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February 10
  • Campaign spending outrageous

    Page A9 I shall never understand, nor agree with, spending billions on presidential campaigns (“Koch network’s 2016 budget nearly $1 billion”). Billions! When too many Americans struggle just to get by?

  • Won’t yield to change

    Page A9 I’ve been amused by the fuss over plans to redo Monroe street. Unlike David Bray (Jan. 11) or Leila Larson (Jan. 31), I don’t have any street planning credentials, but …

  • Who is Shea protecting?

    Page A9 Why is Rep. Matt Shea more interested in protecting the gun rights of felons, drug addicts, domestic abusers and the mentally ill than in protecting the safety of the majority …

February 9
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Insane to reject mental illness

    Page A7 He had his first major breakdown when he was 26. A man who had been known for his sunny, outgoing temperament became suddenly sullen, silent and withdrawn. He spoke openly …

  • Let Spokane be more

    Page A7 I couldn’t help but laugh when I read Ken Dix’s Jan. 29 letter deriding moves to make Spokane’s streets more pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly as essentially Spokane “becoming like Portland.”

  • Do the math

    Page A7 Do the math. Once again, as we are being asked to support our schools, a lot of misinformation is being thrown at us. So rather than taking someone else’s word …

February 8
  • Vaccine-free resist common sense

    Page B8 Flashback: Galileo is under house arrest, pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun. We find this historical …

  • The pseudoscience of vaccine’s ‘harmful’ effects

    Page B8 Perhaps the answer is “crunchy moms.” That’s my theory for why the Bellevue School District leads the state in the number of parents who decline to vaccinate their children against … 58

  • Editorial: Cut books and cut costs with open course picks

    Page B8 The average cost of a new textbook at the Eastern Washington University bookstore is $97. Welcome to higher education. Students and professors have complained about book costs for decades, especially … 8

  • Guest opinion: Nuclear weapons don’t reflect who we are as Americans

    Page B9 Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons. A global ban …

  • Don’t buy autism hoax

    Page B9 Born in 1945, I lived through the greatest American polio outbreak: Over 57,000 cases occurred in 1952. Two kids on my block got polio. When the first polio vaccine became …

  • Shows kids we care

    Page B9 All of us in the Central Valley School District have an obligation to provide up-to-date facilities and well-equipped teachers to help our young people optimize their potential. Safe schools with …

  • Support for Scamahorn

    Page B9 I cried my way through the recounting of the horrible verbal bullying and physical assault on Jacina Carla Scamahorn. Thankfully, there are a lot of good people in this world, …

  • Reconsider Julyamsh decision

    Page B9 After reading your Jan. 4 editorial about the decision to cancel the Julyamsh event at Greyhound Park due to the installation of instant horse racing machines there, I couldn’t agree …

  • Quintrall owed apology

    Page B9 I don’t know Jan Quintrall, but must defend her against ill-researched diatribes by Nicholas Deshais (Jan. 25) and Doug Clark (Jan. 27). A $400 lunch for 12 employees sounds like …

  • Freedom infringed

    Page B9 One of the things I love most about Idaho is living in a culture that values individual liberty. That’s the idea that as long as I don’t hurt anyone else, …

  • Good investments

    Page B9 Support for public schools is an investment in children, an investment in your neighborhood and an investment in our community. Today’s fast-paced world requires an agile mind to keep pace. …

  • Strong school, strong city

    Page B9 Please pull your ballot out of the trash. It is critical to ensuring Spokane schools can thrive and be an important driver for the growth and attractiveness of the city.

  • Schools are jewels

    Page B9 Spokane’s public schools are among the crown jewels of our community. On Feb. 10, we need to protect the community’s investment in education by voting yes for both the maintenance …

  • Yes vote brings value

    Page B9 Our community in the past has come together to support kids in Spokane Public Schools by voting yes on levies and bonds, and it has made a ton of difference …

February 7
  • Froma Harrop: Private eyes can spot a keeper

    Page A10 She was a lawyer, noisy but nice. He was a Marine, quiet and even nicer. They seemed an attractive, comfortable couple, so I was greatly surprised when – after he …

  • Editorial: Federal action may be needed in port impasse

    Page A10 Over the past three months, the leading export along the West Coast has been uncertainty, which has wrapped itself around trade-dependent businesses and slowly squeezed. Federal intervention may be needed … 8

  • Charles Krauthammer: Islamic State sets sights on Jordan

    Page A10 Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn’t underestimate the absence of logic, the …

  • Rajan Menon: Backup plan, strategy needed before arming Ukraine

    Page A11 To say that the truce in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed breakaway “republics” are battling the pro-Western Kiev government, isn’t holding is like saying the Titanic sprung a leak. The cease-fire …

  • Look past scare tactics

    Page A11 I raised kids educated in Spokane Valley schools, worked for a large employer in Spokane and have retired. Many workmates were successfully recruited to Spokane, in part, because of the …

  • Rethink Monroe project

    Page A11 Does anyone see the lunacy of a projected two-lane Monroe Street while the Spokane City Council is already getting cat calls in print from out of state?

  • Quintrall did nothing wrong

    Page A11 Jan Quintrall, former head of Spokane’s Business and Developer Services Division, was given a budget and stayed within that number. Having a six-hour meeting and not being charged for the …

  • Trapping course suspicious

    Page A11 On Nov. 12, Idaho Fish and Game invited citizens to a forum on trapping rules. About 90 percent of the participants argued for reasonable changes to the existing rules. The …

  • Free speech is paramount

    Page A11 Denyse Erdos’ Jan. 26 letter to the editor says “… making fun of someone or someone’s beliefs is disrespectful and should not be the basis for selling magazines.”

  • WV levies far-reaching

    Page A11 We have had children in the West Valley School District for 10-plus years. We have a large diverse family with biological and internationally adopted children. They all have different needs, …