Opinion

Congress must immediately halt immoral family separations

June 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Letter to Sens. James Risch and Mike Crapo:As our elected representatives in the U.S. Senate, we are asking you to act in our behalf to immediately halt the inhumane policy of the Trump administration in separating children from their paren...

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Strong borders needed to protect waterways

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

A story broke earlier this month out of Spokane, Wash., about a boat being stopped at the Washington-Idaho border. At first blush, it might seem like an odd event to draw news coverage. However, it wasn’t the boat the inspectors were intere...

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Congress must work together to solve immigration problem

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

This country’s immigration problems are a direct result of being ignored by Congress for over 40 years. While President Trump’s zero tolerance policy seems unnecessarily harsh, it did finally get Congress to acknowledge the immigration prob...

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Non-medical exemptions putting our kids at risk

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

More Bonner County kids are unvaccinated than nearly anywhere else in the country mostly because Idaho allows non-medical exemptions due to personal beliefs. This puts children at risk for epidemics of measles, whooping cough and other infe...

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Sculpture cost seems big waste of money

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Really,Sandpoint? Ninety thousand for a Seattle “artist” and $20,000 (for landscaping where money shall not be revealed) for a roundabout?I have no doubt, there is always a city who puts down their citizens … And there you go.NANNETTE HEIN...

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Agencies managing fisheries by killing game fish

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

I read with interest and dismay two unrelated but similar items in the “Hunting and Fishing” feature in the Thursday, May 31, Spokesman-Review. The first dealt with the Idaho Fish and Game effort to “suppress” walleye in Lake Pend Oreille t...

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Article was wonderful tribute to family, business

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

thanksArticle was wonderful tribute to family, storeAt Ace Hardware in Priest River, we would like to thank all the customers who came in and celebrated Roger and Annie Gregory’s 50th anniversary of being in business. We visited with many o...

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Unemployment

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Unemployment is down, way down to the lowest national rate in many years, at 3.8 percent in May. As of April, unemployment was at 2.9 percent in Idaho. Employers added 223,000 jobs nationwide in May alone. Average hourly earnings have incre...

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Silica probe prompts a slew of questions

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Having spent my entire professional life exploring for and developing ore deposits throughout the world, I am fascinated by your May 26 article titled, "Silica probe receives a green light," describing the USFS permitting of two e...

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Commissioners use status for personal agenda

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

I recently read in a local paper that the county commissioners adopted a resolution, of their own making, opposing a wilderness designation for Scotchman Peaks, and also called out the U.S. Forest Service to cease managing the ground as rec...

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