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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017



FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017


Fri., May 12, 2017, midnight

Better solution for potholes

I'm so tired of hearing everyone whine and complain about the pothole dilemma in our city. For those who don't understand why the roads throughout Spokane are so bad, the problem lies with the extreme weather conditions. As engineers know, water seeps through cracks in the pavement. When it freezes, the ice expands, causing the pavement to rise. When the ice thaws, it leaves a void that collapses when a heavy vehicle passes over it resulting in a pothole.

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UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

Party over people

Cathy McMorris Rodgers needs to stand up and do her job, of which part is listening to the people regardless of which political background they stand. She is a sad example of how detached politicians are from hard-working folks here in Spokane. I find it offensive that she elects to distant herself from the very folks that elected her.

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UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Questions for CMR

I read with interest the column Cathy McMorris Rodgers wrote for the Washington Post. It's good that The Spokesman-Review monitors the Washington Post so that they can publish her column (May 5) for her constituents here in the 5th District, so far away from her home in D.C.

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Fri., May 12, 2017, midnight

Trumpcare II: Still scary

Like the sequels to most B movies, the latest Republican proposal to replace the ACA offers little change in plot, more hype and worse acting. Despite Trump's campaign promises of health care for everybody, no cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and protecting patients with pre-existing conditions, the proposed plan:

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THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017


Thu., May 11, 2017, midnight

Fix the potholes now

We all know the city of Spokane has a big problem with potholes. They heavily damage our cars, which makes most residents unhappy. These potholes can cause car accidents, and we are putting our lives more at risk with these gigantic holes not being filled. I believe we need to step up and fix the potholes in Spokane.

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Thu., May 11, 2017, midnight

Invest in housing for poor

This is not a complaining letter, but an observation. Spokane has always had a soft spot for our poor and marginalized. But now the tide is turning. The Cooper George is closing. The Carlisle is closing. Catholic Charities is unable to operate to capacity. Why? It seems that the projects being pushed forward in our city are designed to beautify, which is not bad. But when monies are limited, more consideration needs to be given to the marginalized.

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