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June 12
  • Dems, GOP alike take low road

    Page A13 Jim Morin’s June 4 cartoon reeks of partisan hypocrisy, implying that the Republican Party is rife with scandals and has conceded the “moral high ground.” In the interest of fairness, …

  • Key wrote lyrics, not music

    Page A13 I agree that too many people get creative when singing the national anthem, and I would prefer that it be sung more traditionally.

  • Students sing anthem correctly

    Page A13 I have read two recent letters on how bad the singing of the national anthem is by celebrities at national events. I agree.

June 11
  • Dana Milbank: No need for Supreme Court to create health care chaos

    Page A11 President Barack Obama uttered more than 3,600 words on the stage of a hotel ballroom on Tuesday, but his message could be summed up in three: You wouldn’t dare. He …

  • Editorial: Washington state should allow feds to carry load in auditor case

    Page A11 Troy Kelley is out of Washington state affairs while he awaits a January trial in U.S. District Court on a 10-count federal indictment alleging fraud, lying to federal investigators and … 2

  • Mielke not qualified for CEO

    Page A11 Having held the position of Spokane County chief executive officer for five years, and assistant CEO for three years, I feel qualified to comment on efforts to recruit Marshall Farnell’s …

  • Nation more than anthem, flag

    Page A11 Recent letters have condemned singers who personalize their renditions of the national anthem. The anthem does strike a deep chord in every American’s heart. However, our nation is not an …

  • Bush behind more deaths

    Page A11 Regarding “Hillary not qualified” (June 5): Yep, Hillary Clinton’s lack of executive experience directly led to the four Benghazi deaths.

  • Spelling champ fails grammar

    Page A11 I laughed aloud with delight when I read the May 29 article about the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s co-champions, Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam.

June 10
June 9
  • Editorial: Extended crisis training for Spokane police the right call

    Page A9 Crisis intervention training for law enforcement? Of course, that’s what they do. The crises may have changed, but an officer’s primary responsibility has always been intervention: at crime scenes, in … 4

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Jobless young people pose global risks

    Page A9 Among the economic and social trends worth worrying about is the fate of the NEETs. Never heard of the NEETs? I hadn’t either. It’s one of those clumsy terms concocted …

  • Unions in control

    Page A9 Unions are in control of the people of America at this time. The AFL-CIO basically controls all public sector employees and labor employees, thus deciding what local governments can do …

  • Drivers violate laws in Spokane

    Page A9 I’ve heard that he who is faithful in small things is faithful in much. Indeed, it is the little things that matter.

  • It’s about McCleary

    Page A9 I learned in high school civics that our government, either state or federal, was based on a system of checks and balances, i.e., laws originated within the Legislature, were signed …

  • Obama towed economy back

    Page A9 Michael Ramirez’s editorial cartoon in the June 3 paper fails to show the tow chain the president used as the “Obamanomics” tow truck pulls the economy back toward normalcy.

June 8
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who’s Limbaugh to define normal?

    Page A9 I am not normal. This, I learned from a news story 35 years ago. The details have faded with the passage of time, but the gist of it remains clear. …

  • Cover own education

    Page A9 Christian Perreiah’s June 2 letter, “Legislature isn’t complying,” appears to chastise the Legislature for not meeting his demands for more pay and funding of his continuing education certification requirements.

  • Assistants undervalued

    Page A9 Jeff McCullough, who works as an instructional assistant, wrote the letter (June 3) I’ve been intending to write, but there is more to say.

June 7