Opinion

Students, advisors volunteers many hours to clubs

January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

This letter is in response to David Banningís letter concerning extracurricular activities and the upcoming levy. His letter mentions that all club advisers at Sandpoint High School are paid positions. For the purpose of accuracy, academic ...

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Peaceful transfer of power being assassinated

January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Vladimir Putin is accused of hacking into American Internet sites in an attempt to de-legitimize and downgrade our democratic elections and the Trump presidency. Our Intelligence community seems to confirm these unverified accusations. The ...

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Are voters embarrassed by vote for Scott?

January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

On a scale of 1 to infinity, how embarrassed are you that you voted for and find yourself represented in Boise by Heather Scott? Come on now, be honest, is your face red? Are you shaking your head in unabashed amazement? Are you scolding yo...

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March rises above politics, builds bridges

January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Trump supporters, I would like to cordially invite you to the Womanís March on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Panida Theater then to the Statue of Liberty. People voted for Trump for many reasons, the biggest one was they hated Obama and Hi...

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Economic benefits of designation would be negligible

January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Interesting letter submitted by Carol Jenkins in the Daily Bee (Jan. 12, 2017). A New York couple has been here twice in the past seven years to hike Scotchman Peaks while spending money for two weeks. Great. Scotchman Peaks is not classifi...

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Urge Idahoís senators not to approve Price

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Secretary of Health and Human Services oversees health care policy and spending, as well as critical government agencies like the CDC and FDA. Trumpís nominee is Representative Tom Price, R-Ga. Senate hearings are scheduled for Jan. 18....

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Scotchman plan good for community, economy

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a former Bonner County Commissioner, I am writing to applaud and thank Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, for his introduction of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act. I have always found the best public policy is formed from the coming together of...

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Are school levies really for the kids?

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

After watching Lake Pend Oreille School Districtís spending habits, you realize that when they present you with a levy and say itís about the children, itís always about something else.In August they tried to convince us with full-page news...

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Some plow drivers not as careful as they should be

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I live on a flat, paved, straight, two-lane road in Sagle. Every year the people who drive the snow plows on my street take out two or three mailboxes. They drive about 40 to 45 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone and have now made our street f...

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Session offers chance to work for citizens

January 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Greetings from Boise! The 2017 legislative session started this week on Jan. 9.As some of you made have heard, Boise experienced record-breaking snowfall during the last week and much of the city is struggling to deal with nearly 10 inches ...

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