Opinion

Someday railroads will be obsolete

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another railroad bridge; isn’t that just what we need. More trains going through Sandpoint and surrounding areas spewing coat dust from the coal cars and more tank cars just waiting for one of them to explode like has happened in other comm...

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Do you need a break? DayBreak Center can help

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Do you know a family who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or some type of dementia or memory issue and are caring for them at home? Is the family caregiver finding it hard to both care for their loved one and also have a life outsid...

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Labrador wrong when it comes to health care

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Congressman Raul Labrador is wrong on all counts in his recent guest opinion.The Republican–sponsored American Health Care Act, which he opposed, did not fail (it was withdrawn before a vote was taken) because it did not repeal Obamacare, b...

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Murder investigation raises questions

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am amazed at the total lack of constructive criticism/outrage over how the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is processing/handling the murder investigation in Hope. Many of the details that have been published are facts only the killer woul...

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Can you be law-abiding if you’re in U.S. illegally?

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Immigration authorities are cracking down on illegal immigrants. One organization breathlessly called the enforcement of U.S. laws as “attacks.” Of course they are. A Washington Post article stated there were “concerns” that “law-abiding” p...

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If you’re running for office, show up and answer questions

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is a simple request to all current and potential candidates for public office. If you have put, or will put, your name on a ballot for any position of public representation, put your body in front of the public so you may be questioned...

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Parties writing rules to protect minority political party

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

We have been hearing about the “nuclear option” which refers to the repeal of a Senate rule that required 60 votes to approve a Supreme Court nominee. The question no one is asking is how a rule that required 60 votes when the Constitution...

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Ski racks were a waste of time

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

It sure is nice that the city took the great looking lamp posts and turned them onto old ski racks. We have to have better things to do.GUY MARKSSandpoint

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Repair solution for Veterans Affairs system

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Time and time again, we hear of the problems within the VA system, and the concerns on how to fix it in a timely manner. Simple solution — take away the “special” health and dental coverage members of Congress presently receive (which by th...

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BCSO needs to address reasons for delay

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am very concerned that the sheriff’s department did not notify our community for over 24 hours that a murder occurred near Hope on April 5. They told some neighbors to “lock their doors.” BCSO stated they did not have a suspect for 24 hou...

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