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June 20
  • Amy Goodman: Voices for peace in Iraq going unheard

    Page A13 It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. … 8

  • Fracking appreciated

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review June 6 editorial: “… the EPA is requiring power companies to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 to 2030. We’ve editorialized that it would be … 60

  • Give vets medical attention

    Page A13 The systematic delays found at Veterans Affairs health centers nationwide are an enormous issue. About 9 million veterans are enrolled patients with VA health centers. At a congressional hearing, the … 43

  • Disaster training impressive

    Page A13 As a participant (paid actor) in the Homeland Response Force mock disaster training exercise, I would like to congratulate the men and women of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. … 4

June 19
  • Dana Milbank: Kevin McCarthy needs help with his delivery

    Page A11 It happens once a week, almost like clockwork. Kevin McCarthy, the man House Republicans are on course to tap as their next majority leader, steps to the microphones with other … 5

  • Editorial: Doctor shortage could be crippling to Congress’ plan for veterans

    Page A11 As part of its emergency reaction to the scandalous wait times at Veterans Affairs hospitals, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that includes $500 million to hire more health care … 6

  • Rich taken care of

    Page A11 Here we go again. Congress is once again looking to enrich corporate America while ignoring the needs of struggling families. If you remember, in early 2013 Congress passed the so-called … 204

  • Conscience as guide

    Page A11 Dana Milbank’s June 12 column, “Obama groupthink worrisome,” bemoaned, among other things, self-inflicted damage to our president caused by “a Rose Garden ceremony featuring (Bowe) Bergdahl’s eccentric father.” 36

  • Johnson the clear choice

    Page A11 As a resident of Spokane County for over 40 years, I am dismayed by the unwillingness of the county commissioners to collaborate with officials of several cities over the extremely … 3

June 18
  • Editorial: Change in utility billing would add sought-after housing downtown

    Page A11 Spokane has a second city within the city. We walk or drive by it daily, might shop in it, a few call it home. More would, if the city revises … 3

  • Michael Smerconish: Don’t ignore risk of far right

    Page A11 Janet Napolitano was right. Five years ago, the office of the then-secretary of the Department of Homeland Security released an assessment on right-wing extremism titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and … 60

  • Come home, congresswoman

    Page A11 Methinks that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has made her reservations and is high-tailing her way back to Spokane in order to show her concern. I mean, in light of the … 43

  • Let Iraq be Iraq

    Page A11 Conveniently forgotten in the rush to place blame for the current Iraq crisis: The original Iraq invasion was a giant misstep, compounded by the stupid move of disbanding Saddam Hussein’s … 37

  • Why not cloth diapers?

    Page A11 I read the article about the Mission Community Outreach Center and the shortage of diapers for the low-income population. 32

  • Vote for Dave Wilson

    Page A11 Regarding Rep. Eric Cantor’s defeat in Virginia: Finally, Americans are waking up and realizing that the time has come for do-nothing elected officials to go. Here is a no-name candidate … 13

June 17
  • Mona Charen: Media ignoring Obama’s latest lawlessness, as usual

    Page A9 President Barack Obama has flouted the law again and again – unilaterally rewriting the health law at least 18 times since passage; changing immigration law by executive fiat (after having … 40

  • Editorial: Let science, pragmatism decide water standards

    Page A9 Business and labor agree on at least one issue: An unrealistic water quality standard won’t work for Washington. Representatives of the Machinists union that represents Boeing Co. workers, and the … 34

  • County ignoring codes

    Page A9 Mike Prager’s May 13 summary of the first city-county growth collaboration closes with: “Commissioner French said the county has sought to provide a full range of services in unincorporated urban … 4

  • Pot facility unwelcome

    Page A9 The Washington State Liquor Control Board licensed a marijuana grow/process facility at North Forker Road and Highway 206. 92

  • Impeachment for swap

    Page A9 Apparently we were not paying enough attention, because we now have a dictatorship, not a representative democracy. Congress passes laws and President Obama is supposed to carry them out. In … 124

June 16
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Oldtimer’s getting to me

    Page A7 I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it’d be raining. Thankfully, this isn’t so it isn’t. But the reality … 6

  • Guard our children

    Page A7 If you are nuts and want to shoot someone, would you go to an U.S. Army base or a police station? No, you go where there is no resistance, such … 117

  • War wasn’t worth it

    Page A7 Our chickens have once again come home to roost; this time in Iraq and Syria. Our expenditure of $1 trillion and the killing of hundreds of thousands in order to … 88

  • Spokane VA also troubled

    Page A7 Issues facing our Veterans Administration hospitals also exist at our Spokane facility. It may not be broad-based, yet does exist in behavioral health. That critical unit deals with veterans having … 2

June 15
  • Kathleen Parker: Cantor’s upset was his own doing

    Page B8 About that stunning defeat. Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP … 9

  • Smart Bombs: The wages of politics

    Page B8 The minimum wage is back in the spotlight, with the Seattle City Council pegging it at $15 and phasing it in over several years. Before that, the issue flared and … 4

  • Editorial: Wringing hands not answer for gun violence

    Page B8 The pop-pop-pop of gunfire headlines continues. Two more school tragedies – one at a Portland-area high school, one at a Seattle university. Two Las Vegas police officers are slain execution-style … 39

  • Sen. Patty Murray: Refinance bill lifts burden of student debt, strengthens economy

    Page B9 For so many Spokane residents, and millions of Americans across the country, getting a college degree can be a ticket to the middle class. But today the price of admission … 24

  • Wally Loucks: Kenoyer facts provide clarity

    Page B9 There are particular circumstances involved in the Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Scott Kenoyer disciplinary case that should be placed in the appropriate context so the continued denial of facts is … 28

  • ‘Therapy’ destructive

    Page B9 Now that the Texas Republican Party has approved “reparative therapies” for gay folks, I think they should also consider promoting praying away left-handedness, eye color and height, and any other … 131