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May 21
  • Dana Milbank: Commitment to campaign finance reform can save Clinton from herself

    Page A11 In a private meeting last week with 200 of the Democratic Party’s top financiers, Hillary Clinton drew vigorous applause when she said any of her nominees to the Supreme Court …

  • Editorial: Highway funding needs local, state support

    Page A11 Picture a sight-challenged Mr. Magoo driving the highways of cartoon land, and you get an accurate picture of the way politicians in Washington, D.C., and Olympia steer transportation funding. The … 3

  • Recycling reduces CO2

    Page A11 A big welcome to the Washington State Recycling Association, whose annual conference is taking place this week at the Davenport Hotel. At Citizen’s Climate Lobby, we love recycling.

  • Most officers aren’t biased

    Page A11 On May 8 you published a letter from Caylin Novell. She implies that she is an expert in bias because she is a member of a social hate class at …

  • Use recruiting firms

    Page A11 As a human resources professional, the search for a new county chief executive officer seems flawed to me. The county placed ads in numerous newspapers throughout the country. How were …

May 20
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraq mess needs thoughtfulness, not politics

    Page A11 On May 23, 2003, I attended the Baghdad news conference at which the U.S. viceroy, Paul Bremer, announced he was dissolving the Iraqi army. I thought of that day when …

  • Editorial: Drought puts required river flow levels to test

    Page A11 Yeah, it’s dry. Water flow at the Avista Utilities Post Falls dam was 3,630 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, perhaps the lowest for the date ever recorded at a … 2

  • GOP wants SS cuts

    Page A11 Ryan Cooper, correspondent for The Week, recently wrote, “Eight out of 10 poor people are students, children, elderly, disabled, or involuntarily unemployed, because those are people who have trouble working …

  • Apartment design intrusive

    Page A11 An Indian Trail apartment complex planned by Diamond Rock Construction includes a 200-foot-long, 35-foot-high, three-story apartment building built 5 feet away from the property line of six homes. This building …

May 19
  • Robert J. Samuelson: China’s huge trade surplus in decline

    Page A11 This is no time to get all worked up over China’s currency manipulation. To use it as an excuse to resist the Obama administration’s pro-trade posture is perverse. This opposition …

  • Editorial: Uncontested races don’t serve public’s best interests

    Page A11 In Washington, the top two candidates advance to the general election. In many Spokane County races, the primaries are over. Friday was the last day to file for office in … 3

  • Looking up to IRS

    Page A11 Well now, I guess the job to get is with the IRS (“IRS workers didn’t pay taxes, kept jobs” – May 7). You cannot pay your taxes, yet get bonuses, …

  • Salmon numbers in perspective

    Page A11 Recent news articles tout the bounty of salmon coming up the Snake and Clearwater rivers through Lower Granite Dam this year, with quotes from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and …

  • New buildings and bills?

    Page A11 Two questions:

  • Urge support for LWCF

    Page A11 The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), now 50 years old, is a bipartisan commitment signed into law by Congress in 1965. Its purpose was to safeguard natural areas, water …

May 18
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Crowdfunding no sub for ACA

    Page A9 Luis Lang would like you to send him some money. He has taken to GoFundMe, the crowdfunding website, trying to raise $30,000. Lang, who is 49 and lives in Fort …

  • Mom of the Year

    Page A9 Donna Kuhn (May 9) nailed it. I saw that clip on KXLY. That lady cared enough about her son to take him to task for his conduct. She reminded me …

  • Adjuncts treated poorly

    Page A9 Thank you for publishing “Adjunct professors deserve more money, job security” by Keith Hoeller (May 2), highlighting the low pay for the majority of the state’s community college professors.

May 17
  • Smart Bombs: Despite objections, Obamacare has worked

    Page B8 The Affordable Care Act covers 1.6 million Floridians. Florida Health Choices covers 80. The latter was pushed through the Florida Legislature in 2008 by then-House Speaker Marco Rubio. He told … 136

  • Editorial: Washington lawmakers should be accountable to pay raise

    Page B8 Must be an odd-numbered year, because the melodrama of Washington legislators fending off a pay raise is underway. Since 1987, the Salary Commission has met every other year to determine … 4

  • Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush confuses policy, family loyalty

    Page B8 You know we’re off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race …

  • Rep. Luke Malek: Idaho should resist politics of obedience

    Page B9 In a rant on Twitter this week, Idaho Freedom Foundation “policy analyst” Parrish Miller wrote that in regards to court enforcement of familial obligations, “Philosophically, I remain unconvinced that such …

  • Clarifying contributions

    Page B9 The April 24 Spokesman-Review editorial mentions our organization as one that opposed Sen. Andy Billig’s campaign finance legislation, which died in the Senate. We opposed the bill, but not for …

  • VFW Post 51 snubbed

    Page B9 In reading the May 5 article on Occupy Spokane, the reporter indicated that they were at the Robert Monaghan Memorial. The actual name is the Ensign John R. Monaghan Memorial.

  • Embrace Monroe revitalization

    Page B9 The city of Spokane has unveiled an exciting new plan that will dramatically reshape a key stretch of North Monroe Street that passes through Spokane’s historic Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood, my neighborhood.

  • This is a paradise

    Page B9 Can you be in love with where we live? When I watch the nightly news, I just am blown away. These letters we write to the paper are mostly complaints. …

  • Leaders should take test

    Page B9 As parents, we have become increasingly concerned about the amount of testing our children are doing at school, and about the new Smarter Balanced test. Our children are good readers, …

  • McMorris Rodgers on VA cuts?

    Page B9 On April 22, The Spokesman-Review carried a story entitled “VA chief calls budget plan ‘inadequate’.” The Republican House subcommittee plans to cut the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs …

  • Patagonia should stay home

    Page B9 Patagonia bought full-page ads in several newspapers in Washington. These ads were to get people to contact our state senators to attempt to destroy four hydroelectric dams on our rivers.

  • Don’t ignore rising CO2

    Page B9 It is front page news in the May 7 Spokesman-Review: Earth’s monthly average of carbon dioxide passed 400 parts per million, way over the supposedly safe level of 350 ppm …