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May 12
  • Sad contrasts

    Page A9 1. Man’s humanity to man: On April 25, a terrible earthquake (7.8) hit the small country of Nepal. The surrounding countries of China, India and Bangladesh also suffered damage. Even …

May 11
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Anti-government now a GOP norm

    Page A7 Some folks thought it was “inflammatory.” Some said it was “irresponsible,” others “absurd,” still others, “disappointing.” Those are some of the words affronted conservatives used in emails last month to …

  • Scott’s vote destructive

    Page A7 Because of an outrageous notion that, somehow, Sharia law would infiltrate our shores, the vote by Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott against a bill that would collect child support for …

  • Don’t shun classic book

    Page A7 It appears that Coeur d’Alene School District Curriculum Committee members have their collective heads misplaced. Where do they get off considering the banning “Of Mice and Men” because of the …

May 10
  • Smart Bombs: Riled up over maneuvers in Texas

    Page B10 Jade Helm 15 is not cologne. It’s the name of upcoming military maneuvers in the Southwest, and Chuck Norris says it smells funny. “The U.S. government says, ‘It’s just a … 58

  • Editorial: I-594 opponents can’t find ammo to fight it

    Page B10 Initiative 594 was passed by 59 percent of the voters in November, after which opponents of background checks for private gun sales predicted all manner of mayhem for gun owners. … 1

  • Kathleen Parker: It’s free speech, but taunts not high-minded

    Page B10 The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First …

  • Sen. Patty Murray: Bill helps caregivers of our soldiers

    Page B11 Seven months into her husband’s deployment to Afghanistan, Jessica Klein received the call every military spouse dreads. Her husband, Army Capt. Edward “Flip” Klein, had stepped on an IED. He …

  • Jay Ambrose: Police can help resolve tensions; consider NYC

    Page B11 We’ve had the Ferguson riots, we’ve had the Baltimore riots, and some think other American cities are due for the same treatment. Racial tensions are high, and the country is …

  • Homes not disposable

    Page B11 I was surprised to read (April 30) Mike Reno’s negative view of manufactured homes. If his mother’s was built in 1999, it could not have been legally constructed in the …

  • Turn to supreme authority

    Page B11 Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering same-sex marriage, while its Citizens United decision contributes to our huge inequality of wealth at its influence on elections.

  • Vandals show moral failing

    Page B11 Several years ago, Spokane had a program in which about a dozen bright yellow bikes were parked in various locations. An attached sign would invite anyone to ride one as …

  • Cures for stagnant wages

    Page B11 Smart Bombs columnist Gary Crooks proposes (May 3) union growth and increasing capital gains taxes to the same rates as income taxes as a cure for stagnant wage growth. Similar …

  • Killing is killing

    Page B11 I write in regard to my disgust with how so many people would so easily give death to criminals. For instance, Karen Brassard, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, …

May 9
  • Editorial: Death of Moore, ‘good cop’ shows magnitude of risks

    Page A10 If you follow the news, you may have forgotten there are police officers like Greg Moore. The sergeant with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, whose life will be celebrated at … 1

  • Charles Krauthammer: Future generations likely to judge our treatment of animals

    Page A10 We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, …

  • Froma Harrop: Sports, stadiums shouldn’t benefit from tax exemptions

    Page A10 It was not out of a sense of decency that the National Football League recently let go of its tax-exempt status. You see, as a tax-exempt organization, the NFL had …

  • Guest Opinion: Polluters need to clean up their act

    Page A11 Rocket science is not required to understand what happens when the fox enters the chicken coop. Likewise, when a polluter is put in charge of cleaning up its own mess, …

  • Christine M. Flowers: Finding strength in memories of my mother

    Page A11 “Orphan” is a very empty word, starting with the initial “O” that reminds me of a big, alphabetic hole. It conjures up images of loss, of being rootless, of unwanted …

  • Baltimore should catch up

    Page A11 Though we may be geographically separated from the racially charged incidents occurring within our country, it is necessary to critically examine and discuss these events as they become more frequent.

  • Letter writer saves the day

    Page A11 Thank god for Curtis Stone’s letter of May 3 concerning the confiscation of our firearms. He has exposed the conspiracy by the Commie lefties to disarm us with background checks.

  • Indian Trail overloaded

    Page A11 I am a resident of the Indian Trail area, and I strongly oppose an additional 96-unit/196-parking lot apartment, high-density housing unit on Indian Trail Road (Lusitano and Selkirk are already …

  • An excuse to loot, destroy

    Page A11 The parties involved in the Baltimore riots were not concerned about the alleged victim. It is just an excuse to loot, steal and destroy.

  • Unions deserve more credit

    Page A11 I was on the golf course with two close friends a few days ago. They began berating unions and union membership. Did not have one good word to say. I …

  • Mother has common sense

    Page A11 The best news I’ve seen or heard all week was about the mother in Baltimore who saw her 16-year-old son on TV disguised and protesting. She marched down there, grabbed …

May 8
  • Editorial: Kelley keeps state on hold with refusal to step down

    Page A11 Has anybody here seen Troy Kelley? Perhaps the phantom will appear today in Pierce County Superior Court, where Judge Frank Cuthbertson is scheduled to hear a motion for his recall … 2

  • Editorial correction

    Page A11 Thursday’s editorial named the wrong jurisdiction for the initial ruling in the cellphone case. It was Thurston County Superior Court.

  • Doyle McManus: Why Congress is avoiding the war vote

    Page A11 When President Obama announced nine months ago that the United States was going to war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Congress reached an unusual near-consensus on two big …

  • Officers should check biases

    Page A11 On April 4, in North Charleston, South Carolina, Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott after he ran from the scene of a routine traffic stop. Why are police officers misusing …

  • GOP attacks self-defeating

    Page A11 When the Republicans won both chambers during the last election, I hoped that the avalanche of attacks against the president would stop. On the contrary, they increased. “He is ignorant” …