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Dark and dangerous

With the recent passage of the infrastructure bill, our metropolitan area will receive much-needed funding for road and bridge repairs, which we desperately need. It is my hope that our city leadership consider updating the severely poor street lighting as an integral part in making our streets safer.
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Disrespect has more than one face

Let me get this straight. Per a recent writer, kneeling quietly through the national anthem is disrespectful of our flag, our country, and our service members. However, fans' “right to yell at them from the stands” is somehow respectful to the same flag and country.
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Govedare’s unfinished work

It was both sad and fitting to read the recent fine remembrance of artist/sculptor David Govedare upon his passing ("Govedare, sculptor of Bloomsday runners, dies at 71," Nov. 26).

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Racing through Spokane

It is disturbing that since the Spokane Police Department has announced that traffic patrols have been cut, the drivers of Spokane have chosen to act as if every street in town were a speedway. The streets seem to be filled with Mario Andretti wannabes.
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The new soccer stadium?

In 1948 the Athletic Round Table donated the land and raised the money to build the Spokane Memorial Stadium (to honor veterans of all wars) for high school football. WSU and EWU also played games there as well as numerous motor sports and concerts. After the field was raised 15 feet in 1995 semi-pro soccer was tried, but had few fans attend. Ample access and plenty of parking.
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Budget folly

I find it ridiculous that people keep mentioning our budget when we discuss new spending. Our nation is currently 28 trillion dollars in debt with no intention of ever paying any of it back, so what possible difference does it make how much more we spend on anything?
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Dems’ alternate reality

Marvel studios has a mini series called "What If." It's an imaginative series that looks at alternate visions of its characters.
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Gratitude, not shame

The Gonzaga women's basketball team's pointed disrespect for our national anthem as a recent game is very sad!
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History misrepresented

As an American history teacher, I was shocked to see the red billboard, paid for by the Spokane GOP, proclaiming that the Republican Party had been established to end slavery.
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Look within, bishops

I couldn't agree more with Steve Blewett in his letter of November 21st ("Impeding the mission") regarding the distribution of the Holy Eucharist.
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Put a moratorium on building in the Latah Valley

I have lived on Hangman Valley Road since moving to Spokane 21 years ago. During this time, I’ve experienced Hatch Road in both directions grow increasingly busy. An easy trip downtown that used to take 15 minutes can now take up to a half hour, primarily due to the wait at the Hatch Road/Highway 195 intersection. With increased traffic on I-90, what was an easy merge from 195 can now feel like I’m taking my life in my hands.
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Congrats to Pratt!

As a West Point graduate (Class of 1971), I just want to say how much I enjoyed the article on Holland Pratt, and I want to applaud you for putting the article on the front page of Tuesday’s Spokesman ("Liberty Lake woman adds Rhodes Scholar to her resume").
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EVs are expensive

When my two vehicles were sideswiped in front of my house New Year's 2020 by a backing-up driver at 1 a.m., only leaving behind tail light fragments, I took both vehicles to a Monroe Street body shop.
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Kneeling is disrespectful

Since we have accepted our flag as our national symbol, when it is displayed, we stand and place our hands over our hearts with hats removed.
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Plan for light rail

Responding to letter from Mr. Teich supporting light rail ("Infrastructure here should mean light rail," Nov. 23).
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Why are we exporting oil?

The New York Times reported today that the Biden administration will release some 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve in an attempt to resolve the gasoline price increase.
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A darker transformation

McMorris Rodgers whines about Build Back Better negatively “transforming” our country and “saddling” our children with debt they can never repay — in this case about $160 billion over ten years. So she voted against its investments in child care, preschool, elder care, reduced child-rearing costs, child nutrition, clean energy, reduced prescription drug costs, affordable housing and affordable higher education.
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Find a better system

Regarding the recent articles and letters on the GU women’s basketball team kneeling, what Coach Fortier and supporters miss is not only the philosophical disagreement people have of the practice, but its occurrence in front of a captive audience seeking sports entertainment and NOT socio-political views of athletes living The Dream in our country.
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Infrastructure bill lacking

This is in response to Dan Simonson’s letter criticizing Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ vote on the wasteful infrastructure bill ("Think of us, Cathy," Nov. 19).

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