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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018


Lead us on climate change

I was disheartened to read in the interview with Avista CEO Scott Morris his response to Spokane's decision to encourage more rapid movement towards 100% clean energy. Our leaders of business, government and civil society need to help people understand the massive transitions that will be required to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report indicates that we need to rapidly move towards a carbon-free society.

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Medical examiners "experts"

The Spokane Medical Examiner's Office strikes again! These so-called "experts" ruled that the driver of an SUV that plunged down a steep embankment on High Drive on Oct. 22 actually killed himself with a gunshot to the head. In an unprecedented and obviously complicated maneuver, the victim apparently managed to pull the trigger while simultaneously driving his vehicle northbound (embankment is on the opposite side of the roadway).

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Thank you, officer

This letter is to the unknown officer who stopped my granddaughter last week. She had neglected to turn her headlights completely on while leaving the Valley Mall.

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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018

Gun auctions help police

It is hard to believe that any elected City Council member would vote to destroy a financial resource that produces revenue for the police department ("Seized long guns would be destroyed," Oct. 30).

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ITEP agenda

In a recent column about "tax fairness" ("State ranks last in tax fairness," Oct. 26, 2018), Shawn Vestal described the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy as "nonpartisan."

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SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2018



French disgustingly predictable

Al French making disparaging remarks about his opponent ("Commissioner race takes contentious turn," Oct. 23, 2018) is as disgusting as it is predictable. Al's MO is why he can't win a primary commissioner's race in his own district: he can't fool the folks who have seen him up close and personal for all these years.

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Just another day

On the way to a birthday party for an 11-year-old we learned of the synagogue shooting. The event went on in the noise of a funhouse, go-carts and batting cages, foosball and arcade machines.

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