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October 2
  • Best option chosen

    Page A11 I am writing in response to George Clark’s letter (Sept. 21) as to what to do with the leaking chemical truck stopped at the state line.

  • Leaders can fight ISIS

    Page A11 So a few of our noted politicians in Washington, D.C., are calling for troops to return to Iraq. It won’t be them, or their kids, on the ground charging ISIS.

  • Feminism is basic

    Page A11 Feminism is defined as advocacy or support for women’s social, economic and political rights. The goal is equality with our male counterparts. This hardly seems radical. Feminism is not a …

October 1
  • Editorial: Wilhite’s experience tops McCaslin’s name recognition

    Page A13 Spokane Valley has another all-Republican contest, with Diana Wilhite and Bob McCaslin squaring off for the 4th District, Position 1 legislative seat. In keeping with the core conservative values of … 8

  • Trudy Rubin: Containing, defanging ISIS requires nimble strategy

    Page A13 Last week I praised President Barack Obama’s important speech at the United Nations that urged world leaders to reject “the cancer of violent extremism.” But, like many Americans, I voiced …

  • Bipartisan effort

    Page A13 We cannot afford to lose Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Congress. She has time and again stood up and fought for our interests to make our community a better place …

  • Need 40 hours

    Page A13 Having worked in the grocery retail business for over 12 years, I understand how not working enough hours is problematic. When I worked 40 hours per week, I had enough …

  • Tired of incumbents

    Page A13 I will not be voting for any incumbents, except for state Sen. Brian Dansel. Incumbents have done absolutely nothing for us. Can you honestly look at your daily life and …

September 30
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Sustaining oil boom a logical step

    Page A11 One of the economy’s good-news stories is the oil boom, a derivative of the natural gas boom. When the drilling techniques used to tap vast new reservoirs of natural gas …

  • Outside View: Holder’s tenure featured both triumphs and disappointments

    Page A11 This commentary from the Los Angeles Times does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. With Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s resignation, President Barack Obama faces …

  • Tveit best for judge job

    Page A11 As a former Stevens County commissioner, I understand the need for strong, ethical and experienced leadership for elected officials.

  • School funding is enough

    Page A11 The Sept. 11 ruling by the Washington Supreme Court, which found the Legislature in contempt of court because the court’s self-determined meaning of “ample” was not met in regard to …

  • Terror begets terror

    Page A11 To say 9/11 is God’s punishment because the United States lacks morality is not only an offensive assault on all affected by the war on terror, but it’s unfounded and …

September 29
  • Equality is good for both genders

    Page A11 A U.N. initiative called HeForShe hopes to encourage male involvement in the fight for women’s rights. Men should join the cause. With apologies to the United States Marines, Emma Watson …

  • Planting ill-conceived

    Page A11 Are you kidding me? Who in the world authorized the planting project on Country Homes Boulevard from Cedar Road to Wall Street? The sprinkler system itself is ridiculous. Hundreds of …

  • Mines threaten wilderness

    Page A11 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

September 28
  • Editorial: Arritola is best choice to represent 4th District

    Page B8 One of the consequences of the top-two primary is that it can produce a general election contest between two candidates from the same party. And so it is with the … 68

  • Martin Schram: Coalition against Islamic State may bring new era

    Page B8 It is, to be sure, a dickens of time in the Middle East. But much to our surprise, historians may someday look back and say last week marked the start …

  • Catherine Rampell: U.S. budget will spend less and less on children

    Page B8 Think of the children. These days, politicians – and their constituents – generally don’t.

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: Hanauer sees danger of rising economic inequality

    Page B9 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens could have written about the U.S. today. This month, the Census Bureau announced 46 million Americans – …

  • A mixed university

    Page B9 In my hometown of Indianapolis, two rival universities put the best of what they had to offer into the mix and formed IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis). The result …

  • NFL bullies spotlighted

    Page B9 It’s hard to imagine anything good or positive about spousal abuse. It’s a foul, reprehensible and repulsive behavior for which there is no excuse.

  • Secondhand snobbery

    Page B9 Now I can say I have heard everything.

  • Amend campaign cash laws

    Page B9 In Steve Dunham’s letter, “Don’t change Constitution” (Sept. 16), he warns against calling a constitutional convention. Although I agree with him that our nation’s budgeting concerns can be solved without …

  • Don’t complicate cameras

    Page B9 The Spokesman-Review’s Sept. 13 “Cops, cameras a gray area” article illustrates how a simple concept becomes complicated when tangential hypothetical situations take center stage. This includes the notion that if …

  • The ’50s were the best

    Page B9 “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics” is the well-known saying. The editorial writer’s attempt to infer anything positive in comparing 1957’s “shocking” teen pregnancy rate of 96.3 per thousand …

  • Support this team

    Page B9 Few words today are as overused as “team” but fewer still are as vital to success as creating a fully functioning team with each member contributing their strengths while covering …

  • GOP pulls punches

    Page B9 I see Republicans failing to win the Senate in November the same way they lost the last two presidential races: by not fighting for America.

  • Seeking a peace partner

    Page B9 Thank you for providing the viewpoints on the Arab-Israeli conflict (“Pursuit of Peace: Where To Go From Here,” Sept. 13). Abdallah Amr suggests that Israel has no incentive to achieve …

September 27