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April 7
  • Reasons for variable pay

    Page A9 The March 25 Spokesman-Review included an AP article with this headline: “Study: Male nurses scarce, but earn more than women.” The article stated “the average 2013 salary for male nurses …

  • Faith isn’t fact or law

    Page A9 Anna Haukeli (March 29 letter) seems to be confused. As a matter of fact, those choosing abortion are taking responsibility for their actions. Not only that, they’re taking responsibility for …

April 6
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: America’s seams of repair evident

    Page A9 On the day after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. He was acceding to the wishes of citizens who had …

  • STA publication wasteful

    Page A9 In today’s post, I received a slick Spokane Transit Authority “April 25, 2015 Ballot Information” publication seeking my affirmative vote on a “3/10 of 1 percent increase in sales tax …

  • Obama’s dangerous words

    Page A9 President Obama’s full-scale political war on Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grows stronger each day. On March 23, Obama dispatched chief of staff Denis McDonough to launch the latest …

April 5
  • Editorial: Legislature deserves court’s reproof after mental health cuts

    Page B10 Because of shameful neglect, the state of Washington has once again been placed under court supervision to ensure it meets a constitutional obligation. With schools, it was a violation of … 1

  • Kathleen Parker: Show kids by example to think before drinking

    Page B10 For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4. I have your attention, don’t I?

  • Smart Bombs: Let the future drive transit policy

    Page B10 The following comment on The Spokesman-Review’s website appeared after an item on the proposal to raise the sales tax to improve and maintain bus service and to add trolley transit … 39

  • Michael Senske: Energy investment will keep region attractive to business

    Page B11 Access to affordable energy drives many business decisions. Whether you operate an advanced manufacturing plant, a health care facility, a large office complex or a biotech company, energy represents a …

  • Bruce Holbert: Standardized testing fads thrive on failure

    Page B11 Spring delivers us the vernal equinox, and the perennial flowers return. Barbecues are relit and lawn mowers clunk in the morning air. In the high school where I teach, couples …

  • House flippers weren’t pushed out

    Page B11 I can understand the concerns shared by Craig Sleeth in his March 12 letter, “House flippers pushed out.” However, the legislation (SHB 1843) he references was really just a simple …

  • Haven for Jewish people

    Page B11 I recently read about the dwindling and under-pressure Jewish population in Western Europe, as well as the culturally acceptable horrific treatment of women in some nations. I believe there are …

  • Who does she represent?

    Page B11 On March 23, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers posted a Facebook request for stories about how Obamacare has made things worse for Americans. What she got instead were literally thousands of …

  • System removed choice

    Page B11 As a parent of an adult with complex support needs due to lifelong epilepsy, I cringe over the many letters submitted supporting Lakeland Village. Many letters speak of choice for …

  • Remembering Reugh

    Page B11 I got to know Wendell Reugh a little bit over the last 20 years, because he was a modest stockholder in Inland Northwest Bank. I found him to be a …

April 4
  • Froma Harrop: Lawsuit perhaps not best for soft discrimination

    Page A12 Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit against her employer contained the juicy elements that captivate us. The plaintiff was a Harvard-educated lawyer suing for a healthy $16 million. The defendant was …

  • Michael Gerson: Deal with Iran ignores aggression in region

    Page A12 Whatever else the Obama administration accomplished in the Iran nuclear framework, it did a good job keeping the bar of expectations low and then clearing it. Many assumed various provisions …

  • Editorial: Washington Voting Rights Act offers sound steps for resolving disputes

    Page A12 The Washington Voting Rights Act is on the threshold of enactment by the Legislature after two earlier efforts failed. This bill should pass. 3

  • Accuracy watch

    Page A12 For 04-04-2015

  • Guest opinion: Events at Selma spur renewal

    Page A13 I am still thinking about what I saw and heard in Selma, Alabama, last month. On my return, I wrote three words on my office door, “Remember, Recommit, Restore,” words …

  • Guest opinion: House bill offers needed reforms of court-imposed debts

    Page A13 Our criminal justice system should work to hold offenders accountable and offer them a meaningful opportunity to rebuild their lives. It should also provide restitution to crime victims. Unfortunately, Washington’s …

  • Beware of quaking aspens

    Page A13 A devastating and dangerous army is silently invading neighborhoods and public areas of Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. Quaking aspen trees have been planted by homeowners and landscapers in our yards …

  • Choose affiliation wisely

    Page A13 (Editor’s note: This letter is being republished because a sentence was omitted.)

  • Avista article inadequate

    Page A13 I feel the March 22 article did a rather inadequate job of explaining Avista’s need for rate increases. While touching on a static customer base and declining energy usage as …

  • Remove career criminals

    Page A13 After reading about the career criminal who has 31 felony convictions, and the next day reading another about a person with 39 convictions, I would like to propose we enact …

  • Question on Fairchild ‘threat’

    Page A13 With all due respect to Rep. Kevin Parker’s March 29 guest opinion, “Ensure Fairchild stays in region,” could he or someone else please explain the reason an industrial-use designation in …