Opinion

Evidence lacking in Citizens’ Climate Lobby claims

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Truth was in short supply at the Citizens' Climate Lobby, held at Community Hall on Friday, Nov. 17. Out of sheer curiosity, I attended the meeting, having braced myself against what I knew would be an onslaught of tired, shopworn, left win...

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Don’t be silent when it comes to animal abuse

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Driving to town Saturday, Dec. 9, I noticed a beautiful calico cat on the Long Bridge that had apparently been hit by a car. This is the third cat I’ve seen killed on the Long Bridge. I doubt that cats are running onto the bridge, but rathe...

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Downtown business should post ‘age appropriate’ signs

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am taking pen to paper to state my opinion on a retailer in our community. This business is located in beautiful (downtown) Sandpoint ...The store has very vulgar and inappropriate language on their merchandise. There are no restrictions ...

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Congress needs to take BOLD action against Alzheimer’s

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a dise4ase that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.With...

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The right of the people means individual rights

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is in response to Joseph Henry Wythe’s Nov. 2 letter in which he states “ … the right to have guns in non-existent.”In Federalist Paper No. 46, James Madison (chief architect of the Constitution (contrasts the United States standing ar...

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GOP tax plan adds to wealth gap between rich, others

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Make no mistake. The current Republican plan to change the tax code is to give huge tax reductions to their political donors, in spite of resulting debt increases.After years of saying deficits are the greatest problem we have, Republicans ...

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Pair should be facing stiffer charges, not mediation

December 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

In a recent Daily Bee I read that those two “Billhillies,” Lou Michael Inwood and Eric Rampton Wood are going to use civil mediation in an attempt to resolve felony criminal charges. Come on. These two clowns shot at two teenage boys who we...

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Avista plans not consistent with public interest

December 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Avista’s requested rate hikes include their request to sell and put U.S. Utilities in Canadian hands. As per Idaho Code 61-328 (b) ‘the cost and rates for supplying service will not be increased by reason of a sale.’New “smart” meters conti...

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Money buys our congressional leaders

December 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

If one doesn’t believe money buys our leaders, they are blind to what just happened in the Senate. Pray the House Isn’t so easily bought.KEITH NIELSONShelley

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HItler started with a division of the people

December 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

When Hitler took over countries in Europe, he did not start with gun registration and confiscation. He started with division of the people, setting one faction against the other. Then he silenced the free press. The only news citizens were ...

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