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March 20
  • Amy Goodman: TPP is a bad deal, made in secret

    Page A13 President Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress are united. Yes, that’s right. No, not on Obamacare, or on the budget, or on negotiations with Iran, or on equal pay …

  • Park work shows priorities

    Page A13 “The first of many multimillion-dollar projects to remake Riverfront Park launches this week …” (“Time To Design”), March 10, page one.

  • Worst traits on display

    Page A13 In Bruce Becherini’s March 15 letter “Kudos to Sen. Nuxoll,” he names a sickness called “revisionist denialism” affecting “elitist circles of liberal leftist groups.” Who are they and where do …

  • Ease off on traffic issues

    Page A13 I have to take issue with David Vogel’s March 14 letter. He wanted to know why the police were not spending more time on traffic issues.

March 19
  • Dana Milbank: House GOP budget is a gimmick

    Page A9 Six men in green ties took the stage in the House television studio Tuesday, and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, a slight leprechaun of a man with silver hair …

  • Editorial: Idaho taking local control away again

    Page A9 When did local control cease to be a conservative principle? We ask because Idaho legislators keep big-footing issues that school districts, colleges and city and county governments are capable of …

  • Residents deserve better

    Page A9 The violations against Lakeland Village are violations against human beings.

  • Obama is petulant

    Page A9 Americans should be concerned that, for the next two years, President Obama will do everything to achieve a legacy. To date he hasn’t accomplished anything that he can put in …

  • Support poaching punishment

    Page A9 I was disconcerted to read the March 8 story entitled “Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence.” The article describes the arrest of three poachers from Tacoma who illegally netted 377 …

March 18
  • Trudy Rubin: GOP’s Iran letter carries with it some real risks

    Page A9 Those who criticize President Barack Obama’s weak foreign policy (as I have done often) have been looking for smarter ideas from prospective candidates for 2016. Judging by Lettergate – the …

  • Editorial: Alliance may protect Washington from military cuts

    Page A9 With the U.S. military shifting its strategic focus toward the Pacific Theater, Washington’s position as the westernmost state in the Lower 48 seemingly would assure a secure future for its … 2

  • ACA made this bed

    Page A9 I was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers for years. And the retail clerks before that (I’m still in a union).

  • Reusable energy a ways off

    Page A9 On March 8, Diane Belyea’s letter encouraged us to “take the high road and start decreasing our dependency on oil and start embracing clean, reusable energy sources.” While I am …

  • Trimming discrimination

    Page A9 In her March 13 letter to the editor, “Respect religious freedom,” Clare House defends the choice of Arlene’s Flowers to deny service to a same-sex couple based on religious beliefs.

  • Listen to Bibi on Iran

    Page A9 Kudos for publishing two conflicting pieces, by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank (March 5) and Gonzaga University School of Law Professor Upendra Dev Acharya (March 7), on the Iran nuclear …

March 17
March 16
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Politics don’t equal character

    Page A7 This is for Gigi, who can’t figure out why I don’t like Bill Maher. Gigi, a reader in West Palm Beach, wrote me last week noting that I agree with …

  • Civics test for lawmakers

    Page A7 The March 10 Spokesman-Review reports that the Idaho Senate has passed a bill requiring high school students to pass a civics test in order to receive their diploma. That is …

  • War means profits

    Page A7 So Republicans wrote a letter to Iran telling them that no matter what peacenik agreements President Obama makes, they will be instantly negated when a Republican gets elected in 2016.

March 15
  • Editorial: Arbitrator considered deputies’ contract in context

    Page B8 Maybe arbitration does work. The ruling last month in a case involving Spokane County and the Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association recognizes, at last, the obvious differences in the local … 3

  • Kathleen Parker: Clintons’ private fortress invites suspicion

    Page B8 On March 2, the story broke that Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state. You could almost hear the collective gasp in Washington: Oh, no, here …

  • Smart Bombs: Blunt talk on marijuana

    Page B8 The views of many pot prohibitionists haven’t advanced past “Dragnet,” an ancient TV melodrama in which Sgt. Joe Friday lectured caricatures of hippies over the use of drugs. Here’s an … 36

  • Guest opinion: Representation in civil law often inaccessible

    Page B9 Events in Ferguson, Missouri, New York, Cleveland and, most recently, Pasco have again made us painfully aware of the different experiences that people of color face when it comes to …

  • Guest opinion: Don’t reward wage theft violators

    Page B9 Ask yourself: Should government award government contracts to those who willfully steal money from their workers? Wage theft is a bigger problem than most realize, and it takes many forms. …

  • Choose competence, Idaho

    Page B9 Rep. Vito Barbieri and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll? Really, Idaho, is this the best you can do? It is one thing to be wed to all things Republican, but you might …

  • Israel is not an ally

    Page B9 Why do our press and government continually categorize Israel as an “ally”? Here are a few of the reasons Israel has not been an ally in the past: