Opinion

How crazy is our healthcare system?

January 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

My healthcare story is about a woman who had a pre-existing condition back before the Affordable Care Act. The medicine she needed cost $1,500 per month which was over half of her family’s income. After two years without proper care her joi...

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Scott has a curious take on disclosures

January 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

?I read in the Spokesman Review on Jan. 18, 2018, that our esteemed Idaho Rep. Heather Scott voted against ?the financial disclosure for state officials that the committee chairman had recommended. The Review quoted her as saying she voted ...

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Natural resource plan can always be amended

January 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Four years, 40 meetings and four public hearings. Everyone agrees that coordination efforts between Bonner County and federal/state agencies needs to be protected. And most feel that we should do this as soon as possible. And the Natural Re...

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Is LPOSD’s Woodward secreting documents?

January 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

LPOSD Superintendent Shawn Woodward for consecutive years refuses after multiple requests to expose the foundation for his extravagant annual “bonus/compensation” amount of $15,000 (plus/minus). The “public employee” bonus item is an extens...

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NLI’s health insurance bylaws raise questions

January 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Members of Northern Lights, Inc., our electric non-profit cooperative, are circulating petitions to change two sections of NLI’s bylaws. The petitions are necessary to correct deficiencies that the NLI board has refused to change.The first ...

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I stand with Diane Wheeler

January 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Just a brief response to Diane Wheeler’s Guest Opinion, published in the Jan 21st edition of the Bee: Thank you. You have at least one person out here who agrees.AARON KINCocolalla

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Natural resource plan is flawed

January 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 18, I attended the Bonner County commissioners’ public hearing regarding the proposed Bonner County Natural Resource Plan. I have concerns with the manner in which the public hearing was conducted.At the beginning of the hearing t...

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January 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

resource planNatural resourceplan is flawedOn Jan. 18, I attended the Bonner County commissioners’ public hearing regarding the proposed Bonner County Natural Resource Plan. I have concerns with the manner in which the public hearing was ...

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Lawmakers put focus on veterans, human trafficking

January 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

With a fast start to this year’s legislative session, there has been little time for me to pursue as many ideas for legislation, as I had hoped to do. This is due, in large part, to my sitting on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committ...

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The value of the city’s roundabout art

January 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

With regard to Mr. Gooby’s letter to the editor, “Folks too busy driving to look at the roundabout art.”I understand his frustration if one hasn’t seen or spent the time to admire all that art that is spread around Sandpoint. One definitely...

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