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Democrats like Vestal are the problem

Deranged partisan Democrat Shawn Vestal vilifies those of us legitimately concerned about the long-term safety of receiving experimental COVID-19 “vaccines.” He implies we’re stupid, white, conservative Republicans and don’t believe in “science.” Really? How bigoted of him!
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Fact check on the 2nd

I write not to respond to the position taken by Mr. Butters ("The South and the 2nd," May 6), just to comment that putting forth false claims in support of one's cause is no more impressive when performed by someone on the left than it is when someone on the right does it. Every one of Mr Butters' five lettered points is either flat-out wrong, misleading, or very incomplete. Most seem to lack any connection with Second Amendment issues at all.
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SPS’ civics lesson

The SPS school board has just given a great civics lesson to their students by voting to move the stadium downtown.

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Aren’t you tired?

I am so tired of COVID and masks. Aren't you? I ask this question to the people who haven't been vaccinated yet. What are you waiting for? Are you someone who doesn't believe in vaccines? Well, you should do your due diligence and get the facts. We, all of us, as a state and a country will never get through this unless people get their vaccine.
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Keep us in school

As a student at Mead High School, I thought I would dread returning to school five days a week. Mead was running on a hybrid schedule where one group of students goes to school on Monday and Wednesday, while the other goes on Tuesday and Thursday, with both groups joining a combined Zoom call on Fridays. However, now that we’ve started attending classes five days a week, I can't imagine returning to the previous schedule. Unfortunately, it looks like that might be the reality.
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Teacher Appreciation Week

As an educator, I know how meaningful it is when teachers receive support. That’s why for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to shout out my son’s amazing kindergarten teacher, Ms. Sorenson, at Washington Virtual Academies.
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‘Freedom’ for freedom

It’s clear from reading letters to the editor many people are quite upset with Gov. Inslee and state health agencies for considering rolling Spokane and other counties back to Phase 2. Daily case counts and hospitalizations are on the rise. Unfortunately, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
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Multicare employees

First and foremost, I would like to thank our neighbors in Spokane and the surrounding communities for choosing Deaconess and Valley Hospitals for your health care. During the time I spend with patients, they continually express how wonderful they are treated and cared for by MultiCare employees. I am proud to be a part of this team. So, thank you for choosing us.
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Phase 2

With a chance of going back to Phase 2, the life of athletes seems to falter as we look at the new guidelines.
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Standing up for us

Thank you Mayor Woodward for going to bat for Spokane. You have stood up to the governor and held your ground on behalf of Spokane in keeping us in Phase 3, where we belong.
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Church or political operative?

Is it any wonder that membership in organized religions is steadily dropping over time? A case in point: Catholic bishops are saying Catholics in elected office who do not publicly oppose abortion should be disallowed Communion. At the same time, the church offers no such threat regarding elected Catholics who routinely go against the most powerful words from the mouth of Jesus himself: Love one another and care for the poor and the sick.
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Ease the cost of education

Too many of us know people who are still paying off their student loans years after getting their degree. Attending college in the United States is very expensive, especially for students coming from low- and middle- income families.
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Everything is science!

Science is used by creators, engineers, doctors, etc. to provide our societies and civilization with what it needs to enrich and provide humanity with better, longer, healthier lives.
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Our diplomats are vital

As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent America in 10 number of countries over my 32 years of service. I write this in advance of Foreign Service Day on May 7, a day designated by Congress to honor our active-duty and retired members of the Foreign Service.
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Ruining downtown

I am very disappointed by the vote to build the stadium downtown, not just because of the disregard of the voters' clear wishes, but also because of my concerns for congestion and traffic. If Spokane Public Schools had such faith in it being the right path, then run another advisory vote. You say no, as it would delay building starting till this fall, but now we have delays till next year. I understand you'd save money, but at the expense of a vibrant and diverse entire city, not just downtown.
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Time to take action

As members of Congress, Rep. McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Newhouse have incredible power to create a solution for the Snake River dams that saves salmon and steelhead while making all sectors of our economy stronger. That is because they can authorize money that will pay farmers more than it would cost them to transport grain by truck or train instead of barge.
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Asche, Flint have our interests in mind

Anyone with a compromised respiratory system should applaud and vote to re-elect Jeanine Asche and Amy Flint to the East Bonner County library board. The board and library staff acted swiftly to protect you and all of us from COVID-19, a deadly respiratory virus.
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COVID hype

The COVID “vaccine” is not a weakened virus that allows your body to create antibodies but rather a serum that modifies your body in a fashion that may help your body condition the preparation of anti-bodies. That is why you can still catch COVID after receiving COVID shots. The side effects and long-term effects of the serum and the bots are still being researched.

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