Opinion

We need clarity on teachers’, administrators’ salaries

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Now that the school levy has passed, I, for one, would like to see how this money is going to be spent. The Bonner County Daily Bee should publish a list showing how much school administers earn as well as school officials’ and teachers’ sa...

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Increased truck weights benefit very few

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Regarding the public hearing on increasing truck weights on Idaho 2, U.S. 95 and other area roads: Residents may make comments and read more here: http://itd.idaho.gov/freight/?target=129000-lbs-route-requests.I oppose approval of all route...

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Wilderness aids habitat, maintains flexibility

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a sportsman and a retired Fish and Game conservation officer, I care deeply about Idaho’s fish and wildlife. To conserve these critters, we must also conserve their habitat. Protecting wilderness areas, such as the proposed Scotchman Pea...

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Bill hurts ability to provide essential services

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

I ask for your support in opposing HB 283. When property goes off the tax rolls after being purchased by a government entity, local governments still must provide police and fire protection, street maintenance and other vital local services...

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Wilderness not to blame for wildlife issues

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

A recent opinion by Pete Thompson, Nancy Hadley, Tony McDermott, and Brad Corkill suggests that wildlife will be in peril if S.3531 (introduced by Idaho’s U.S. Senator Risch) passes. To make their case, they build upon questionable presump...

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Political discussion shouldn’t include theft of signs

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sometime between mid-afternoon March 11 and mid-afternoon March 12, at least three “vote yes” for the supplemental levy signs were stolen, one in front of the Hope Marketplace, one at the junction of Main Street and Wellington Place, and on...

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Why can’t we have true transparency in all agencies?

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

I, as a business owner/CFO, have the responsibility to justify my finances to all partners and any shareholders. With this being said, one theme from the opponents and defenders had in common during the tension-filled days leading up to the...

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Why force car insurance but not health insurance?

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

When I ask people why it is OK to force people to have automobile liability insurance but not to have health insurance they always answer “you don’t have to drive.” True, however, you don’t have to receive medical care when you are sick eit...

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It’s amazing how good the world can look

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I recently attended a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Sage Dixon. A prelude to the meeting was a young man beginning his political career, either as a politician or perhaps just as an involved citizen. His concept, while perhaps honorable...

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Annual fundraiser was a tremendous success

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue, Inc.’s annual “Grow More Spots” fundraiser at Laughing Dog Brewery was a great success. To all who attended, bid on items, volunteered time, and donated to the auction and raffle — thank you. We had great sponso...

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