Opinion

New human rights club raises many questions

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

In September, the River Valley Beacon reported on a “human rights club” approved by the school board. This lunch time “club” was touted as an opportunity for students to “talk about different cultures or races and focus on origins.” I revie...

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Proposed smelter has no place in the region

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Why on earth would anyone allow a polluting, toxic smelter to be built in an area where a lot of people live and work? C’mon politicos, do your job for a change and stop this terrible smelter from being built in the first place! Build it in...

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Does new WBCSD club have a hidden agenda?

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The U.S. Census website lists exactly five categories of race. They are: white, black (or African American), American Indian (or Alaska Native), Asian and Native Hawaiian (or other Pacific Islander). There is no listing or identification re...

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Tymko’s comments on smelter are far from the truth

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Re: Jayson Tymko’s comments in “Doctors order’s, no silicon smelter” article (Daily Bee, Oct. 23).I find Tymko’s comments, “air quality here would be no worse with the smelter” and “One hundred percent of what the plant emits is safe,” to b...

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Kavanaugh hearings evolved into an impressive display of self-righteousness and moral indignation. The bipartisan hypocrisy, pomposity and narcissism was quite remarkable. Cory Booker and Lindsay Graham deserve Oscars for their performa...

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Be a responsible, respectful dog owner

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dear fellow dog owners:I’ve lived in Sandpoint for almost 18 years now, and have watched the city slowly become more dog friendly, but it’s up to us, the dog owners, to keep it that way. Leash laws exist for a reason: to keep your dog, othe...

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Much of climate science has been proven fake

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jack DeBaun made some critical observations in his letter (Sept. 3, 2018, Daily Bee) which are worth exploring. Unfortunately, Jack decided to use personal derision and innuendo to attack a man (Joe Bastardi) not present to defend himself,...

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Community’s contributions to baby bags appreciated

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am not certain of the exact year we started the “pink-and-blue” baby bags for newborn babies at our hospital, Bonner General Health.However, over the years, I have tried to send thank you notes to everyone who contributed blankets, hats, ...

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Punishment should fit crime in stabbing case

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Reading the article (Daily Bee, Oct. 6) regarding Jacob Corban Coleman, alleged murderer of Mr. Singh, defense attorney stated the death penalty would be cruel and unusual punishment for Mr. Coleman. What about the cruel and unusual method ...

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Find out candidates’ position is on Rock Creek Mine

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

What are Bonner County candidates saying about the Rock Creek Mine? One claim is the discharge will be cleaner than the river. This is false.If constructed, the mine’s discharge requires a mixing zone because the concentration of metals in ...

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