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May 16
  • Backward business cycle

    Page A13 It was interesting to read the May 10 letter from Hal Dixon proposing the same tired platitudes that all businesses need is less regulation and lower taxes and we will …

  • Evidence hasn’t trickled down

    Page A13 Two points and two questions to consider regarding Hal Dixon’s May 10 letter to the editor:

  • Paranoia goes mainstream

    Page A13 Leonard Pitts Jr. (May 11) again hits the nail on the head. Most rational people will be hard pressed to disagree with Pitts, in that what now passes for mainstream …

  • List the acceptable words

    Page A13 Is it really the intent of the Spokane City Council to pick and choose which words will be acceptable within its chambers? Have you posted this vocabulary list? I can …

May 15
  • Amy Goodman: Pacifica Radio is of, by and for the people

    Page A13 “Pacifica Station Bombed Off Air,” read the Houston Chronicle’s banner headline on May 13, 1970. KPFT, Houston’s fledgling community radio station, had been on the air for just two months …

  • Editorial: Teachers could lose much with walkout

    Page A13 Spokane area teachers have begun voting on whether to walk out May 27. If they must, may we suggest May 23, 24 or 25. None of those are school days, … 25

  • No cameras for small towns

    Page A13 On Communist Day, May 1, the U.S. national media announced an initial $20 million federal program to provide body cameras for all “small and medium-sized police departments.”

  • Not hate crimes

    Page A13 I love reading Jim Kershner’s archives column. One of the things that strikes me is how often he reports that the policemen of a century ago would regularly shoot at …

  • Maternal, child health a priority

    Page A13 The annual day of children honoring their mothers has passed and, sadly, many mothers could not celebrate. Thousands of women die every day from preventable diseases and complications from pregnancies …

May 14
  • Editorial: Low-balling search for county CEO was mistake

    Page A11 The Spokesman-Review has endorsed Todd Mielke in his every race for office going back to legislative contests in the early 1990s, and his three successful campaigns for Spokane County commissioner. … 13

  • Dana Milbank: Elizabeth Warren leads populist charge against Pacific trade pact

    Page A11 Could this be the populist moment? A seemingly unstoppable coalition of the powerful assembled to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill: a Democratic president aligned with the Republican majority in …

  • Meyer for Bayview board

    Page A11 Sharon Meyer is running for a board position in the first election ever for the Bayview Water and Sewer District board.

  • Protesters mischaracterized

    Page A11 Though I typically refrain from addressing the letters of others, today I’m forced to thank God that Ray Anderson (“An excuse to loot, destroy,” – May 9) no longer works …

  • Bordering on burning

    Page A11 It is disheartening that Mary Jo Finney and the rest of the Coeur d’Alene district curriculum review committee believes that “Of Mice and Men” is “unsuitable for freshmen” and not …

May 13
  • Editorial: Statewide coverage expands under Affordable Care Act

    Page A11 In August 2013, prospects for robust competition among Washington health insurers were looking grim. The Washington Health Care Exchange Board refused to certify 31 of 35 insurance plans because they … 7

  • Andres Oppenheimer: Asia altering immigration picture, data show

    Page A11 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will have a formidable weapon to disarm Republican anti-immigration candidates who want to virtually seal the U.S. southern border – there are already more Chinese …

  • The Loon State

    Page A11 Texas, in its continuing effort to provide unparalleled hilarity for the rest of the country, has once again outdone itself. Jade Helm 15, a seven-state war simulation exercise, has some …

  • Sympathy for Moore’s family

    Page A11 It is with profound sadness and some anger that I make these observations and comments. I speak in regard to the senseless slaying of Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. …

  • Preserve Medicare Part D

    Page A11 What federal program has been saving taxpayers money since 2006? It may sound like the start to a bad joke, but no punch line. Such a government program exists. It’s …

May 12
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Economic answers often murky

    Page A9 In 1975, the Brookings Institution – perhaps Washington’s best known think tank – published an elegant essay by Arthur Okun, who had been one of the leading economists of the …

  • Editorial: Congress should act on Ex-Im Bank charter

    Page A9 It’s a shame about that so-called Bank of Boeing. The Export-Import Bank supports 80,000-plus jobs in Washington, and more than 164,000 nationwide. Last year, it produced a $675 million surplus … 1

  • Pay AND vote

    Page A9 Concerning the comments of Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder regarding the failure of Proposition 1 (Spokane Transit Authority tax increase). He stated, “It is not right that voters living in …

  • Thank you for votes

    Page A9 A gracious “thank you” to all those who voted to support Spokane County Proposition No. 1, the renewal of the sales tax for juvenile detention facilities and jails.

  • Clay Bennett cartoon

    Page A9 Clay Bennett’s May 5 political cartoon, “The Conversation on Race,” is spot on, but I wonder if he’s aware that it was also a striking commentary on the conversation on …

  • Sad contrasts

    Page A9 1. Man’s humanity to man: On April 25, a terrible earthquake (7.8) hit the small country of Nepal. The surrounding countries of China, India and Bangladesh also suffered damage. Even …

May 11
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Anti-government now a GOP norm

    Page A7 Some folks thought it was “inflammatory.” Some said it was “irresponsible,” others “absurd,” still others, “disappointing.” Those are some of the words affronted conservatives used in emails last month to …

  • Scott’s vote destructive

    Page A7 Because of an outrageous notion that, somehow, Sharia law would infiltrate our shores, the vote by Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott against a bill that would collect child support for …

  • Don’t shun classic book

    Page A7 It appears that Coeur d’Alene School District Curriculum Committee members have their collective heads misplaced. Where do they get off considering the banning “Of Mice and Men” because of the …

May 10