Opinion

Non-medical exemptions putting our kids at risk

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

More Bonner County kids are unvaccinated than nearly anywhere else in the country mostly because Idaho allows non-medical exemptions due to personal beliefs. This puts children at risk for epidemics of measles, whooping cough and other infe...

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Sculpture cost seems big waste of money

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Really,Sandpoint? Ninety thousand for a Seattle “artist” and $20,000 (for landscaping where money shall not be revealed) for a roundabout?I have no doubt, there is always a city who puts down their citizens … And there you go.NANNETTE HEIN...

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Agencies managing fisheries by killing game fish

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

I read with interest and dismay two unrelated but similar items in the “Hunting and Fishing” feature in the Thursday, May 31, Spokesman-Review. The first dealt with the Idaho Fish and Game effort to “suppress” walleye in Lake Pend Oreille t...

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Article was wonderful tribute to family, business

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

thanksArticle was wonderful tribute to family, storeAt Ace Hardware in Priest River, we would like to thank all the customers who came in and celebrated Roger and Annie Gregory’s 50th anniversary of being in business. We visited with many o...

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Unemployment

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Unemployment is down, way down to the lowest national rate in many years, at 3.8 percent in May. As of April, unemployment was at 2.9 percent in Idaho. Employers added 223,000 jobs nationwide in May alone. Average hourly earnings have incre...

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Silica probe prompts a slew of questions

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Having spent my entire professional life exploring for and developing ore deposits throughout the world, I am fascinated by your May 26 article titled, "Silica probe receives a green light," describing the USFS permitting of two e...

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Commissioners use status for personal agenda

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

I recently read in a local paper that the county commissioners adopted a resolution, of their own making, opposing a wilderness designation for Scotchman Peaks, and also called out the U.S. Forest Service to cease managing the ground as rec...

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Full EIS should be done on second bridge

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am asking that the United States Coast Guard do a full Environmental Impact Statement in the hope that it will show that three new railroad bridges adjacent to the existing ones across Lake Pend Oreille will too greatly contaminate the wa...

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The 17th Amendment should be repealed

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is Memorial Day and maybe I/we can do something for our country, something to save the union.If you think Washington is broken and if you think that the political class has gone off the rails, if you think as I do that we the people ne...

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Second bridge would increase rail traffic

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Trains have been passing through Sandpoint for a little over 100 years. Residents, for the most part, have accepted their presence as the norm. However, the norm has changed.For the last four to five years, we've seen an increase in rail tr...

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