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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Wednesday, January 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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FRIDAY, JAN. 11, 2019

What's Trump's source?

I've been listening to President Trump tell the world what the American people are thinking. I, as an American, don't agree with him. So, I contacted my representative in Congress to let her know what I think. Then I asked her office for a White House contact number. I got two White House numbers, and tried both. During this time of government shutdown, nobody is answering the White House phones. My congresswoman's office says they're probably not checking emails either. Even though I'm the same age as the president, I don't tweet.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2019

More time, info needed on stadium

We need to take more time before making the final decision on Albi as people who voted for Albi didn't know what it is going to be like other than the location. Most people who voted for Albi would rather see us take more time and make the correct decision as this information was not given before we voted. After obtaining all the information available and what the money will provide then decide what is the best for our athletes and Spokane.

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Tom Acitelli: Why Elizabeth Warren – and every would-be president – prefers macrobrews

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., broadcast a live Instagram video on New Year’s Eve that showed her drinking a Michelob Ultra in her kitchen in Cambridge. “The club soda of beer,” she later said, when a reporter asked her what she was drinking. The political world rolled its eyes and declared it shameless pandering. Did the ex-Harvard academic really prefer the thin, yellow fizz of Michelob Ultra, especially when her Boston region is home to some of the world’s best producers of richer, tastier IPAs, amber ales and porters?

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Who does CMR represent?

In the Jan. 6 Spokesman-Review Northwest section, page 2, I see that Cathy McMorris Rodgers, our representative for the 5th Congressional District, voted "no" to end the shutdown that was initiated by President Trump on December 22, over 2 weeks ago.

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Coping with TDS

Reading the paper Sunday I happened across two letters on the opinion page that validated what I noticed lately. Those letters were written by Rob Leach and Robert Johnson. As they have also observed, it seems that there are many people that are afflicted by TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). Not only has it influenced those such as Mr. Leonard Pitts – whose opinions are featured in the paper on almost a daily basis – it has now infected some of our good citizens of Spokane County and Eastern Washington.

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Worthy of admiration

Want to understand why Michelle Obama was recently voted America's most admired woman of the year? I recommend you read her book "Becoming," a raw, honest and inspiring tale of her life from childhood on Euclid Avenue on South Side Chicago to her becoming our first lady, living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2019

"911" confusion

I received an Emergency Notification that the 911 system was down and I needed to call the Fire Department or police/sheriff directly to report an emergency. I planned to add the phone numbers to my cellphone and post them near my landline.

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