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Sunday, August 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Guest Opinions

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

Syndicated Columns & Other Voices


Hope for Alzheimer’s

I am disheartened to learn that only 1% of Medicare beneficiaries with dementia have received a personal care plan that has been available to them since 2017. It's my understanding that many physicians are unaware of this service that can help their patients and the patient's caregivers.

Gabbard best as commander in chief

It took us almost 150 years after the Civil War to elect a black president, twice. Then we decided we had gone too far to the extreme. In order to balance ourselves, we needed to go to the other extreme.

Politicization of a church

What happens when a church becomes politicized is revealed in the July 27 letter to the editor, "A moral obligation to asylum seekers," signed by 18 Christian congregants who felt compelled to reveal the name of their church - First Presbyterian Church (FPC), of which I am also a member. Nothing substantive was gained by naming the church except to advance the immigration narrative currently nurtured by a self-acknowledged "politically progressive" pastor. The letter requires rebuttal.

Show your support

I am a first-generation person living in the U.S.A. from China. I decided to come to the U.S.A. because it is well known for its liberty and individual freedom. I joined Moms Demand Action in 2018.

Presidential bullying

I am a teacher. Every single teacher knows that bullies start the fights, call the names and denigrate anyone or anything "different."

Make Spokane Great Again?

"Woodward tops mayoral vote" in the Aug. 7 paper gave me a chill when I noticed an eerie similarity between Woodward and Trump.


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.