Opinion

Planning sessions more productive than negative letters

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Re: Dan Rose’s letter (Daily Bee, Jan. 7):On the following dates, Lake Pend Oreille School District is encouraging all Bonner County residents to attend the planning sessions formulating the future of our district. These meetings will be he...

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The food bank is a great place to volunteer

January 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hi, my name is Austin Smith. I am a Boy Scout in Troop 111. I just got done volunteering for the food bank and I had a wonderful experience with the other volunteers. Debbie Love is a great director for the food bank and generously let me v...

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Senate Banking Committee: A year in review

January 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Serving as Senate Banking Committee chairman over the past year has been an honor and responsibility as the committee has worked to manage legislation that affects so many Americans. Despite the current political climate, my priority has be...

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Tax code ‘fix’ merely a transfer of wealth

January 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch presented the cheery news that “Fixing Tax Code Benefits U.S., Helps Economy” (Bee, Dec. 26). They claim that their new tax code will provide:• … you (with) more take home pay.• Lower taxes for all ...

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Community’s support behind ‘Tots’ success

January 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Sandpoint Lions Club wishes to thank all of the people, organizations, and businesses that donated money, time, toys, or services to the 2017 Toys for Tots campaign. All of this was made possible by the exceptional generosity of this co...

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Documents don’t lie, socialist bureaucrats do

January 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

It is a humbling duty and honor to be identified by the liberal socialist progressives as their watchdog. As the saying goes all press is name recognition. The Lake Pend Oreille School District document requests, numbering approximately 4...

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In IV ‘shortage,’ follow the money

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

I read with interest the story about the IV bag shortage, and had to chuckle. Three years ago, there was an alleged IV shortage, and the USA Today wrote about it in a headline labeled “Hospitals struggle with intravenous saline shortage.” ...

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Silicon smelter raises questions, concerns

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to you with a deep concern. With some fear and a sick feeling deep in my stomach. Several months ago I became aware of the plans for HiTest to build a silicon smelter in the Newport, Wash., area, on the Idaho line. As a downwi...

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Changing the definition of sexual harassment

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once again, the left has seduced us by changing the definition of "sexual harassment." They won the Alabama election by smearing a candidate's name. This was done by a crying woman with harassment claims 40-plus years ago.I will a...

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Help Idaho libraries fulfill Braille’s vision

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

More people should take advantage of the Talking Book Service, a free Braille and audio book library the Idaho Commission for Libraries maintains for residents unable to read standard print due to physical disabilities. Disabilities can be ...

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