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April 15
  • Vote yes on STA measure

    Page A11 I plan on voting yes on the Spokane Transit Authority ballot measure. Here’s why:

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
April 11
  • Editorial: Lawmakers’ tweaks of pot law: Some smart, others not

    Page A10 Lawmakers are replanting Initiative 502 before it’s had a year to establish roots. Some of this cultivation is warranted, some is premature. The House and Senate are working on ways … 15

  • Charles Krauthammer: Deal with Iran makes a bad situation worse

    Page A10 “Negotiations … to prevent an Iranian capability to develop a nuclear arsenal are ending with an agreement that concedes this very capability …” – Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, the …

  • Froma Harrop: Brits’ The Economist has housing advice for us

    Page A10 New York and San Francisco are expensive places to live. That’s a big problem for the nation because these cities are centers for the booming knowledge economy. High housing costs …

  • Accuracy watch

    Page A10 For 04-11-2015

  • Lisa Brown and Mary Cullinan: Higher ed funds critical to region

    Page A11 Public universities have a long history of collaboration, investment and economic impact in the Inland Northwest. Now our public institutions of higher learning are poised to usher in a new …

  • Envision Spokane is scary

    Page A11 The March 25 article on two Envision Spokane propositions currently being floated answers the question, “Where did all the communists go after the breakup of the Soviet Union?” All voters …

  • Prioritize global funding

    Page A11 As a nation, we create a budget; one that clearly demonstrates our priorities. During this budget process, we run the risk of not making decisions that could save the lives …

  • Religious freedom attacked

    Page A11 I see from the news that Idaho legislators have refused to add “the four words” “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state human rights law. It kind of makes …

  • Judeo-Christian heritage false

    Page A11 I want to thank you for publishing jurist Wayne Wilmer’s March 27 letter; indeed, a clear-cut clarification entitled “Bible not a legal source” (for the U.S. legal system).

  • Keep shoreline buffers

    Page A11 If Kootenai County wants to locally direct its land use, then it needs to be proactive in keeping standards that support a wide range of benefits to Idaho citizens and …

  • Move on from Hillary

    Page A11 Democrats, you have a proud history of liberalism. Many wonderful accomplishments. But when you excuse and make light of Hillary Clinton destroying thousands of emails, you’re no different than when …

  • ACA is good and bad

    Page A11 As a small-business owner, my personal situation is similar to Tim Note’s (April 1). I, however, have always had access to great health insurance options for my family. Sometimes I …

  • Low participation in city

    Page A11 On April 1, I attended the Mayor David Condon State of the City address at Shadle Library. The meeting was very informative. Questions regarding street repairs, bridge safety in our …