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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.

February 4
  • Europe should watch signals from Greece

    Page A13 Most Americans born after World War II take peace and democracy in Western Europe for granted. Enfolded in the European Union, France and Germany became allies and Spain absorbed democratic …

  • Cut wasteful spending

    Page A13 Let me start by saying I do not hate teachers, schools or students. What I dislike is giving my hard-earned money to schools just because they say we can’t make …

  • Nothing new in news

    Page A13 This new year has shown the worst of times and the best of times.

  • Murdered, not ‘stung’

    Page A13 Regarding Debra Miller’s last remark in her Jan. 17 letter, “So why is anyone surprised that some people at Charlie Hebdo got stung?”: It is one thing to get stung, …

February 3
  • Editorial: Ybarra fails first test on future for schools

    Page A9 Just as hope emerges that Idaho will upgrade an education system in need of financial remediation, leadership faltered. In his State of the State address, Gov. Butch Otter dedicated most … 13

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Study challenges housing bust common wisdom

    Page A9 We are constantly learning new stuff about the housing bubble – and some of the new stuff contradicts the old. This is obviously important, because the housing bubble led to …

  • Correction

    Page A9 In Sunday’s editorial, the sentence describing Washington state death penalty legislation should have read: “The bills would abolish capital punishment and call for those convicted of aggravated murder in the …

  • God didn’t help Seahawks

    Page A9 Thank God. Really?

  • Special elections not special

    Page A9 It’s special election time again; that time of year when we waste taxpayer dollars to print, mail and process ballots with only one or two items on them, usually a …

  • Support CdA levy

    Page A9 I am writing in support of the upcoming March supplemental levy for the Coeur d’Alene School District, and I ask others to do the same.

February 2
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Intolerance that takes the cake

    Page A9 We should have seen this one coming. This is America, after all, a country having no shortage of people with, apparently, too much time on their hands. So someone should …

  • Lawmakers under a rock

    Page A9 I read the Jan. 20 story about how the five North Idaho members of the House State Affairs committee voted on HB1 to name the Idaho giant salamander as the …

  • Don’t pass tobacco law

    Page A9 Regarding “Bill touts hike in smoking age to 21” (Jan. 22): It would only take one challenge under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution in federal court to …

February 1
  • Smart Bombs: Critics losing their religion

    Page B8 Do conservatives claim there’s a war on religion? Is the pope Catholic? Why, yes, he is, and quite religious from what I understand. And yet, some conservatives have been sharply … 99

  • Editorial: State cost of pursuing death penalty too high

    Page B8 Whenever the death penalty is debated, the question of cost inevitably arises: “Why are we spending so much money on death row inmates?” Pursuing the death penalty costs much more … 36

  • Kathleen Parker: You can trace Palin’s rise – and fall – to GOP

    Page B8 When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A – Sarah Palin. This isn’t to say that Palin was part of the war …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: Catholic Church better off if bishops follow pope’s lead

    Page B9 The recent settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Spokane against its longtime outside counsel should be viewed as another example of a bishop who, while professing …

  • Hypocritical on Quintrall

    Page B9 I find the Jan. 25 story on Jan Quintrall typical “gotcha journalism.” The Spokane City Council, savior of the budget, ethical spending, moral values and protecting the downtrodden, is a …

  • Two medical schools needed?

    Page B9 After reading Jim Camden’s Jan. 23 article about Spokane medical schools, I have many questions that I hope lawmakers will ask in upcoming committee meetings.

  • Finch modernization amazing

    Page B9 As a former student (1944 to 1952), I attended the recent open house for the remodeled Finch School. My connection to Finch also includes my mother, Emma, who taught there …

  • McMorris Rodgers capitulates

    Page B9 In October, we heard the Republican leadership sound like brave warriors promising to fight and defeat President Obama with all their might. Yet, just days after the election, Rep. Cathy …

  • Levy also vital to economy

    Page B9 I write this letter to support the renewal of the bond and levy measures for Spokane Public Schools. An educated populace is a core value in our country. Measures such …

  • Nonprofit mailings proliferate

    Page B9 Hilde Schoonover wrote (Jan. 18) an excellent letter regarding mail from all types of nonprofits. Over the years, I have saved the mailings and put them in a shoe box. …

  • Vote no on Cheney bond

    Page B9 While I argue less with extending the existing levy to some degree, I am certainly not a fan of the Cheney School District bond. The bond will increase taxes on …

  • In support of gay marriage

    Page B9 Love is meant to be shared by two people in love. Love is beautiful, kind and peaceful.

  • Alton is at it again

    Page B9 So, I see that Elvin D. “Duane” Alton and his Citizens for Responsible Taxation (all three of them) are at it again with their screaming yellow, fear-mongering and utterly dishonest …

  • Invest in CV schools

    Page B9 We have voted yes for Central Valley schools. Why?

January 31