Opinion

Hunter’s ‘thoughtfulness’ ruined a tranquil Saturday

October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

To the hunter invading our bay:Please note:Within this context the term “hunter” is loosely applied and bears absolutely no resemblance to the real deal and the views contained herein are mine alone.Apparently hunting season has begun. For ...

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NFL football players’ protest is offensive

October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we approach Veteran’s Day weekend, I’m trying to get past why I’m so offended by the stance taken by many players in the National Football with regard to their protest of our American flag and national anthem.It’s not a political party o...

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In defense, facts were twisted out of shape

October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

In his defense of his Confederate heroes, Thomas Totten manages to get his facts twisted out of shape.The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln ended on April 15, 1865. The GOP was never the same after that.While the author of the Jim Crow la...

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Impeachment doesn’t remove a president from office

October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to Keith Nielson’s letter (Oct. 19, 2017, Daily Bee):Impeachment doesn’t remove a president from office, it’s an accusation of formal charges (misdemeanors or felonies) voted on by the House. The office holder, who lost the Hous...

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Second Amendment applies to everyone

October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

I would like to respond to Mr. Joseph Henry Wythe’s letter from the Oct. 12 edition. Mr. Wythe makes many capricious claims that cannot be left unchallenged. First, Mr. Wythe claims an overwhelming majority of citizens are in favor of gun c...

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Lunch with the Mayor: An open invitation to the public

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

This article is the last installment of a four-part series through October describing my goals and priorities as mayor of Sandpoint. Those are: 1) Engage the public to address community concerns 2) Improve the local economy. 3) Sustain qual...

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Wilderness provide some of the best habitat

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

I’d like add my perspective on the issue of wildlife and wilderness.I’ve hunted for 15 years in the Idaho Panhandle. I’m a backcountry hunter. One of the most important aspects of my hunting experience is to get into remote areas of public ...

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Aispuro best pick for Sandpoint council

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Though i don’t live in Sandpoint I do conduct a lot business and pleasure time there. Over the years I have heard repeated many times “Sandpoint is difficult town for small business.” True or not, if this is the perception it hurts the econ...

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Lunch with the Mayor: An open invitation to the public

October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

This article is the third of a four-part series describing my goals and priorities as mayor of Sandpoint. Those are: 1) Engage the public to address community concerns 2) Improve the local economy 3) Sustain quality of life for Sandpoint re...

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Is this how you make America great?

October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

A lot of people voted for Donald Trump to “make America great” again? For those of you who did, I invite you to respond to the concerns I present here.Is his “fight” with the possibly lunatic dictator of North Korea of any use? Trump with h...

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