Letters to the Editor

Itís time for comprehensive tax reform

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Serious work on federal tax reform is encouraging, as the best way to strengthen families, support small business growth and job creation and boost our national economy is to enact pro-growth comprehensive tax reform. The tax code is weighi...

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Williams is the right candidate for Sandpoint council

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Please join us in voting for Shannon Williamson for Sandpoint City Council on Nov. 7. Shannon has proven herself a hardworking member of the council. She makes thoughtful decisions after research and listening to taxpayers. Her fellow counc...

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The supreme law of the land

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

It dies not matter:• That the ratifiers of the Constitution qualified their approval of the Second Amendment, or• What the polls indicate is the publicís opinion about gun control, or• That the Supreme Court made another bad ...

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Hunterís Ďthoughtfulnessí ruined a tranquil Saturday

October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

To the hunter invading our bay:Please note:Within this context the term ďhunterĒ is loosely applied and bears absolutely no resemblance to the real deal and the views contained herein are mine alone.Apparently hunting season has begun. For ...

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NFL football playersí protest is offensive

October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we approach Veteranís Day weekend, Iím trying to get past why Iím so offended by the stance taken by many players in the National Football with regard to their protest of our American flag and national anthem.Itís not a political party o...

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In defense, facts were twisted out of shape

October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

In his defense of his Confederate heroes, Thomas Totten manages to get his facts twisted out of shape.The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln ended on April 15, 1865. The GOP was never the same after that.While the author of the Jim Crow la...

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Impeachment doesnít remove a president from office

October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to Keith Nielsonís letter (Oct. 19, 2017, Daily Bee):Impeachment doesnít remove a president from office, itís an accusation of formal charges (misdemeanors or felonies) voted on by the House. The office holder, who lost the Hous...

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Second Amendment applies to everyone

October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

I would like to respond to Mr. Joseph Henry Wytheís letter from the Oct. 12 edition. Mr. Wythe makes many capricious claims that cannot be left unchallenged. First, Mr. Wythe claims an overwhelming majority of citizens are in favor of gun c...

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Lunch with the Mayor: An open invitation to the public

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

This article is the last installment of a four-part series through October describing my goals and priorities as mayor of Sandpoint. Those are: 1) Engage the public to address community concerns 2) Improve the local economy. 3) Sustain qual...

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Wilderness provide some of the best habitat

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Iíd like add my perspective on the issue of wildlife and wilderness.Iíve hunted for 15 years in the Idaho Panhandle. Iím a backcountry hunter. One of the most important aspects of my hunting experience is to get into remote areas of public ...

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