Opinion

‘Hate’ is the intolerance of others’ values

September 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I read an opinion letter of Mayor Shelby Rognstad. I noticed his frequent use the word “hate” and “hate groups” whose “toxic attitudes,” he states, have invaded our community. Unfortunately, I think he’s right. In 32 years living in Idaho, ...

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One doesn’t need to roll the dice on traffic safety

September 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Re: Sandpoint Limited Visibility Intersections with Diagonal ParkingIdaho Code 49-807: Stop and yield signs, allows drivers three options when coming to an intersection that has limited visibility: … “(2) Every driver of a vehicle approachi...

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Street configuration more human, charming and vital

September 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I love the new street configuration. It does make me slow down and be more attentive and thoughtful about driving. Previously, the town felt like just a dying throughway to get to some other place. Now, driving east on Cedar welcomes me int...

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Instead of taking down statues, add to them

September 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Those who are against the removal of Confederate monuments say it is the removal of history. I agree with President Donald Trump when he said: “Where does it end?” Instead of removing the history of the Confederate south we should be embrac...

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Congress needs to increase Alzheimer’s research funding

September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 24,000 here in Idaho. In 2017, caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will cost $259 billion — including $175 billion in direct costs to...

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Why are road funds not being used on county’s roads?

September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the Aug. 13, 2017 Daily Bee, there was an article regarding the county’s budget and the possible cuts of $3.5 million from last year’s budget. As we all know, this does not necessarily mean our property taxes will go down. The majority o...

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Low-income, affordable housing definitely needed

September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Larry Stone needs a reality check if he believes Sandpoint doesn’t need more low-income housing. People live here because of the natural beauty, not because of the wonderful wage scale. Idaho ranks dismally low in the United States regardin...

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Lessons of kindness, humanity will live on

September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

John Porter recently died. No greater tribute can be offered than a true, heartfelt sense of loss experience by a fellow human being. I will miss him. That he considered me a friend is a compliment that is the foundation of my self-esteem.J...

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It is a time for calm instead of complaints

September 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

The climate changes. It always has. Some say the winter of 2008-2009 was worse than 2016-2017, and that the winter of 1846-1847 was even worse. Remember the accounts of the Donner Pass party? Humans did not affect the weather then and the i...

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Let’s caution against generalizing, pointing fingers

September 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Something as anonymous as a flyer, cowardly distributed by night, leaves everyone in the dark as to who’s behind this and what their motives are. That mystery may be why folks are unhappy about how this is being handled. Some people are qui...

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