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June 30
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: The journey is unfinished

    Page A9 “But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep” – Robert Frost 11

  • Can’t blame labor

    Page A9 Oh boy, William Rust (June 4) tells us we can use more trickledown economics if those obstructionist union bosses would get out of the way. Here? In good ol’ right-to-work-for-less-and-less … 162

  • Wolf issue fabricated

    Page A9 Regarding Becky Kramer articles, “A study in survival” (June 1) and “Rules sought for conflict over wolves” (June 11). 31

June 29
June 28
  • Froma Harrop: Tea party fueled its own defeat in Mississippi

    Page B4 The tea partyers made a serious blunder in Mississippi, costing them a runoff win: They carelessly slipped their magic passion potion to the opposition. The hard right’s strength comes from … 111

  • Editorial: No simple answers for state budget

    Page B4 It’s early, but the preliminary sparring over Washington’s budget already is underway. Gov. Jay Inslee has directed state agencies to work up budgets that reflect 15 percent spending cuts, notably … 4

  • Charles Krauthammer: Curbing an imperial president

    Page B4 The Supreme Court this week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases. The Clean Air Act covers polluters that emit 250 tons per year (or in … 20

  • Guest opinion: It’s time to spiff up Riverfront Park

    Page B5 The city of Spokane has proposed a refinancing plan that would invest in streets and parks by running two separate measures likely to be in front of voters this November. … 12

  • Guest opinion: Plan to ban ivory sales hits citizens, misses poachers

    Page B5 WASHINGTON – As I gaze at my computer mouse pad, a rubbery version of Monet’s “Water Lilies,” I keep seeing the number 54. As in million. As in how much … 1

  • Media unfair on guns

    Page B5 It’s shameful that the so-called gun debate is so totally one-sided. Our mainstream media present the gun control lobby’s side of the debate and nothing else. 89

  • Boycott not anti-Semitic

    Page B5 Jack Abel (June 25) seems a bit confused. Maybe I can help. 9

  • Vote for smarter justice

    Page B5 As an old and serious philosopher, I’ve followed and resisted our nation’s tripling of the number of people it imprisons. A third are veterans, substance abusers and/or mentally handicapped. Many … 7

  • Thanks for Everyday Heroes

    Page B5 Thank you, Spokesman-Review, for the wonderful 36-page section on Everyday Heroes you printed on June 15, Father’s Day. That is the kind of reporting that uplifts everyone and encourages us …

  • Corporations admirable

    Page B5 Corporations are often demonized as faceless exploiters of the masses that make obscene profits. In reality, corporations employ millions of people at competitive market-and talent-based wages. They deliver a safe, … 55

  • Church actions disturbing

    Page B5 Recently, The Spokesman-Review has printed articles and letters concerning actions, positions and statements made by the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly. The narrow political nature of these ongoing activities has regrettably … 7

  • Learn from history

    Page B5 Finally, I have heard discussions on the modern history of Iraq, and the centuries-old Sunni-Shia conflict. During the President George W. Bush-Iraq war, a university student asked me what was … 42

June 27
  • Amy Goodman: Journalism isn’t a crime – except in Egypt

    Page A13 Egypt sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists this week to severe prison terms, in court proceedings that observers described as “farcical.” Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were charged with fabricating … 6

  • Editorial: Murray shows there’s hope for Congress

    Page A13 Six months after negotiating a bipartisan budget compromise, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has again successfully worked with Republicans, this time to shape a long-overdue updating of the nation’s workforce development … 4

  • Islamic extremism spreads

    Page A13 I am concerned about the threat our country and the rest of the world is facing. Mainly the growing, brutal strength of the Islamic extremists. 167

  • Obama cartoons right on

    Page A13 As usual, the Michael Ramirez cartoons featured in the June 20, June 22 and June 23 papers are right on. 121