Opinion

Neighbor Day event was fantastic fun

November 21, 2017 at 11:35 am

I just want to give a shout out to the city of Ponderay and Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail for a memorable event in September. Ponderay Neighbor Day was a fun, family friendly festival that had a great community vibe. The organizer...

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Keep your dollars local, shop at home

November 21, 2017 at 11:35 am

Our local merchants are a crucial element to the health of our community. They depend on you, but the dependency is more mutual then you may realize. Our merchants provide jobs, are a major portion of our tax base, business income is reinve...

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This Thanksgiving, be both thankful, giving

November 21, 2017 at 11:35 am

November and December are a special time of year when we think of thankfulness and giving; of change and of future dreams. It is shown in nature’s brightness and fall colors as we prepare for a long winter’s rest.In keeping with the spirit ...

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Idaho doesn't need more charter schools

November 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

In his recent rebuttal (Daily Bee, Nov. 14), Mr. Ryan doesn’t address or refute a single fact put forth by Mr. Cavener. Instead he changes the subject.Mr. Ryan helped promote the growth of charter schools in Ohio, and left there to come to ...

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NFL players are exercising First Amendment rights

November 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a veteran who risked his life for our country, I disagree with Mr. Nitcy (in his guest opinion) on his stance against NFL players taking a knee or banding together during the playing of our national anthem.They are not “protesting our Am...

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We need ‘common sense’ gun laws

November 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Recent letters have demanded “common sense” gun laws. I agree, so let’s discuss it by examining facts about the latest atrocity in Texas. Fact one: The shooter was banned from having firearms by at least three laws: mental institution commi...

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The true facts of the Crosscheck program

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Several articles have been published in the last week regarding the state of Idaho’s participation in the Crosscheck program. I would like to take a moment to publicly address some of the questions and concerns raised by those articles.Firs...

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Liberal gun laws hampering law-abiding citizens

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to a letter written by Robin E. Helm, M.D., you seem to have left out the youngest victim of the church shooting in Texas, the one in utero. I’m sure your omission was an accident, just like your selective amnesia when it’s time...

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Healthy, factual debate serves everyone well

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Bonner County Daily Bee recently published a column by Caldwell teacher Levi B. Cavener titled “Is Charter School Fraud Coming to Idaho?” There were many inaccuracies in Cavener’s piece, almost too many to list. But I’d like to set the ...

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Veterans Day is an important holiday

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Have you ever wondered why Veterans Day is such an important holiday? Veterans Day is a remembrance day for all of the soldiers that have risked or lost their lives serving for our country.For example, in the Vietnam War, approximately 58,2...

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