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May 3
  • New plaza, park downtown gems

    Page B5 Spokane has a new economic asset. A new tourism asset. A new community gathering place. You probably haven’t seen it yet, but you should make a point to go. It’s … 8

  • Ann McFeatters: Rising food prices hurting U.S. consumers

    Page B5 With all the recent turmoil, it may seem the least of our collective worries is the escalating cost of food. But for millions of Americans, this is a daily worry. … 11

  • Put Bing on the map

    Page B5 With Bloomsday now and Hoopfest next month putting Spokane on the map, visitors come from all over and wonder why there are no public monuments to Spokane’s most famous citizen, … 36

  • Motivated by the vulture

    Page B5 I’ve participated in Bloomsday for the last three years, and for whatever reason I have no memory of the vulture there. This could be because I was too tired, or … 5

  • Idaho stuck in time

    Page B5 On an almost weekly basis, Idaho gets a black eye. 83

  • Capitulation on ACA

    Page B5 The recent remarks of capitulation from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers with regard to her lack of willingness to repeal Obamacare make it clear that her current term must be her … 28

  • Become an observer

    Page B5 Do you want to see the future of the United States of America? Do you want to understand the results of the direction our country is taking? It’s easy, and … 21

  • Don’t vote for Shea

    Page B5 Well, well, our gun-toting, road-rage Rep. Matt Shea took his guns to Nevada to support a nut-case rancher who does not recognize the United States, thinks blacks would be better … 33

  • Feds have too much land

    Page B5 I supported Rep. Matt Shea’s trip to Nevada. The federal government and many local municipalities are increasingly using eminent domain to confiscate property from citizens in order to increase tax … 43

  • Freemen freeloaders, too

    Page B5 I concur with Donald Lamp and Hope Roszell, whose letters appeared with Joe Heller’s timely cartoon on the April 25 opinion page. 14

May 2
  • Editorial: Oil train safety lacks fed urgency

    Page A13 It’s a helpless feeling watching trains chug through town with volatile cargo. Cities can’t do anything to ensure safety. Neither can states, because rail is regulated by the feds. On … 11

  • Amy Goodman: Cruel, but sadly not unusual

    Page A13 The state of Oklahoma tortured a man to death this week. On Tuesday, April 29, Clayton Lockett was strapped to a gurney in the state’s execution chamber. At 6:23 p.m., … 76

  • Accuracy watch

    Page A13 For 05-02-2014

  • Perfect mauling machines

    Page A13 I read the April 22 letter from Jennifer Ward concerning pit bulls and just had to respond. There’s bad publicity and then there’s facts, all sentimentality aside. 40

  • Praise for young author

    Page A13 In response to: “Voice of her time: At 25, ‘Divergent’ author Roth is tuned in to her YA demographic (March 21)”: 4

  • Beneath ACA numbers

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review’s “Healthy numbers” headline on April 24 doesn’t tell the whole story. Hopefully, some readers read on for the details. In your giddy trumpeting of the “success” of the … 112

May 1
  • Editorial: Hat, wand required for welcome civic investments

    Page A11 Coupling the prospect of no new taxes with ambitious plans to overhaul Riverfront Park and sustainably fund Spokane street upgrades sounds like a magic trick, one Mayor David Condon and … 10

  • Dana Milbank: Not every political scandal is Washington’s fault

    Page A11 Sorry, America. You can’t blame Washington for this one. The capital went into one of its frequent paroxysms of scandal this week after Rep. Michael Grimm of New York became … 12

  • Developer unfairly bashed

    Page A11 Regarding Amber Waldref and Andy Billig’s column of April 19: 104

  • Obama visit politicized

    Page A11 In response to two recent letters regarding President Obama’s visit to the mudslide in the Oso area: I disagree with both. 136

  • Need fields, pass levy

    Page A11 Regarding Spokane County’s possible $40 million park levy: I believe we should go through with it. As a city, we need to take pride in our sports programs and support … 19

April 30
  • Editorial: Preserve states’ role regulating chemicals

    Page A13 On Jan. 9, an obscure chemical – MCHM – was discovered seeping into the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians. It smelled like licorice, but how dangerous was it? Residents … 1

  • Trudy Rubin: Assad flaunts Syria resolution

    Page A13 There’s growing evidence that the Syrian regime has been gassing civilians again, sending helicopters to unload barrel bombs filled with canisters of chlorine on women and children. Chlorine gas, used … 2

  • Casino opposition a waste

    Page A13 The Spokane County commissioners have spent over $300,000 on high-priced Seattle lawyers to fight the creation of over 5,000 jobs and an influx of $450 million worth of private investment … 48

  • Don’t misread clothing

    Page A13 Recently, I was able to head over to Seattle to attend Sakura Con, an event much like a Comic-Con. I had an utter blast, but one of the most impactful … 22

  • Goldmark hypocritical

    Page A13 Democrat Peter Goldmark ran for state lands superintendent attacking incumbent Republican Doug Sutherland for accepting contributions from those he regulated in the timber industry. Sutherland’s long history of distinguished public … 29

April 29
  • Mona Charen: GOP should take up Democrats’ failed War on Poverty

    Page A11 Remember poverty? It was once a chief preoccupation of the Democratic Party. Lyndon Johnson made war on it. An entire ecosystem of federal, state and local programs has been created … 77

  • Editorial: Doesn’t hurt to give tribe more time on Midnite Mine

    Page A11 Members of the Spokane Tribe say they want more time to evaluate the proposed cleanup plan for the Midnite Mine, a project designed to seal its debris and radiation away … 39

  • Vote for Ahrens

    Page A11 Danielle Ahrens is a true voice of the people. She is a strong conservative candidate for Idaho’s Senate. 7

  • Stealing is stealing

    Page A11 The smoke screen business model is used successfully by Cliven Bundy to withhold payment of debt to the American people. Riding a horse, carrying a bigger-than-life American flag and looking … 59