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April 15
  • Mona Charen: Outlining the case for good teachers

    Page A13 There’s an MRCTV video circulating on the Internet that features a man with a microphone asking college students in Washington, D.C., to name just one member of the United States … 10

  • Editorial: Washington state parks are being sold short

    Page A13 Saturday and next Tuesday are free days at Washington state parks. Spokane is blessed with two of the best – Mt. Spokane and Riverside – that provide easy access to … 17

  • Another look at casino welcome

    Page A13 I am very glad that the Spokane County commissioners have hired attorneys to take another look at whether they should OK another Indian casino at Airway Heights. They point out … 63

  • Boat story full of holes

    Page A13 Apparently, The Spokesman-Review won’t let facts get in the way of a sensational tale. Your front-page story March 28 featured a local businessman who claimed he had been treated unfairly … 47

  • Better use of cameras

    Page A13 With regard to the April 6 article, “More traffic cameras on council’s agenda,” it seems like a solution looking for a problem. After all, Councilman Mike Fagan stated he hasn’t … 15

  • Vegas casinos don’t infringe

    Page A13 I wonder what the real reason is that there is so much fuss over a casino close to Fairchild Air Force Base. 30

April 14
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: The theft of democracy

    Page A9 This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn’t they? 101

  • Super wimp, not power

    Page A9 Super power? We used to be. Super wimps is what we have become. Not just because of wimpy President Obama; we haven’t won a war since World War II. Why? … 91

  • Obamacare a failure

    Page A9 After reading James Ramsey’s April 6 letter, “Proud of Obama,” I feel compelled to express a different view. 108

April 13
  • Editorial: Feds must quickly fix oil-by-rail regulations

    Page B8 U.S. Secretary of Energy Anthony Foxx testified last week that efforts to assure the safe transport of oil by rail are making progress. That’s encouraging, but federal and state regulators … 8

  • Jamie Tobias Neely: Pay gap related to happiness gap

    Page B8 Last week, University of Michigan economist Justin Wolfers came to town. Money actually does make people happier, he told a Spokane crowd. Men in America are happier than women, he … 34

  • Kathleen Parker: Heartland has sense of humor to enjoy Colbert

    Page B8 In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show,” CBS has waged war on America’s heartland – or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of … 10

  • Christine M. Flowers: Immigration solutions require balance, open-mindedness

    Page B9 Jeb Bush made some very provocative comments about immigration the other day. They were red meat for a conservative base that thinks in broad brush strokes about foreigners. Actually, they … 7

  • Logging not cure for forests

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (April 5) is right about the plight of the federal forests in Eastern Washington, but the problem extends all across the globe. She cites a prediction … 60

  • Hobby Lobby hypocritical

    Page B9 I had to laugh out loud at John Webb’s April 7 shallow justification for the Hobby Lobby case currently under consideration by our corporatist U.S. Supreme Court. Rather than a … 193

  • Sinclair reports misleading

    Page B9 On March 21, The Spokesman-Review ran a story from the Los Angeles Times, “Slap-on-wrist sentence for Army general,” regarding Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair and his sexual affair with a female captain. … 3

  • Obama visit purely political

    Page B9 I saw in the paper that President Obama is going to tour the Oso mudslide site. Give me a break. This is purely a political move. His physical presence at … 56

  • Revise discrimination rules

    Page B9 It is my hope that the Coeur d’Alene School District board of trustees will consider revising its nondiscrimination language to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in its … 37

  • Spokane friendly, but dirty

    Page B9 I wish the mayor would walk around the city and see how dirty the streets are. 9

  • Pay all a minimum wage

    Page B9 There is talk about a guaranteed minimum income for every adult. This sounds extreme except when we remember that every nation is a collection of people living within borders of … 12

  • No one fights for freeway

    Page B9 I see where our wonderful state of Washington has no money to complete the North Spokane Corridor. It does sound to me that we have several politicians, Rep. Cathy McMorris … 12

  • Curbing sprawl was law’s goal

    Page B9 The Spokane City Council’s initiative to restrict the extension of water and sewer services outside the city limits is about providing urban services only to areas that have been designated … 1

April 12
  • Charles Krauthammer: Defend dissenters to stop spread of totalitarian impulse

    Page B4 Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to the Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day … 56

  • Froma Harrop: Shine light on health spending

    Page B4 Foes of Obamacare often frame such health reforms as “redistribution” schemes. They take money from hard-working Americans and give it to the presumably undeserving. My conservative friends are right that … 15

  • Barbara Shelly: Kathleen Sebelius deserves credit for surviving furnace

    Page B5 So this is it for Kathleen Sebelius. The former Kansas governor officially announced her resignation as U.S. health and human services secretary on Friday. The headlines make her sound like … 45

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Tragedy besets long-term jobless

    Page B5 If you know someone among the long-term unemployed – a category that includes workers who have been jobless at least six months, but in many cases much longer – you … 8

  • Builders support the community

    Page B5 In the April 6 letter “Enforce Current Planning,” the author suggests the Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA) needs a “serious attitude adjustment.” This begs the question: Just who are the … 13

  • Treat pit bulls like lions

    Page B5 Before any more people are maimed by pit bull attacks, the breed should be banned or regulated the same as lions. In the city where I worked, the municipal code … 90

  • Stevens County turns blind eye

    Page B5 In response to The Spokesman-Review’s Feb. 21 story “Dogs rescued from ‘wretched’ conditions in Stevens County”: 4

  • ALEC calling the shots

    Page B5 Eric Went’s April 6 letter, “Government for the rich,” inflamed me and inspired me to write. “Our judicial branch is supposed to be our great equalizer.” Well, guess who is … 44