Opinion

Don’t turn Idaho into another California by approving Prop 2

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Make Idaho more like California and vote yes on Prop 2. While you’re at it, vote the entire Democratic ticket and seal the deal. Note to all of you California transplants: Welcome to Idaho, but please remember why you left and don’t bring y...

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Lockwood has the experience, temperament for the job

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am a Republican and have been for over 50 years. I normally vote the party line but this year I have already voted for Steve Lockwood for county commissioner against Dan McDonald.I think that Steve has the right experience and temperament...

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Dan McDonald takes time to look at all options on issues

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently county commissioner candidate Steve Lockwood decided to take to the press with a letter to the editor regarding 911 communications plans for Bonner County. Part of what Lockwood proposes is “regionalization” of the county 911 syste...

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Lockwood is the clear choice for commissioner

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

After a careful consideration of research done in an effort to make an unbiased decision of who to support for a candidate for county commissioner, the clear choice, without a doubt, is Steve Lockwood. He is articulate, knowledgeable and ha...

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Rule of law or mob politics and judicial decrees?

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

There is one overriding issue American voters will decide and most seem not aware of it or the consequences. The Constitution set up three branches of government with the judicial to interpret the Constitution and laws. Historically, it was...

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Vote Prop 2 to help our ‘working poor’

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Do you know anyone who makes more than $6,500, but less than $17,000 a year? These are the people referred to as the “working poor” who will benefit if Prop 2 Medicaid expansion passes. It will allow these folks to get regular preventive he...

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What you may not know about Dan McDonald

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

What you may not know. Dan McDonald didn’t need to be your commissioner, he wasn’t looking for a job. He left a very good job to run for commissioner because he believed he could solve some of the problems he was hearing about. He heard fro...

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Democratic leadershp has run party into the ditch

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I completely agree with Les Downs’s letter (Oct. 31, Daily Bee), “What’s happened to the Democratic Party?” This is especially true locally. Not so many years ago, Democrats were totally dominant in Bonner County, but the current crop has...

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Why is Lockwood misleading voters on commissioners’ pay raises?

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mr. Lockwood has a short video posted to his social media account. In it he claims that the raises the elected commissioners received, after successfully trimming tons of waste from the budget, are out of line with the average pay of an Ida...

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McDonald has proven he’s up to the challenge, deserves re-election

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

A county commissioner must be up to taking formidable challenges head on, and not be timid, or wishy-washy, in addressing them. Commissioners work with a multi-million dollar budget to balance many competing interests. This board has succee...

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