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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016

Provide candidate information

I am glad that your paper asked for response about whether the paper should endorse or support anyone running for political office. It is the job of media to educate and put forth facts about a person running for any public office, in my opinion. If the paper finds one best qualified for that office, I see no problem with that, as long as the decision is made without prejudice.

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Religion has been twisted

I have been a dedicated Christian man for over 30 years now. When I was growing up, I was taught that Christianity and similar faiths are supposed to represent love, generosity and forgiveness. Lately however, with some of the hatred and bigotry that is being screamed from the pulpits in churches, synagogues, temples and meeting places in this country and around the world across many faiths, a person could be forgiven for not knowing that.

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Task is to socialize

The parents of "transgender child" Rachel White are concerned about coming adolescence. They should be. I taught for 12 years at a performing arts high school that was as tolerant a place as one could hope for. The transgender students I saw lasted only about a month at the school. One transgender student spent the semester crying on a table outside an art classroom. These students simply could not find a place for themselves.

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Trump looking for an exit

Why is Donald Trump acting the way he is? The answer is becoming increasingly apparent to me. He doesn't really want to be president, and he is looking for way out and that not being a loss to Hilary Clinton or whoever finally represents the Democrats.

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Trump will legitimize hate

Make America Hate Again. Donald Trump is America's great hate enabler. Hatred, bigotry and racism will become politically correct in America if Donald Trump is elected president.

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Wilson is in touch

The 5th Congressional District is getting ready to vote in the August primary; we urge you to vote for Dave Wilson. As an Independent, Wilson's knowledge of the 5th District is impressive. From larger cities to small towns, Wilson has gone out to the people to listen to their concerns. These conversations will not be forgotten.

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Wilson takes aim at gridlock

This year's presidential election has shown that politics as usual is not the norm. If you voted for the non-traditional Republican or Democrat, you should take a look at Independent 5th Congressional District candidate Dave Wilson, who's running for the seat that Cathy McMorris Rodgers has occupied since 2005.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016



Inslee signs away base

With his decision to allow a tribe to build another casino in Airway Heights, Gov. Inslee has signed Fairchild's death warrant. There will be no new tankers with all the additional personnel needed to operate and maintain them. There will be no increase in the already substantial contribution the base and its personnel and dependents make to the Spokane economy.

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It's Trump; get over it

So all the long knives are out to skewer Trump for all the ills plaguing the Republican Party. A 10-point diatribe from some Ferris High School grad. Wow, I guess I will now change my thinking. I am voting for Donald Trump precisely because of all 10 points from a business-as-usual Republican: join our country club and vote our way and shut up.

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Muslim leaders should condemn

Twenty-nine-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub The Pulse in Orlando, Florida. His cowardly act ended in the death of 49 innocent human beings. As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, I wholeheartedly condemn this savage act. My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by this senseless violence.

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Net neutrality not so simple 

The drawback to that heavy-handed regulation is that it places a yoke around innovation by high-tech companies. Allowing higher charges for faster internet speeds would be consistent with a policy that attracts increased investment.

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