Opinion

Keeping the door open for America’s veterans

September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last summer, I had the opportunity to place my handprint on the civilian side of a door Melanie Foster, Jr. Vice Commander for the Department of Idaho Veterans of Foreign Wars, takes to veterans events. She helps raise awareness about suici...

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Petition Project has been thoroughly discredited

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lawrence Blanchard’s letter (Daily Bee, Aug. 28, 2018) denies the concept of anthropogenic global warming by appealing to The Petition Project. So I looked the project up and found it thoroughly discredited, with the study by Snopes being p...

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Robocalls to Florida voters are disgusting

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Tallahassee Democrat (and later CNN and other outlets) reported that racist robocalls to Florida voters were paid for by “The Road to Power, an anti-Semitic, white supremacist website and podcast linked to Scott Rhodes of Sandpoint.” Th...

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Ellen Weissman is the person we need

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ellen Weissman is the person we need to be our representative for North Idaho. She exemplifies all that is good and has worked hard to make our lives better. She is by nature a positive force in our community.Under her directorship, the San...

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Protecting against foreign bad actors’ threats

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently, the President signed into law the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, fulfilling one of Congress’s most serious responsibilities to provide for and protect our nation’s military servicemembers. This le...

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The facts on county voting, ballots

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Bonner County Elections Office has received a number of questions about our “voting machines” that I would like to address. Bonner County has never had electronic voting. All of our elections are done exclusively with paper ballots. The mac...

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Letters have become much too serious

September 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

The letters to the editor have become way too serious. We need some good old farmer humor again. Where is Pat Gooby when you need him? GUY MARKSSandpointP.S.: We live in a great country, don’t take life so serious....

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Why have Democrats become so hysterical?

September 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

What has happened to the Democratic Party? This historical organization has become quite hysterical of late. A Gallup survey revealed recently that more than half of its rank and file now have a favorable view of socialism. Despite a robus...

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Lockwood will bring honesty to county commission

September 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s that time of the year again when it’s time to make decisions as to who you are planning to vote for. The following are some of Marguerite’s and my observations as to who or what has been said that has not been truthful as relayed to us...

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Who’s really the boogey man?

September 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

The FBI has said that there is no evidence to date that Trump ever met with a Russian figure banned from the United States. Yet, Trump fired Paul Manafort on Aug. 18, 2016, when he heard that a New York Times report revealed that Trump’s ca...

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