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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.

April 11
  • Froma Harrop: Brits’ The Economist has housing advice for us

    Page A10 New York and San Francisco are expensive places to live. That’s a big problem for the nation because these cities are centers for the booming knowledge economy. High housing costs …

  • Accuracy watch

    Page A10 For 04-11-2015

  • Lisa Brown and Mary Cullinan: Higher ed funds critical to region

    Page A11 Public universities have a long history of collaboration, investment and economic impact in the Inland Northwest. Now our public institutions of higher learning are poised to usher in a new …

  • Envision Spokane is scary

    Page A11 The March 25 article on two Envision Spokane propositions currently being floated answers the question, “Where did all the communists go after the breakup of the Soviet Union?” All voters …

  • Prioritize global funding

    Page A11 As a nation, we create a budget; one that clearly demonstrates our priorities. During this budget process, we run the risk of not making decisions that could save the lives …

  • Religious freedom attacked

    Page A11 I see from the news that Idaho legislators have refused to add “the four words” “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state human rights law. It kind of makes …

  • Judeo-Christian heritage false

    Page A11 I want to thank you for publishing jurist Wayne Wilmer’s March 27 letter; indeed, a clear-cut clarification entitled “Bible not a legal source” (for the U.S. legal system).

  • Keep shoreline buffers

    Page A11 If Kootenai County wants to locally direct its land use, then it needs to be proactive in keeping standards that support a wide range of benefits to Idaho citizens and …

  • Move on from Hillary

    Page A11 Democrats, you have a proud history of liberalism. Many wonderful accomplishments. But when you excuse and make light of Hillary Clinton destroying thousands of emails, you’re no different than when …

  • ACA is good and bad

    Page A11 As a small-business owner, my personal situation is similar to Tim Note’s (April 1). I, however, have always had access to great health insurance options for my family. Sometimes I …

  • Low participation in city

    Page A11 On April 1, I attended the Mayor David Condon State of the City address at Shadle Library. The meeting was very informative. Questions regarding street repairs, bridge safety in our …

  • Cruz can reclaim America

    Page A11 I was very happy when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, decided to enter the presidential race. Cruz talks with simplicity, clarity and humor that shows his ultimate evaluation of what is …

  • Support EVSD bus levy

    Page A11 I have read the East Valley School District levy fact sheet and have attended informational meetings explaining how this levy will modernize the fleet of buses. The levy will permit …

  • GOP shows true colors

    Page A11 First of all, I want to thank Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence, and possibly the majority of Republicans, for showing what they really stand for cloaked in the flowery rhetoric …

April 10
  • Amy Goodman: Time to ban capital punishment

    Page A15 A jury in Boston has returned a guilty verdict on all 30 counts against the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Now the jury must deliberate on the punishment, which could …

  • Editorial: Practical approach needed to keep PCBs out of Spokane River

    Page A15 The Spokane River is not the most PCB-laden in Washington, and it may not have been for a long time. The data that might support that statement dates to 1999 … 1

  • Republicans learn to take

    Page A15 The Democrats, for all their faults and faux pas, and there are many, are pikers at lying and misrepresenting facts compared to the Republican leadership.

  • Health care a necessity

    Page A15 Everyone needs health care, whether they can afford it or not; like everyone needs an education, whether they can afford it or not.

  • GOP guards monied interests

    Page A15 In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that money is protected in the First Amendment as a form of speech and therefore should not be limited in campaign contributions. The …

  • Avista, UTC in vicious cycle

    Page A15 Must be nice for Avista to seek rate increases based on those of other utilities. Who do they compare themselves with? Do these other companies have the low-cost power associated …

April 9
  • Editorial: WSU leadership has taken school far in push for med school

    Page A9 An article from The Spokesman-Review on Dec. 15, 2006, helps highlight how remote the possibility of a second medical school seemed to be. Then-Gov. Chris Gregoire announced plans to expand …

  • Dana Milbank: Laws about humiliating the poor

    Page A9 Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin …

  • God delusion tragic

    Page A9 I commend Raymond Harris (March 28) for his wishful thinking that all religions could acknowledge one god and stop fighting. Sadly, that’s all it is; wishful thinking. As long as …

  • Kindness won’t protect

    Page A9 I disagree with Larry Winters’ March 27 letter, “Israel friendship strained.” The speech to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not an attempt to dominate U.S. foreign policy, …

  • Meet halfway, Avista

    Page A9 According to the March 22 article, Scott Morris, Avista chairman, chief executive officer and president, received quite a substantial raise between the years 2013 and 2014. I wonder how much …

April 8
  • TRUDY RUBIN: Iran deal better than alternative

    Page A11 Get a grip, people. President Obama is touting the framework deal with Iran as the diplomatic triumph of the century while its critics claim it threatens Israel, us and the …

  • Editorial: Federal education bill provides important revisions

    Page A11 The failing No Child Left Behind law faces a remedial test next week in Washington, D.C., with a real chance of passing. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., … 3

  • Reverse SNAP judgment

    Page A11 I am frustrated that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ party continues its assault on our neighbors struggling with poverty. The House of Representatives just released its new budget, and it would …

  • Support Overnight Delivery Act

    Page A11 As a consumer, I hate it when I get duped. Businesses have fooled consumers the last few years by holding the line on prices while providing less of the product.

April 7