Opinion

The true facts of the Crosscheck program

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Several articles have been published in the last week regarding the state of Idahoís participation in the Crosscheck program. I would like to take a moment to publicly address some of the questions and concerns raised by those articles.Firs...

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Liberal gun laws hampering law-abiding citizens

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to a letter written by Robin E. Helm, M.D., you seem to have left out the youngest victim of the church shooting in Texas, the one in utero. Iím sure your omission was an accident, just like your selective amnesia when itís time...

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Healthy, factual debate serves everyone well

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Bonner County Daily Bee recently published a column by Caldwell teacher Levi B. Cavener titled ďIs Charter School Fraud Coming to Idaho?Ē There were many inaccuracies in Cavenerís piece, almost too many to list. But Iíd like to set the ...

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Veterans Day is an important holiday

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Have you ever wondered why Veterans Day is such an important holiday? Veterans Day is a remembrance day for all of the soldiers that have risked or lost their lives serving for our country.For example, in the Vietnam War, approximately 58,2...

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Veterans Day honors veteransí hard work, time

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

What is Veterans Day? Well, Veterans Day is to honor all the men and women that served in the war. These veterans have seen things that nobody should have to see or let alone even experience. Many people have all sorts of family members tha...

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I am red, white and blue; I am a veteran

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am red, white and blueI wonder how many brave people saved livesI hear the song written about my flagI see my free country every dayI want freedom foreverI am red, white and blueI pretend to be strong like many soldiersI feel free when I ...

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Hate-filled leaflets prompted human rights donations

November 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Recently one of my neighbors and I were the recipients of hate-filled and disturbing propaganda. Someone left racist leaflets, carefully protected in plastic, in our respective driveways. These flyers primarily targeted African Americans bu...

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We need to honor true American hero

November 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

I got this in my email the other day and wanted to honor this American hero. I donít normally share items like this but felt it was too important that Capt. Ed Freeman be recognized. Below is the email chain I received:Courage.Youíre a 19 y...

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Itís the man and not the gun

November 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Robin E. Helm, M.D,, believes we need to control guns, and the number of guns. Yes, I have a gun, but gun control wonít stop the killing. Itís not the gun, itís the man behind the gun. We need mental facilities (insane asylums) for the ment...

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Is charter school fraud coming to Idaho?

November 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

One canít blame the Albertson Foundation for wanting to avoid an appearance that it continues meddling in public affairs. After spending years in an effort meant to undermine public schools, most Idahoans have little trust left in Albertson...

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