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'Trump Wall' disrespectful

I was really surprised by the front-page headline "Student's plan 'Trump Wall' " (Sept. 10). It got my attention as it appeared to represent the student population at WSU.

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Uphold federalism

Abraham Lincoln's assertion that the U.S. federal government is "of the people, by the people, for the people" is true in the sense that all adult citizens (except felons) may vote for, obtain and administer a federal office. However, more accurately phrased, the federal government is of the states, by the states, for the states.

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Vehrs is refreshing

Lynnette Vehrs is who the people of Eastern Washington, and indeed, our state, deserve. In an age of crippling gridlock, partisan rancor and ideological rigidity, Lynnette offers a refreshingly adult approach to politics.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016

CMR supports military families

Eastern Washington's representative, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, understands the hardships faced not just by service members but also by military families. As a military wife and mom, I am so appreciative of all that Cathy does for military families.

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Don't buy Hillary's ads

There are things I should be used to these days, but for the most part cannot stomach anymore. In 1992, I had registered to vote as a Democrat. I was more than proud to cast my presidential vote for William Jefferson Clinton. He certainly did the job well despite what the hateful will say. I repeated my vote for him in 1996.

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Freedom behind flag?

Football players who don't stand for the national anthem are exercising their right to do so. The NFL doesn't penalize for not standing, but God help those who don't. I love "The Stars and Stripes Forever," but I don't make people listen to it.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016

9/11 snub insensitive

At first I was stunned, then angry, when I saw more than half of the front page featured Mayor Condon. (His problems could have been published on another page or another day.) What happened to 9/11, not even a flag of remembrance on the front page?

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STA plan won't help us

STA is requesting an increase in the sales tax at the next election. I live in a 55-and-over community. I called STA and asked if they are considering extending the bus service to our community off Highway 195. They informed me they were not considering a route to serve this area.

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Voting for I-735

I read once that corporations and special interest groups expect $10 in return for every $1 contributed to political campaigns and I believe it. Cathy McMorris Rodgers receives approximately $3 million in such contributions each election cycle. That suggests McMorris Rodger's corporate and special interest supporters expect $30 million in tax breaks and other sweet deals in return for their donations.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016

Bundys supported locally

Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other armed occupiers of a federal wildlife refuge in Harney County, Oregon go on trial soon, and Ammon Bundy was quoted as saying "I was following directions from God." That source of direction would be hard to argue with, if it was true.

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Idaho GOP urges ‘yes’ vote on HJR 5

I got this card in the mail from the Idaho Republican Party Monday. It urges a "yes" vote on HJR 5, so we can hold "the politicians and bureaucrats accountable." ...

Just wondering

Does subtracting roadkill victims from the population of Spokane area squirrels hasten the rodents' evolution toward future squirrels with far greater traffic awareness...or will humans no longer drive cars by ...



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