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Readers in the Inland Northwest can submit letters to The Spokesman-Review. Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must include the writer's home street address and a daytime telephone number.

November 11
  • Calls for peace simplistic

    Page A15 Rusty Nelson (“Peace is the vets’ friend” – Oct. 31) and his Spokane Veterans for Peace fail to grasp a basic premise: There are evil forces in this world that …

  • Don’t sensationalize shootings

    Page A15 Thanks to Philip Mulligan (“Play down school shootings” – Nov. 4) and his ideas about the school shootings in the headlines. I agree with him wholeheartedly.

  • What about this VA change?

    Page A15 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers touted loud and strong her many achievements in helping veterans, particularly the Veterans Administration Hospital in her district.

November 10
  • Overturn McCleary

    The Washington Supreme Court holding the Legislature in contempt because it has not budgeted ample funding for education is in violation of the separation of powers of the branches …

  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Politics trump ideas in 2014

    Page A11 The first time he said it was 10 years ago. Back then, it seemed a brisk wind in a stuffy room, a reclamation of defining verities somehow lost in the …

  • I-594 support limited

    Page A11 Based on information in a Seattle Times story, Initiative 594 passed by nearly 60 percent of the votes – as of Nov. 4. They also had an interactive graphic that …

November 9
  • Smart Bombs: Thank you for not voting

    Page B8 From Sherman Alexie’s Twitter feed: “If you think Democrats & GOP are the same, then there’s a 98% chance you’re a straight white guy.” The Native American author pinpoints a … 178

  • Kathleen Parker: Critics can’t silence their subjects

    Page B8 Lena Dunham, creator of the sensational HBO series “Girls” – and now the object of overwrought child abuse accusations by boys on the right – seems the perfect antidote to …

  • Editorial: Improving Northwest forests, economies can go hand in hand

    Page B8 Timber companies, conservationists and government stewards agree that national forests are ailing. In the Inland Northwest, trees are weakened from overcrowding and insects ravaging their innards. The result is willing … 4

  • Guest opinion: U.S. ranking on gender gap index troubling

    Page B9 Recently, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap Index. The index seeks to measure the relative gaps between women and men within a country across four …

  • Guest opinion: Performance audits are valuable tools for local government

    Page B9 Governments at all levels are looking to meet the needs of citizens while striving to be efficient and cost effective. There are many tools available to managers, directors and policymakers …

  • Support native name

    Page B9 Consistent with the meaning of our city’s name Spokane (Spokan in Salish) – “Children of the Sun” – the plaza should be named “The Gathering Place” and should appear in …

  • Bring back Pony Express

    Page B9 I recently discovered that a bill payment that I sent via the United States Postal Service from the city of Spokane Valley to the city of Spokane took three and …

  • Yield sign cheaper

    Page B9 Congratulations, to the road engineer that won the 2014 contest for the most asinine, expensive and useless project for its size. This $20,000 project is at the intersection of Lyons …

  • Wise to reject I-1351

    Page B9 Congratulations, voters in Spokane and Washington, for your wisdom in rejecting Initiative 1351 on K-12 class-size reduction.

  • Cancer marketing frustrates

    Page B9 I was moved by Heather Caro’s Nov. 4 letter “Sick of pink.” She so accurately described my own frustration with cancer awareness promotions and marketing saturation when what is really …

  • Freeway not needed

    Page B9 Spokane’s traffic congestion barely registers on Washington’s most recent congestion study. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, Spokane County’s congestion on state highways is less than one-quarter of …

  • Proud of citizenship

    Page B9 The Spokesman-Review’s Oct. 29 article, “Many choose not to be citizens,” touched a nerve. I am a naturalized American citizen, and I reject the reasons offered for not wanting to …

  • Remove signs, please

    Page B9 Dear local politicians, winners and losers: Would you please remove your election signs with as much enthusiasm and promptness as you put them up?

  • Moral, religious grounds

    Page B9 Conscientious objectors are excused from serving in the military in any capacity, even in time of war. A conscientious objector is defined as “a person who refuses to serve in …

November 8
  • Charles Krauthammer: It’s time for steady but firm GOP initiatives

    Page B4 Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn’t win it. The Democrats lost it. This is not to say that you didn’t show …

  • Froma Harrop: If you want change, look to the states

    Page B4 The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn’t matter much to progressives. Even when Democrats have the majority, precious little gets done in a body that lets a minority …

  • Editorial: Crackdown overdue on for-profit colleges

    Page B4 The Democrats took another midterm thumping Tuesday largely because the administration of President Obama has suffered repeated episodes of bureaucratic breakdowns, or worse: from the Internal Revenue Service, the Veterans … 14

  • Guest opinion: Racist groups overlap in Texas, tarnish state

    Page B5 White racists plan to gather in East Texas today. Yes, even more than on any other weekend. In a battle of the burning crosses, an extremist white neo-Nazi group and …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: Our outdoors needs continued investment

    Page B5 The Inland Northwest needs comprehensive solutions to ensure the high-quality outdoor access we have come to expect. Spokane joins many other communities across 33 counties asking for state grants to …

  • Honor the tribe

    Page B5 During the 1994 dedication of the library building next to the Spokane Falls, tribal leader Peter Campbell shared words that reminded those in attendance of the importance of recognizing the …

  • Three thanks to paper

    Page B5 Yes, Spokesman-Review, I agree with your Oct. 23 editorial urging Spokane City Council members not to hide behind the 2005 preservation of historical buildings ordinance and forgo any action. Indeed, …

  • No sense of direction

    Page B5 On Nov. 1, The Spokesman-Review ran an article in the Today section titled “Poetic Spokane.” All illustration photos used were file photos. Obviously, someone wasn’t paying attention. Dan Morris’ “watching …

  • Drawing to a close

    Page B5 It will be refreshing when we elect a new president for the simple reason that cartoonist Michael Ramirez will run out of material.

  • Seniors disregarded

    Page B5 When I read in the Oct. 19 Spokesman-Review that we seniors are likely to get less than a 2 percent raise on our Social Security again this year, I was …