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April 18
  • Don’t support trade authority

    Page A13 George Washington wisely said in his farewell address to Congress, “The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have …

  • Protect old-growth trees

    Page A13 The Jasper Mountain timber sale, located just north of Priest River, is being developed under the insect and disease portion of the 2014 Farm Bill. One of the directions of …

  • Support EV bus levy

    Page A13 On April 28, the citizens of East Valley School District will be voting on a two-year transportation levy. This levy will replace the district’s aging fleet of buses and allow …

April 17
  • Amy Goodman: U.S. shift on Cuba addresses ‘Open Veins’

    Page A11 For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul …

  • Editorial: Indicted state auditor needs to quit his job – now

    Page A11 When Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was asked last month why federal agents raided his home, he said he was “puzzled by their interest.” But shortly thereafter, he sent a … 1

  • Vote yes on buses

    Page A11 Regarding Barbara Smith’s April 6 letter saying that the Spokane Transit Authority is wasting taxpayer money by urging a vote for expanded transit:

  • Transit services cost-effective

    Page A11 Not everyone in our community needs to use Spokane Transit Authority transit services. But everyone benefits from those services being available to our community.

  • Washington Policy Center serves political agenda

    Page A11 Spokane voters need to know what the Washington Policy Center is. The organization that opposes Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 was cited in an April 12 newspaper article. WPC is …

April 16
  • Editorial: Bed quotas for immigration detainees a costly flub

    Page A11 Illegal border crossings are in decline, but Homeland Security officers nonetheless have a detention-bed quota they must meet. Private prison companies are reaping the benefits, and taxpayers are being shortchanged. … 8

  • Dana Milbank: Estate tax break entrenches aristocracy

    Page A11 Give credit to Republicans in Congress. They’ve discovered, belatedly, that income inequality is a problem, and they’re no longer proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of …

  • She’s dumped constituents

    Page A11 So, our esteemed representative, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, made the mistake of actually asking people in her district for Obamacare horror stories. She certainly did get a response, too, because almost …

  • Oppose Senate budget

    Page A11 On March 31, Republicans in the Washington Senate proposed their budget, and did not allow a provision to fund state workers. Needless to say, this was a slap in the …

  • Can’t be trusted with money

    Page A11 Regarding the April 8 article (“Instead of owing city, golf pro getting $108k”): The city of Spokane seems to have a problem telling whether they are owed $90,000 or if …

  • Condon’s gesture is smart

    Page A11 My out-of-town grandson just received a letter from the Spokane mayor’s office congratulating him on being accepted by Gonzaga University to attend school in our city next year. The letter …

April 15
April 14
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Startups, innovation better than mergers for economy’s growth

    Page A9 On any given day, you can expect news of major corporate mergers. Last week, we had decisions from FedEx to buy the Dutch delivery company TNT for $4.8 billion and …

  • Editorial: Juvenile justice upkeep wise use of county sales tax

    Page A9 The Spokane Transit Authority proposal has overshadowed another sales tax issue on the April 28 special election ballot. Spokane County Proposition 1 – not STA Proposition 1 – calls for … 2

  • Gas bill has gone up

    Page A9 I found Pat Killien’s April 4 letter arguing in support of Avista’s rate requests interesting to the point of reconsidering my admittedly knee-jerk reaction against another dang rate increase. Then …

  • WWII run-up distorted

    Page A9 The letters in the April 4 Spokesman-Review are all worth a debate. However, the letter from Ralph Ginorio is a total distortion of facts to make his point that President …

  • ISIS not a true state

    Page A9 Regarding “Boko Haram aligns with Islamic State” (March 8):

April 13
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Excusing another ‘isolated incident’

    Page A7 “… You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear.” – Jeremiah 5:21 So here we are with another isolated …

  • Med school bureaucracy

    Page A7 Recently, two giant U.S. companies announced they would become one. H.J. Heinz revealed it would be buying Kraft, and become even bigger. Why would they do this? Why wouldn’t they …

  • Seattle’s high-wage cost

    Page A7 Seattle’s new minimum wage law began going into effect on April Fools’ Day. This pricey West Coast city is basically the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages.

April 12