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August 15
  • Editorial: Courts right to OK initiatives, examine flaws later

    Page A12 With legislators finally home and the governor on the road, Washington’s third branch of government took command this week. Supporters of the state’s initiative process did well. Thursday, Spokane County …

  • Froma Harrop: Low-income voters face hurdles, not impossibilities

    Page A12 The students at Miami Central Senior High frustrated me, and I frustrated them. The topic was Ferguson and my opinion that African-Americans in that torn-up Missouri city could get the …

  • Rich Eichstaedt, Jerry White: Time to clean up our toxic rivers

    Page A13 Fishing in our lakes, bays and rivers is part of our Washington heritage. In 2013, over 1.5 million Washingtonians bought fishing licenses and spent 13.4 million days on the water …

  • Iran agreement beats war

    Page A13 This agreement with Iran will halt development of an atomic weapon for the next decade and prevent our involvement in yet another Middle East war. The “no deal” with continued …

  • Get carbon tax on ballot

    Page A13 It is time to do something about climate change. The risks are too great to sit back and wait to see what happens. Carbon taxes provide an incentive for people …

  • Evolution mischaracterized

    Page A13 Ken Campbell (“Monkey on many backs” – Aug. 1) should expand his reading horizons beyond The Spokesman-Review. The Airway Heights mayor who compared Michelle and President Obama to monkeys wasn’t …

  • Rebellion in disguise

    Page A13 It is starting to sound like the Sagebrush Rebellion of the mid-1990s all over again. Recently, Stevens County Commissioner Steve Parker announced the results of his meeting in Okanogan County …

  • Seniors can get good treatment

    Page A13 Regarding “Seniors get poor treatment” by Michael Genteman, Aug. 2:

  • Lenient sentencing not working

    Page A13 What will it take for our judicial system to realize that lenient sentencing for repeat offenders isn’t working? Are you kidding me? Twenty-plus convictions and they get out with little …

  • Memories of skate park

    Page A13 Yes, the kids have lots of good memories of the UTF, and so do we. As parents, we’d take our son and friends there, stopping at the Spirit Skate Shop …

  • Love for Turner, S-R staff

    Page A13 Along with the rest of his readers, I love Paul Turner. I love his wide-ranging mind, his humanity and his unique view of the world and our region. Those qualities …

  • Misinformation on water

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review’s front-page picture of Dr. John Osborn, the environmentalist, putting more misinformation into the heads of our young people, is disgusting. He says, “When we pump from the aquifer …

  • Use recycled water

    Page A13 When the Joe Albi Sports Complex was built about six years ago, the irrigation system was put in to use recycled water. The recycled water was supposed to come from …

  • Kudos to genuine capitalists

    Page A13 Michael Cain’s Aug. 5 letter (“Pope critics in for surprise”) is revealing. He is basking in the Pope’s Laudato Si. The 10th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s …

August 14
  • Editorial: Drought put new facet on U.S.-Canada river treaty

    Page A11 Were they not choking on the smoke from the region’s wildfires, our neighbors in British Columbia might be enjoying a measure of satisfaction from the challenges extreme drought have presented … 4

  • Amy Goodman: Art mirroring life’s beauty, brutality at Venice Biennale

    Page A11 VENICE, Italy – This historic city, famous for its canals and its sonorous gondoliers, its stunning museums brimming with art, where tens of thousands stroll the wide Piazza San Marco …

  • Am I an extremist?

    Page A11 The July 2 Spokesman-Review editorial stated that extremists are becoming Republican Party officers and elected officials. However, remember that leftists accuse anyone who disagrees with them of being racists and …

  • Is Mickelson worth gamble?

    Page A11 The Spokane Country Club story sparked me to write. Why would a club, in a city struggling to recover from the NAACP controversy and Airway Heights Mayor Rushing, consider Phil …

  • Constitution isn’t ‘updated’

    Page A11 Curtis Stone (July 25) and Mickey Thompson (Aug 5), right or wrong, state various gun-related information about Switzerland. Personally, I couldn’t care less about Switzerland.

August 13
  • Editorial: Spokane to punish wage theft; state should do more

    Page A13 The Spokane City Council’s adoption of an ordinance that clamps down on wage theft reminds us of a similar bill the Legislature should have passed. The city ordinance, which passed … 6

  • Catherine Rampell: GOP’s truth telling trumped-up

    Page A13 Quit accusing Democrats of runaway political correctness. Republicans are just as keen on censoring speech – but it’s a different kind of speech they choose to censor. Supposedly the main …

  • One preventable death enough

    Page A13 When the editorial board wants to avoid talking about the issues, they blame politics (Aug. 1). They refer to a woman in our community dying (a preventable death) as an …

  • Work with regulations

    Page A13 What if, bear with me here, instead of fighting tooth and nail every environmental regulation, major polluters took the challenge with an equal amount of energy, employed people to achieve …

  • ‘Debate’ was embarrassing

    Page A13 I watched 10 Republican contenders for the presidency “debate,” courtesy of Fox News. I cannot imagine a more embarrassing performance. If this is the best we have to offer for …

  • Defund this abortion mill

    Page A13 It’s way beyond time for Congress to get serious. This is an appeal to Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and 5th Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to act …

August 12
  • Doyle McManus: Sizing up progress, if any, on fight against Islamic State

    Page A13 One year ago last weekend, President Barack Obama launched airstrikes in Iraq to prevent the insurgent armies of Islamic State from advancing to the gates of Baghdad and conquering the …

  • Editorial correction

    Page A13 Sunday’s editorial inaccurately described the four prongs of the Worker Bill of Rights initiative. Only the first prong – a living wage – would apply to just Spokane businesses that …

  • Editorial: End delays on providing visas to those who helped U.S.

    Page A13 There may be no agreement on appropriate U.S. policy in the Middle East, but Republicans and Democrats were unified when they voted overwhelmingly a year ago to renew and expand … 1

  • Restart draft before war

    Page A13 I have watched with interest all of the politicians who are against the nuclear deal with Iran. Since some of them are calling for war with Iran, here is what …

  • Try a different Wilson

    Page A13 In the movie “1776,” Declaration of Independence signer James Wilson casts his colony’s deciding vote when his fellow delegates are deadlocked, whereupon the Continental Congress passes the resolution for independence. …