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August 2
  • Froma Harrop: JPMorgan Chase does better doing bad

    Page B4 How curious to watch “60 Minutes,” the famously hard-hitting TV newsmagazine, bless JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon with prime-time beatification for hiring some interns from poor backgrounds. The segment’s headline …

  • Charles Krauthammer: John Kerry’s Hamas advocacy a blunder

    Page B4 John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis – left, right and center – of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the … 9

  • Ammon Shea: English language behaving badly

    Page B5 Is the English language being massacred by the young, the linguistically untidy and anyone who uses the Internet? Absolutely. Is that anything new? Hardly.

  • Knezovich gets job done

    Page B5 For over three years now, I have had the opportunity to work with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on criminal justice issues in Spokane County. In doing so, I have found him … 21

  • Johnson is exceptional

    Page B5 We have known Mary Lou Johnson as a friend, a mother, a wife and an attorney for over 25 years. She is and has been outstanding in all of her … 2

  • A wise, balanced leader

    Page B5 I’ve known Mary Lou Johnson for 20 years and have seen her act with grace and wisdom through leadership roles in my church, my children’s schools and several local organizations. … 6

  • A perfect blend of attributes

    Page B5 I would like to recommend Bonnie Mager for Spokane County commissioner. 23

  • Shea deserves support

    Page B5 The extremely misleading charges in a campaign piece from Josh Arritola, Rep. Matt Shea’s primary opponent, reveals the extent to which Arritola and his supporters will go to deceive the … 57

  • Why Shea went to Nevada

    Page B5 This is written for those who want to know the truth of “Why did Rep. Matt Shea go to Nevada?” It’s a good question, but some would jump to false … 33

  • McCaslin a firm ‘no’

    Page B5 Would you like to pay an 11.5 cent-per-gallon gas tax increase? Voters in Spokane resoundingly say, “No.” 1

  • Dump McMorris Rodgers

    Page B5 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is plugging away on how we have to protect our freedoms from the vile Democrats. We must repeal Obamacare, she whines. 37

  • Working for citizens

    Page B5 This past week, I had the honor of being introduced to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and was so impressed to see and hear firsthand how McMorris Rodgers is fighting for … 18

  • Pakootas, for leadership

    Page B5 So the Republican House of Representatives leadership now wants to sue President Obama over certain executive orders, even though he has issued fewer of them than most other presidents. But … 62

August 1
  • Editorial: Speedy intervention needed to reopen Port of Vancouver

    Page A13 Wheat harvest is well underway, and the largest grain shipping terminal in the Northwest is shut down. With the ramping up of export activity expected to start next month, the … 4

  • Amy Goodman: Gaza war is Israel’s ‘profound crisis’

    Page A13 The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer … 31

  • Wilson has right qualities

    Page A13 I’ve known Dave Wilson over 30 years and fully endorse his run for the 5th Congressional District seat. 16

  • Arritola, for fresh start

    Page A13 As a Republican and precinct committee officer in the Spokane Valley, I join Shawn Vestal’s call (July 23) to elect a new representative in the 4th Legislative District. For too … 136

  • Re-elect Chase

    Page A13 In the race for Spokane County treasurer, please seriously consider our current treasurer, Rob Chase. Chase is an innovative leader. He was a major force in getting a bill passed … 2

  • Butt out, Sladich

    Page A13 Red Lion Hotels Vice President Harry Sladich (July 29) places his nose where it shouldn’t be. 2

  • How did we get here?

    Page A13 Native Americans (Indians) had a bad immigration policy. Think about it! 88

July 31
  • Editorial: Washington high court made right decision in public records case

    Page A9 Can people have their names retroactively hidden in public records if they are wrongfully sued? The Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that the answer is no. It’s the right … 1

  • Dana Milbank: Kerry tries but the world is a mess

    Page A9 John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. “This is not about me,” he said. The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and … 8

  • Pakootas the strongest

    Page A9 Your endorsement of Dave Wilson over Joe Pakootas in the upcoming primary election makes no sense. The differences between the two candidates clearly show why Pakootas is the logical choice … 65

  • Shea hit by critics

    Page A9 The political season is in full bloom, and it leads to falsehoods coming from people like Rep. Matt Shea’s opponents and Shawn Vestal. Vestal’s July 23 hit piece is hate … 222

  • No friend to veterans

    Page A9 After 21 years in the Navy followed by minor roles in the public sector in North Idaho, I have a well-developed meter for measuring nonsense. It starts to quiver whenever … 23

July 30
  • Trudy Rubin: Stop blaming and see imperiled Gazans’ humanity

    Page A13 On my refrigerator door I keep a photo of an exceptional Palestinian woman who ran kindergartens in Gaza in the 1990s for the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee. Mary Khaas, … 9

  • Editorial: WSU scientific research gets in gear with Accelerator partnership

    Page A13 The minting of Washington State University research took a huge step forward Tuesday with the announcement of a new partnership with Seattle-based Accelerator Corp. The agreement puts the university in …

  • America first

    Page A13 Our government, under President Obama, has put the economic welfare of Israel above the safety of U.S. citizens by rescinding the order that U.S. planes could not fly into Israel. … 96

  • Vote for Shea

    Page A13 Josh Arritola (R) is challenging Matt Shea (R) in the 4th Legislative District. I’m a registered Republican and small business owner in the 4th who understands the importance of electing … 92

  • Shutdown reminder

    Page A13 Bruce Rawls (July 20) reminded us that it was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers who was partly responsible for the government shutdown, and we should remember that come election time. What … 117