Opinion

Unethical hunters giving real hunters a bad name

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Attention trespassing hunter: You are disgusting and a discredit to the ethical hunter. You are the only reason we are saying no to accessing or hunting on our private lands. We are on five years with three of our neighbors who have no resp...

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Idaho has become a ‘scroll-down’ state

June 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

Idaho has become a “scroll-down” state – that is, it ranks near the bottom in almost all important measurements related to investment in its people.We’re 49th in GDP (gross domestic product) per capita, 47th in doctors per capita, 47th in a...

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Absentee ballots are a solution to possible voting problems

June 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

This past week I have listened to several commentators and read several articles about how our voting systems could be hacked and what would be targeted. Suffice it to say that there is something positive that we, as voters can do. The cons...

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Second railroad bridge will help, not hurt area

June 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

The people who are against a second railroad bridge across Pend Oreille have built their arguments on fallacy and emotion, not facts. The facts have been presented quite clearly by BNSF and private citizens who have taken the effort to chec...

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POHD is abdicating its authority under new bylaws

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

What is in a hospital (taxing) district name change as submitted by trustee Dr. Burgstahler? Why are the hospital (taxing) district bylaws receiving distinct and substantial change? Why is a concentration of power and authority being ve...

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Veterans’ health care and better accountability

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

“We are fed up. In our view, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ management of the Health Net contract has been a failure. While Health Net is the administrator of the Veterans Choice Program in our states, VA is ultimately accountable for ...

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Railroad proposal will do permanent damage

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

I just want to add my support to Greg Anderson’s great “guest opinion” in Sunday’s Bee. (“BNSF selling us nothing but a pig in a poke.”)It’s clear that this second railroad line offers nothing to Sandpoint and will do permanent damage for ...

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Railroad pays good wages, contributes to community

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s time for the community to start supporting businesses that pay good wages, that there employees do not have to live in subsidized housing, that pay benefits. You can not live on wages that are produced from tourist dollars. BNSF is on...

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Why were there no lifeguards during holiday?

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

I recently came from spending three straight days on City Beach. Sunny and warm all three days, with the beach crowded with swimmers and not one lifegard in sight all three days. How can the city put these kids at risk? Do we have to have a...

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John Coltrane documentary well worth watching

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

One does not have to be a jazz fan or a fan of John Coltrane’s music to enjoy the film “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary”. The film is a story of John Coltrane’s struggle with and triumph over drug addiction and the growth of hi...

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