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SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017

Sat., May 20, 2017, midnight

Graffiti was horrible

I was saddened to read about the defacing of the Morgan family home ("'Get out' spray-painted on home of refugee family," May 9). This is not the way I want my fellow Americans treated, nor would I want immigrants or minorities to feel as though their communities are not safe for them to live in.

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Sat., May 20, 2017, midnight

Health care response

Ed Rogers' rambling and inaccurate column about health care ("Democrats are dishonest about AHCA," May 9) concluded with the statement: "I can't help but question whether Democrats really think people are buying the argument that Republicans don't just want to take away your health care, but want you dead."

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Sat., May 20, 2017, midnight

Keep ports running smoothly

An agreement to keep the ports running smoothly would be preferable to the slowdown that hampered the nation’s economy from late 2014 through February 2015.

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Sat., May 20, 2017, midnight

Labrador protects rich

Thanks Rep. Raul Labrador for your instrumental vote in narrowly passing the Republican health-care bill. Raul voted for the bill without bothering to wait for the CBO report that would show the cost of the bill or how it would affect his constituents.

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FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

Fri., May 19, 2017, midnight

Don't have enough time

I'm a freshman in advanced classes with older kids. I try to do my work and pay attention in class, but it gets difficult. It becomes extremely stressful and most nights I'm up late doing homework and studying; I know this is true for many of my peers, too.

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Fri., May 19, 2017, midnight

McMorris Rodgers Vote

During my 40th Bloomsday run (missed the first one), Rep. McMorris Rodgers was much in the news, noting Jimmy Kimmel's comments related to preexisting conditions to justify her lone vote among Washington U.S. Representatives in favor of Trumpcare. I lived and worked in Spokane for 44 years, before recently moving to the West Side, and still participate in events, follow local news and visit friends.

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Fri., May 19, 2017, midnight

Stand up for people

In the past, I have not agreed with everything my representatives have done, but I have always believed most of them have truly been working to make this a better country. Now, after the slew of recommendations, the party in power has weakened environmental protection, our education system and individual freedoms, and I no longer feel this way.

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Fri., May 19, 2017, midnight

Women, be yourself

Society today is constantly telling women to "be themselves" but "not that way." At a very young age, we are pressured to fit a certain mold. It's time we stop telling women how to be and start letting them be themselves. We have pressure to be girly and feminine and petite. Yet we also have pressure from people trying to break stereotypes to be big, unapologetic, sporty and not girly. Why can't we be both?

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