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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018

Time running out on climate

The layer of atmosphere that supports all life on Earth and where weather takes place is like the skin on an apple. Carl Sagan described it as being like a coat of varnish on a globe of the world. It's within this layer that we are feeling the effects of climate change.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018

Advertise your strengths

I want to give a suggestion to Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I suggest you take a look at Michael Baumgartner's commercials. This candidate only speaks of what he has done. It's beginning to hurt my ears each time either woman airs an ad.

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A retired teacher's advice

As students return to classrooms in District 81, this will be my 25th year for me to not answer the bell. In 1994, I retired after teaching seventh-graders for 33 years. A few thoughts for students and parents.

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Environmental protections crucial

In a letter published Aug. 25 ("Stick to managing the city"), Cory Hayes asserts that the Spokane City Council exceeded its authority in passing a renewable energy mandate for the community. I'd like to offer another view.

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Facts on Flores

Rob Leach's letter of August 27 ("Trump-bashing media continues") mentions that the Spokesman-Review does not print his letters if they are not factual and they cannot include things that are not proved. In that case, you need to check his premise in Monday's letter concerning the separating of children from their parents at the border.

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Leave food stamps alone

It is my understanding that Congress is considering eliminating the Food Stamp provisions segment of the Farm Bill which was passed a few years ago. Are they aware that the people who have children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, those on unemployment, or who have been laid off through no fault of their own are the ones who will be affected by this action?

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Manage our forests

In response to several letters that are most partisan in nature concerning our wildfires: These wildfires have been happening for years now – so much for selective outrage – regardless of who is in the White House, and if memory serves me we have had a Democrat from 2008 through 2016 and a Democratic governor of Washington far longer.

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