The Spokesman-Review


TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

Facts on Israel

The recent letter by a writer consistently critical of Israel as a Jewish country deserves a response, not to change someone's prejudices, but to offer readers more facts than fiction.

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Not the worst shooting

As senseless and horrific as the Orlando carnage is, it is not "the worst U.S. mass shooting in history," as the media has claimed. The slaughter of Native American men, women and children at Wounded Knee, North Dakota, on Dec. 29, 1890, resulted in at least 250 dead, and at least 120 were murdered at the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Southern Utah on September 11, 1857.

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Support EPA's plan

Tribal leaders are right; our reliance on coal and oil is posing a serious threat to our safety and our health. Not only do oil spills in the ocean and train derailments cause devastating impacts on our water resources and wildlife, but simply the production and use of these fossil fuels impacts our health every day.

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Forget Trump; vote smart

The Republican Party doesn't plan to win this election. They don't want their label on the economic and environmental problems they know are coming in the next four years, so they selected Donald Trump and gave him the job of alienating just about every group of voters and instilling fear and paranoia.

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Wilson reaches out

Everyone who is reading this letter knows that politics, as we have known it, is changing. It may be time to refresh politics, and find new ways to give a voice to the people who our elected representatives are advocating for. The face of the constituency is definitely changing-age, gender, race, nationality-all elements of our demographics.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016

Ali a role model

A few years ago, my son asked me who is an ethical and courageous touchstone for young men. Without hesitation, I said Muhammad Ali.

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Child being manipulated

Disturbing reading about the manipulation and agenda going on in the story of "Being Rachel." Clearly the adults in his life will be responsible for what could be a terribly confused and negative experience for him throughout his growing up period. Tomboys and effeminate young males have always existed and that will not change. Most will gravitate toward their biological sex defined at birth as they grow older.

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Councilmen should be booted

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins was quoted in Sunday's May 29 Northwest section of the newspaper as saying, "The folks (i.e. councilman) who just resigned can't seem to come to terms with the fact they lost." But they didn't lose. They resigned after being successfully reelected, but due to the illegal activities cited in this article, quit as they and others have been railroaded out of office.

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Parting Shot — 7.27.16

People play Pokemon Go near the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Pokemon Go” players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, ...

An editor’s mea culpa

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday evening when she became the first woman nominated for the presidency by a major party. Our headline and story in today's print editions made it ...

Big-wave boating sports hard on the land

WATERSPORTS -- The followup story in our weekly Outdoors section on the sport of wakeboarding -- Waves of dissent -- once again makes me wonder how many more new ways ...



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