Readers respond to our blog post about cities like Spokane and Moscow, Idaho, changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day (10/9/17):
Candy Galvan: Huh? So all cool cities changed the name? My mom would have asked, "if all the other kids jumped off a bridge, would you feel the need to do the same?" Dear Spokane, your understanding of history is obviously limited. Last time I checked, indigenous people benefited from the opening up of this nation, as did the rest of the world.
Ronald Schoonover, Jr.: Oh they benefitted? Is that what we call killing nearly all of them and taking 99.99% of their land? Man, I've severely misunderstood the definition of 'benefit'.
Ashley Williams: In 1492, Columbus got you a day off school. ♦
Readers respond to Garth Brooks selling out seven Spokane Arena shows when tickets went on sale Oct. 6:
Tricia Moss-Linback: Is the whole country coming here? Do we even have enough people to fill up all the seats for these shows? Seems unreal.
Alex Jay Castro: BREAKING: Garth Brooks is going to move into the Spokane Arena and will play shows every night until the next presidential election!
Jan Clyde: I remember when he first came to Spokane, my daughter and I dialed and dialed to get tickets. Never got through. Looks like his popularity has not waned. ♦
Readers react to our story "Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate" (10/6/17):
Deidre Darling-Shea: Also, no Viagra unless you are married, otherwise we are promoting sexual immorality, right? That argument never comes up, weird.
Andy Swanson: The pill is inexpensive. Buy your own.
Doecelyn Jupiter: If I can't have access to birth control or safe abortions, men shouldn't be allowed drugs for erectile dysfunction. ♦