Opinion

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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Prop 2 offers Idahoans a leg up, not a handout

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

We are the WWAMI medical students of the University of Idaho. We represent communities from Post Falls to Pocatello, Salmon to Sandpoint, and we come from proud Idaho families going back five generations, representing a wide range of politi...

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Steve Lockwood cares about citizens’ concerns

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I have known Steve since 2002 and have observed his calm demeanor and his logical consideration of the facts that will lead to the solution of a problem. This includes the future ramifications of actions that are taken to solve the problem....

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Lockwood would speak up for those downwind of smelter

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

We are fortunate that Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad and the Sandpoint City Council responded in detail to the Washington Department of Ecology request for comments on the proposed silicon smelter. The mayor and council addressed the overa...

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Lockwood has the integrity, experience to be commissioner

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I support Steve Lockwood for County Commissioner. Lockwood has far more integrity, experience, a strong record of public service and volunteerism when compared to his opponent. More than that, Steve knows how to build partnerships, relation...

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Don’t suspend good judgment for Prop 2 boondoggle

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

During the year or so that “Reclaim Idaho’s” Medicaid expansion campaign has been under way, we’ve had the opportunity to examine its claims. Luke Mayville, its champion, unsurprisingly sees only benefits.He says it’s a non-partisan, grassr...

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Community’s sportsmen should back Dan McDonald

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I echo the remarks of outgoing commissioner Glen Bailey’s support for reelecting Dan McDonald (Sandpoint Reader, Oct. 18, 2018). Commissioner Bailey has worked with Dan daily dealing with Bonner County administrative issues and recognizes t...

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Prop 2 would care for all humans throughout their lives

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am solidly pro-life and I am voting yes on Proposition 2 to expand Medicaid for Idaho. Pro-life means caring for the physical needs of all humans throughout life, including the 62,000 Idahoans who do not have insurance. Certain so-called ...

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Prop 2 is just another Obamacare deception

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

If there’s one thing we learned about Obamacare is that it was based on empty promises, otherwise known as lies. Remember “your average premiums will be reduced by $2,500?” “You can keep your doctor?” “You can keep your insurance plan?” Now...

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