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March 16
  • Civics test for lawmakers

    Page A7 The March 10 Spokesman-Review reports that the Idaho Senate has passed a bill requiring high school students to pass a civics test in order to receive their diploma. That is …

  • War means profits

    Page A7 So Republicans wrote a letter to Iran telling them that no matter what peacenik agreements President Obama makes, they will be instantly negated when a Republican gets elected in 2016.

March 15
  • Editorial: Arbitrator considered deputies’ contract in context

    Page B8 Maybe arbitration does work. The ruling last month in a case involving Spokane County and the Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association recognizes, at last, the obvious differences in the local … 3

  • Kathleen Parker: Clintons’ private fortress invites suspicion

    Page B8 On March 2, the story broke that Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state. You could almost hear the collective gasp in Washington: Oh, no, here …

  • Smart Bombs: Blunt talk on marijuana

    Page B8 The views of many pot prohibitionists haven’t advanced past “Dragnet,” an ancient TV melodrama in which Sgt. Joe Friday lectured caricatures of hippies over the use of drugs. Here’s an … 36

  • Guest opinion: Representation in civil law often inaccessible

    Page B9 Events in Ferguson, Missouri, New York, Cleveland and, most recently, Pasco have again made us painfully aware of the different experiences that people of color face when it comes to …

  • Guest opinion: Don’t reward wage theft violators

    Page B9 Ask yourself: Should government award government contracts to those who willfully steal money from their workers? Wage theft is a bigger problem than most realize, and it takes many forms. …

  • Choose competence, Idaho

    Page B9 Rep. Vito Barbieri and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll? Really, Idaho, is this the best you can do? It is one thing to be wed to all things Republican, but you might …

  • Israel is not an ally

    Page B9 Why do our press and government continually categorize Israel as an “ally”? Here are a few of the reasons Israel has not been an ally in the past:

  • Voting to kill jobs

    Page B9 Has anyone else noted the delicious irony of 50,000 people in Spokane County, not to mention many thousands of others in the 5th Congressional District, benefiting from the Affordable Care …

  • Kudos to Sen. Nuxoll

    Page B9 There is a sickness in America called Revisionist Denialism. It mostly affects those in academia and elitist circles of liberal leftist groups. I applaud Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll for taking a …

  • Nuxoll violates oath

    Page B9 Sen. Nuxoll refuses to apologize for her unfortunate behavior and remarks about the Hindu religion being false. Leaving aside such legitimate questions as common decency, tolerance or a kindergarten level …

  • Nuxoll embarrasses relatives

    Page B9 The article in the March 7 edition of The Spokesman-Review regarding Idaho Republican Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll’s rude actions and comments about the Hindu faith is worrisome, to put it mildly.

March 14
  • Editorial: News good, bad on open government front in Olympia

    Page A12 In honor of open government, Sunshine Week starts Sunday, and the forces of darkness and light can claim victories last week in Olympia. On the dark side, the Senate failed …

  • Froma Harrop: Cohabiting with children needs scrutiny

    Page A12 I know a woman. Works like a dog. She’s a loving mother, raising a lovable boy. She’s also a good businesswoman, running a successful salon. But she’s not married to …

  • Charles Krauthammer: Hillary Clinton favored control over transparency

    Page A12 She burned the tapes. Had Richard Nixon burned his tapes, he would have survived Watergate. Sure, there would have been a major firestorm, but no smoking gun. Hillary Rodham was …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: Doctors need fair Medicaid reimbursement

    Page A13 We’ve made great strides in health care access in Spokane, and across Washington. Over the last year, more than 44,000 additional people in Spokane County gained insurance coverage through Medicaid. …

  • Despite popular Pi Day, math is more than solving equations

    Page A13 Today, our Facebook feeds will be peppered with references to Pi Day, a day of celebration that has long been acknowledged by math fans and which Congress made an official …

  • Support Dolezal, NAACP

    Page A13 Today, I wrote a check for membership in Spokane NAACP Chapter 1137. Although a supporter nationally of the NAACP and NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, I never joined locally. Shawn Vestal’s …

  • Don’t stop with baristas

    Page A13 If Spokane is tired of baristas breaking the law by showing too much skin, we want every cop in Spokane to go to every water park, public beach or public …

  • Traffic violations unpunished

    Page A13 I was not at all surprised by the March 5 story on speeders in school zones in north Spokane. As a courier for a local company, I drive city streets …

  • Back gender-neutral bathrooms

    Page A13 Can you imagine being brutally assaulted for the way you dress? As seen from Nina Culver’s Feb. 4 article, “Men deny assaulting transgender woman,” hate crimes are a legitimate issue …

  • Carbon scheme unwise

    Page A13 Washington businesses operate successfully under some of the most stringent environmental rules in the world. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has now targeted around 130 industrial facilities operating in our state …

  • Read up on I-594

    Page A13 Here are some honest facts about me. I have been to gun shows and worked at gun shows, I have helped in a local gun shop.

March 13
  • Amy Goodman: Selma commemoration bridges civil rights past, present

    Page A11 Fifty years has passed since Bloody Sunday, that seminal event in United States civil rights history when African-Americans and their allies attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., demanding …

  • Editorial: Waste-to-energy plant at least as green as tiny N-reactors

    Page A11 City of Spokane officials have tried repeatedly to get electricity produced at the Waste-to-Energy Plant reclassified “green” because that power commands a premium from Washington utilities. No luck, and no … 18

  • ‘President’ John Boehner

    Page A11 I feel so much more secure now that “President” John Boehner has started implementing foreign policy, and made sure President Obama knows he has overreached his authority.

  • What’s effective for speeders?

    Page A11 I wonder which is the more effective in getting the public to observe speed limit areas, particularly in school and park zones: a hidden camera or a visible speed indicator …

  • Respect religious freedom

    Page A11 Regarding the case of Barronelle Stutzman and Arlene’s Flowers:

  • Homeless woman touched lives

    Page A11 When I read your March 4 and 5 articles about Stephanie Meier, a homeless woman from Spokane who was accidentally crushed by a truck, I was touched to the core. …