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Matter of Opinion archive for March 24, 2008

MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008

McMorris Rodgers' visit: Get 'er done!

(A1C Lindsey Vulich places a pitot tube on a 50-year-old KC-135 tanker at Fairchild Air Force Base. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review.)In our editorial March 4 we had a lot to say about the Pentagon’s surprising choice of Northrop Grumman and a European partner to...

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Smart Bombs: Parties and politics

1. Political parties in Washington state killed the blanket primary. Now they're faced with a system they might hate even more. You would cry, too, if it happened to you. But I don't feel sorry for them.2. When political campaigns turn into a daily Accuracy...

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Oregon Death Trends: Response

The Coalition Against Assisted Suicide sent out an analysis of the latest Oregon Death with Dignity numbers. (See post above.) They said there are some "alarming trends."Here's what they found:Not one patient was referred for psychological evaluation - highlighting that mental health evaluation isn't required...

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Our View: Weekend editorials

1. Mayor Verner should not accept a watered-down version of police oversight. 2. Can Spokane Public Schools adapt to new challenges with the same team and same way of thinking? Or will it reach beyond its comfort zone for new ideas?

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