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SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

Sat., March 18, 2017, midnight

Wolf article disingenuous

Rich Landers' March 5 article about wolves and money is very disingenuous. What's really draining the coffers are the far-below-market-value rates given to ranchers who graze on state and federal lands. Wolves are good for the ecosystem, as scientists have reported about Yellowstone and other places. They're helping conserve our nation's wild lands, something owned and respected by most taxpayers.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017




Fri., March 17, 2017, midnight

Potholes, not bike trails

It's a shame that Freya Street on the South Hill is in horrible shape, with the countless potholes, when just a little over 10 years ago, it was a brand new street created from the sewer lines up. I'm glad to read in the S-R that Mayor Condon is considering a sturdier material for repaving Freya. The old pavement was concrete and was in better shape, even with lots of cracks, than the current asphalt material.

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Fri., March 17, 2017, midnight

Somalia the same-old story

Regarding the Feb. 27 article in The Spokesman-Review, "Pentagon seeks broader role in Somalia fighting": Here we ago again. The U.S. foreign policy (gunboat diplomacy) interfering in another country's affairs. More billions and trillions of dollars to kill innocent people. We are stuck in so many conflicts around the world already (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria). Now they are aiming at Iran. Is it because the government of Iran is switching from the oil dollar to a gold currency to pay for the oil? Hmm. Look what happened to Libya when they were ready to try the same thing.

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Fri., March 17, 2017, midnight

Venue can't handle concerts

Let me start by saying there was an amazing concert with Sir Elton John and his band on March 5. Never thought I would ever see him in person. What an honor, he did not disappoint us.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

Thu., March 16, 2017, midnight

Democratic response sad

The Democratic response to the president's address to Congress was completely off-base, unintelligible and absolutely disgusting. What has happened to that great party? Enough said.

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Thu., March 16, 2017, midnight

Fate of cannabis?

The newly appointed attorney general is an outspoken opponent of legalized cannabis. After the economic bump Washington has experienced because of legal cannabis sales, with so many individuals having invested their hard-earned dollars into establishing a new industry and the state investing its resources into devising a legitimate tax code and regulatory system in response to a popular vote, what are the chances he'll come after Washington first?

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Thu., March 16, 2017, midnight

Romanticizing trespassing

S-R reporter Jonathan Glover's March 5 expose on exploring "abandoned" properties is very troubling to me. To romanticize trespassing on other people's private property without their consent is abhorrent.

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Thu., March 16, 2017, midnight

What is news?

What is news? The stock answer is that news is information that somebody wants suppressed. Or something similar.

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