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December 5
  • Amy Goodman: A litany of deaths worth protesting

    Page A15 Another police killing of an unarmed man of color. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment. …

  • Editorial: Hanford site deserves historical park status

    Page A15 The long-running push to establish a Manhattan Project Historical National Park is reaching a critical juncture, with one of the main advocates soon leaving Congress. Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of … 2

  • Move to Idaho

    Page A15 If Curtis Stone (Initiative 594 vote, Nov. 23) doesn’t like living in a Marxist-left state, maybe he should move. Idaho is not that far away.

  • Cooler heads in Spokane

    Page A15 The events in Ferguson, Missouri, make me thankful we live in Spokane. We have had our share of controversial police shootings, but no riots. If the policeman in Ferguson had …

  • Teaching violence

    Page A15 Again. Leaders constantly repeat that violence never solves anything? Are these not the same humans sending waves of killing machines airborne year-in, year-out to “solve” problems? This same thought process …

  • Gratitude works

    Page A15 I was excited to see the front page feature on Monica Bartlett’s research on the social impact of expressing gratitude in the Nov. 26 Spokesman-Review. It’s timely research with a …

  • Use safe gun habits

    Page A15 Regarding the Nov. 19 front page photo of the gun auction: That photo displays a very important safety violation. Follow these safety tips and most or all problems may be …

December 4
  • Dana Milbank: Republicans have already blinked

    Page A13 Among the many ways Republican members of Congress are contemplating to punish President Barack Obama for his executive actions on immigration is a proposal of elegant simplicity: They would refuse …

  • Editorial: Children enslaved by sex trafficking deserve help

    Page A13 Washington, and particularly its attorneys general, has worked hard to suppress the sex trade. A new report says the state’s efforts are incomplete. The Legislature created the Washington Statewide Coordinating …

  • ID for charity, not voting?

    Page A13 I enjoy reading about the generosity of donors and volunteers that make the Christmas Bureau work. Last year, over 1,700 generous donors – businesses, social groups, families and individuals – …

  • Learn about COPD

    Page A13 I am a retired respiratory therapist. I worked in Spokane for 33 years. I am now the state president of the Respiratory Care Society of Washington. November is chronic obstructive …

  • Lip service for education

    Page A13 Regarding the Nov. 23 headline: Why shouldn’t these kids have to wait in line to get into school? In a country that pays a football player $9 million a year …

  • Sad for Ferguson

    Page A13 Today, I’m just sad in so many ways. I’m sad for the 18-year-old who, on that day, turned from the gentle giant his parents knew to an angry thug. Sad …

December 3
  • Editorial: Top priority at Hanford: setting priorities

    Page A15 At a budget meeting last May, Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials announced the ongoing cleanup would need $3.6 billion for fiscal 2016. That’s $1.5 billion more than the Obama administration requested. …

  • Afghan women need champions

    Page A15 At a time when most foreign news is unremittingly grim, I have a good-news story to tell – about the first women-only restaurant in western Afghanistan, called the Scranton Restaurant. …

  • Otter’s acts disgusting

    Page A15 I recently became aware of the disgusting activities of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter regarding school financing and the Education Networks of America.

  • Blackout on pollution

    Page A15 Regarding “Conference focuses on Lake Coeur d’Alene pollution, solutions,” (Nov. 19) by Becky Kramer:

  • Is rate request a gimmick?

    Page A15 After reading “Panel OKs Avista plan to hike rates” (Nov. 26), I could not help chuckle at another flood of gimmicks we are drowning in daily. Avista asked for $18 …

December 2
  • Editorial: Ironman’s cost is justified by its prestige, economics

    Page A9 Don’t let the Coeur d’Alene Ironman run its last race in 2016. Concerns that the nearly $100,000 fee that brings in the event are straining the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of … 10

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Hands-off approach may speed economy’s recovery

    Page A9 “The nation of which (Warren G.) Harding became president was not happy, and forces were underway which seemed likely, unless arrested, to bring more serious unhappiness.” – Journalist Mark Sullivan, …

  • Can’t handle the truth

    Page A9 “You can’t handle the truth” is a line spoken in the movie “A Few Good Men,” with Jack Nicholson. Sure, it was just a movie, but stop and think about …

  • Annexation politics costly

    Page A9 In 1977, when I purchased a home, my water bill was usually no more than $15. In 1996, we were allowed to hook up to the sewer for a $4,304.94 …

  • Graves should read Bible

    Page A9 Regular Spokesman-Review columnist and retired United Methodist minister Paul Graves uses approximately 600 words in his Nov. 22 column to chide owners of The Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene for …

December 1
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Black on black’ argument false

    Page A9 OK, fine. Let’s talk about “black on black” crime. That, after all, is where the conversation seems to inevitably turn whenever one seeks to engage a conservative on the American …

  • Get involved with politics

    Page A9 It was my privilege recently (Nov. 19-24) to be among 430 delegates representing 43 states in Washington, D.C. We were lobbying our senators and representatives to support continued negotiations for …

  • Fight for tax deduction

    Page A9 Every two years, our U.S. representatives and senators need to revisit a simple tax deduction that helps defend Washington’s citizens against unfair and inequitable federal taxation. Once again, the federal …

November 30