Opinion

Buckeye State charter school fraud coming to Idaho

October 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

One can’t 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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Pay attention to pedestrian signs

October 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I can hardly wait when it is 20-30 degrees waiting on Fifth Avenue as a pedestrian and cars will get the green before a pedestrian AND vehicle drivers don’t know the difference between a green arrow, yellow arrow and flashing arrows. Any an...

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Do homework and vote for best fire commissioner

October 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a fireman/EMT volunteer in Bonner County over the decades it has come to my attention we have a unique opportunity as registered voters in the Northside Fire District. Two of the three commissioner positions are open for election. We are...

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Designate wildlands but recognize public use

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I was the transportation planner on the North Zone Planning Team for the newly formed Idaho Panhandle National Forest in1973. A discussion was being held on the topic of wilderness areas and what we, as a planning team, should consider in d...

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‘Inconvenient truths’ on history in America

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to Lee Santa’s letter (Sept. 19, 2017, Daily Bee):Mr. Santa, you failed to include another group in your list, the statue of the self-flagellating white liberal who, in an attempt to change history to fit their narrative, has fo...

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Political leaders have their heads in the dark

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Nixon “listened” in on the Democrat phone conversations and was headed for impeachment. Clinton got a “Knobby” job and if not for the tie vote in the Senate, would have been impeached. Neither threatened our national security. Trump insults...

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Many questions on the board for foresters

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Regional Forester,I have been inundated with calls from my constituents relative to what can be done about the smoke in the air from forest fires. They talk of their health being compromised, and their quality of life significantly dim...

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All life better off if we use our common sense, wisdom

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Isn’t it interesting that the most “intelligent” species on Earth is also the most dangerous? It’s bad enough that a lone person can perpetrate a scene like Las Vegas but humans in general cause all of the hateful, dangerous situations that...

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Wildlife habitat, forest health go hand in hand

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was surprising that in his opinion of wilderness and wildlife management in Idaho, Al Van Vooren, former Idaho Department of Fish and Game supervisor, made no reference to the January 2017 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Winmill that...

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Tossing paper towels was not appropriate

October 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

I’ve seen suffering people from wars and hurricanes, typhoons and combat. My opinion of President Donald Trump tossing rolls of paper towels to Puerto Ricans is insulting what America is and degrading to citizens of Puerto Rico. I was stati...

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