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Wednesday, August 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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U.S. should revamp asylum process

Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.

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Michael Ramirez

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Targeting either side is sad

Interesting article in a recent Spokesman-Review: "Spokane police investigate rumors of 'hate camp'," (Aug. 10). One hate group ("Antifa") tattling on another hate group ("The Base"). Apparently there is no professional courtesy among hate groups.

Heal our land

Gun rights are as sacred in this country as free thought and free speech. Japan allows no guns and (naturally) has fewer shootings than the U.S. In Switzerland, nearly everyone has a gun and children can become marksmen. They have far fewer shootings than the U.S. So it seems it's not about the gun, it's about mindset and mentality.

Solutions, not complaints

Good for Richard Kuhling and George Nethercutt for presenting a well-written account of the need for immigration overhaul that gives solutions instead of pointing out the obvious problems ("Asylum process should be revamped," Aug. 13).

The importance of how you die

In 2017, approximately 72,000 people died of drug overdoses. That's approximately 197 people a day. We kill one person every 16 minutes on U.S. highways. That's approximately 37,000 per year. Of those, 8,000 are between 16-20 yrs old.


Don’t give up on East Sprague homeless shelter

Spokane City Council members shouldn’t give up on a potential homeless shelter in East Central, especially without a solid alternative that can be quickly implemented. Another winter without more public shelter space should not be an option. Not so long ago, it seemed like the proposed shelter in a former Grocery Outlet store on East Sprague Avenue was heading toward reality. There were some kinks to work out and planning to do, but the end was in sight.