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Readers in the Inland Northwest can submit letters to The Spokesman-Review. Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must include the writer's home street address and a daytime telephone number.

December 4
  • Lip service for education

    Page A13 Regarding the Nov. 23 headline: Why shouldn’t these kids have to wait in line to get into school? In a country that pays a football player $9 million a year …

  • Sad for Ferguson

    Page A13 Today, I’m just sad in so many ways. I’m sad for the 18-year-old who, on that day, turned from the gentle giant his parents knew to an angry thug. Sad …

December 3
  • Editorial: Top priority at Hanford: setting priorities

    Page A15 At a budget meeting last May, Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials announced the ongoing cleanup would need $3.6 billion for fiscal 2016. That’s $1.5 billion more than the Obama administration requested. …

  • Afghan women need champions

    Page A15 At a time when most foreign news is unremittingly grim, I have a good-news story to tell – about the first women-only restaurant in western Afghanistan, called the Scranton Restaurant. …

  • Otter’s acts disgusting

    Page A15 I recently became aware of the disgusting activities of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter regarding school financing and the Education Networks of America.

  • Blackout on pollution

    Page A15 Regarding “Conference focuses on Lake Coeur d’Alene pollution, solutions,” (Nov. 19) by Becky Kramer:

  • Is rate request a gimmick?

    Page A15 After reading “Panel OKs Avista plan to hike rates” (Nov. 26), I could not help chuckle at another flood of gimmicks we are drowning in daily. Avista asked for $18 …

December 2
  • Editorial: Ironman’s cost is justified by its prestige, economics

    Page A9 Don’t let the Coeur d’Alene Ironman run its last race in 2016. Concerns that the nearly $100,000 fee that brings in the event are straining the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of … 10

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Hands-off approach may speed economy’s recovery

    Page A9 “The nation of which (Warren G.) Harding became president was not happy, and forces were underway which seemed likely, unless arrested, to bring more serious unhappiness.” – Journalist Mark Sullivan, …

  • Can’t handle the truth

    Page A9 “You can’t handle the truth” is a line spoken in the movie “A Few Good Men,” with Jack Nicholson. Sure, it was just a movie, but stop and think about …

  • Annexation politics costly

    Page A9 In 1977, when I purchased a home, my water bill was usually no more than $15. In 1996, we were allowed to hook up to the sewer for a $4,304.94 …

  • Graves should read Bible

    Page A9 Regular Spokesman-Review columnist and retired United Methodist minister Paul Graves uses approximately 600 words in his Nov. 22 column to chide owners of The Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene for …

December 1
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Black on black’ argument false

    Page A9 OK, fine. Let’s talk about “black on black” crime. That, after all, is where the conversation seems to inevitably turn whenever one seeks to engage a conservative on the American …

  • Get involved with politics

    Page A9 It was my privilege recently (Nov. 19-24) to be among 430 delegates representing 43 states in Washington, D.C. We were lobbying our senators and representatives to support continued negotiations for …

  • Fight for tax deduction

    Page A9 Every two years, our U.S. representatives and senators need to revisit a simple tax deduction that helps defend Washington’s citizens against unfair and inequitable federal taxation. Once again, the federal …

November 30
  • Kathleen Parker: Cosby case offers chance to revisit due process

    Page B8 By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn’t do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s. …

  • Smart Bombs: Benghazi ‘scandal’ on hiatus

    Page B8 As you may have heard – though probably not on Fox News – the House Intelligence Committee, run by Republicans, recently released a report that turns the Benghazi “bombshells” into … 95

  • Editorial: With Washington roads in poor shape, tax breaks need scrutiny

    Page B8 A dual-motor Tesla Model S can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds. Even better, the Model S and its hefty price tag can reach the Washington treasury at … 4

  • Guest opinion: U.S. citizenship not that simple

    Page B9 To Americans, the rules of citizenship can seem simple: You’re a member of this nation either by birth or naturalization. But centuries of debate over how citizenship can be acquired …

  • Guest opinion: Partisanship should not stand in way of hunger relief

    Page B9 Washington is the proud home of major and growing businesses, agriculture, technology and aerospace. From wine to cherries, computers to hops, we are a leader nationally and internationally. Yet Washington …

  • Profits just passing through

    Page B9 Having read the pro/con debate (Nov. 23) on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, I couldn’t help remembering my days growing up in a little railroad town called Proctor in northern …

  • Who’d ever want to fly?

    Page B9 Anyone who has flown recently can’t help but notice that flying is no longer pleasant. Gone are the days of pretty young stewardesses, high-class passengers and hassle-free flights. Today’s airlines …

  • Sandy Hook lessons

    Page B9 This letter is to criticize The Spokesman-Review for selecting page 12 rather than page 1 of its Nov. 23 edition as the place to publicize a report documenting significant causative …

November 29