … 2

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Medicare, Medicaid’s impact mixed

    Page A11 It was exactly 50 years ago this week that President Lyndon Johnson flew to Independence, Missouri and, with former President Harry Truman at his side, signed into law the legislation …

  • Stratton protects jobs, workers

    Page A11 There are several candidates for City Council District 3, but only one of them has a proven track record of working to protect jobs and employee security. That candidate is …

  • S-R’s e-edition is handy

    Page A11 First, I need to confess, I’m old school. I still love a traditional, physical newspaper. In general, I find online news to be inconvenient and clumsy at best. And I’m …

  • Cruz brings balanced voice

    Page A11 It is time to vote again. As you receive your ballots, and consider the candidates running for Spokane City Council, please join many people in voting for a moderate, centrist, …

July 27
  • Principles need to apply to all

    Page A7 Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all. He who climbs on his moral high horse when a wrong is done to him …

  • Why support Fagan?

    Page A7 I’m having a problem processing your thinking in support of Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan in the current primary. It looks as if you think that his main positive is …

  • List funding sources

    Page A7 The July 20 Spokesman-Review listed “Priorities” advocated by Area Agency on Aging that detailed several requests for increased federal funding. The article, or the agency, didn’t elaborate on the source …

  • Don’t take dogs shopping

    Page A7 I thought I was the only one on the planet who objected (Annie Pierce’s July 18 letter) to the poorly written service animal law. I have encountered innumerable dogs in …

July 26
  • Kathleen Parker: Alzheimer’s projections demands urgent attention

    Page B8 Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it’s time to phase out and replace Medicare – as opposed to “attacking the seniors,” as one woman at a …

  • Smart Bombs: Spoiler alert – No fetus scandal

    Page B8 Now that the Planned Parenthood “scandal” has proven to be bogus, will politicians who based their charges on deceptively edited video clips be angry with the laughably labeled Center for … 72

  • Editorial: Appeals court wisely upholds accessibility to medicines

    Page B8 When is a contraceptive an abortion pill? When pharmacists citing religious beliefs say so. But that’s not the right answer, and a three-judge panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court …

  • Doyle McManus: Super PAC funds filter GOP field

    Page B9 A remarkable thing just happened in the chaotic race for the Republican presidential nomination, and it wasn’t the rise of Donald Trump. It was the impressive numbers reported for the …

  • Medicare proposal worrisome

    Page B9 As Medicare celebrates its 50th birthday, there is a continuing push by politicians like House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to dismantle the program. In Ryan’s latest proposal, …

  • Knezovich presentation genuine

    Page B9 I don’t think Steven Neill (July 14) was in the same room I was in when Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich gave his presentation June 29. It appears he missed …

  • Stratton protects neighborhoods

    Page B9 I am writing to encourage my neighbors in Northwest Spokane to vote for Karen Stratton for Spokane City Council.

  • Biting the hand that fed her

    Page B9 My wife was a teacher and belonged to the National Education Association. I belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Because of our memberships in those unions, we are …

  • Unions do earn members

    Page B9 “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union,” etc. – by bonding together for the common good.

  • Doing or just saying?

    Page B9 OK. It is that time of year: elections and the time when those who want to get elected and those running for re-election want us to know what they have …

  • Vote wisely in primary election

    Page B9 Spokane’s primary ballots have arrived. Many people think voting in the primary is not important, and wait for the general election. Not so. The primary election determines the choice of …

  • Abort and pass the wine

    Page B9 Kathleen Parker’s July 19 commentary was one of her strongest opinion pieces in years. Planned Parenthood’s medical director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is correctly described as a modern elitist with no …

  • Confederate soldiers not traitors

    Page B9 Our Declaration of Independence justified our secession from England and the war that followed with the “self-evident truth” that governments derive their power to govern from the consent of the …

July 25