What about Idaho news?

Question: Since The Spokesman Review supposedly serves North Idaho, why don't you publish the percipitation for Coeur d'Alene and area instead of just the Spokane rainfall. There is quite a difference between the two areas. Also, why are all the letters in the Handle about Spokane issues? Why not publish letters dealing with issue about North Idaho? -- Susan Purdy

Answer 1: Thanks for the suggestion on rainfall totals. Adrian Rogers, the editor who handles our weather packages, is checking with our provider, AccuWeather, to determine if differences support a separate report for Coeur d'Alene. If so, we'll add that feature, although we'll probably have to drop something else to make room. -- Steve Smith, editor

Answer 2: Actually, we run the same letters in all editions, no matter where they're from. We do run letters from Idaho and elsewhere in our circulation area -- as long as we get them. We have more Washington readers than Idaho readers, so there are more Washington letters. In addition, Washington voters are facing more contested races than Idaho voters are, making them more energetic about letter writing at present. However, we're eager to get letters from all of our readers, and we apply the same criteria to all. -- Doug Floyd, editorial page editor

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