Opinion

Meddling has to be why the Dems are losing, right?

June 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the special election wins by the GOP in Georgia, Montana, Kansas, and South Carolina, isn’t it obvious why the Dems lost? It was Russian and Macedonian meddling. Had to be, no?God bless America, and God bless our military.STEVE BRIXENS...

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Let’s believe the best about each other

June 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

I wanted to share with you a few thoughts about the recent congressional baseball shooting in Virginia. Since I first learned of the shooting, my thoughts and prayers have been with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, his family, and all tho...

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Baseless protests fall completely flat

June 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Puzzling that a person with Barry Rosenberg’s credentials should claim that the Idaho Department of Lands is unscrupulous and poorly managed without providing facts (Daily Bee, June 22, 2017). Perhaps in the past they were so, but a few yea...

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Sandpoint Indivisible being held to different standard

June 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

According to the June 16, 2017, Bonner County Daily Bee, the Lions Club denied Sandpoint Indivisible’s application to participate in this year’s Fourth of July Parade. The stated reasons are that the group is a political protest group and t...

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All sides working to stop foreign invaders

June 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Benjamin Franklin famously said that a “penny saved is a penny earned.” This centuries-old wisdom is relevant today in Idaho where Democrats and Republicans are working together to fight the single most potentially devastating foreign invad...

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New Sandpoint traffic pattern is dangerous

June 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The new traffic pattern downtown is dangerous. Especially dangerous and confusing are the uniquely designed intersections at Bridge and N. First Avenue and at Church Street. In the short time this new traffic pattern has existed, I’ve seen ...

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Group shouldn’t be excluded from local parade

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am a Vietnam veteran, retired, live on land homesteaded by my grandfather in 1902 on Lake Pend Oreille — and a member of Sandpoint Indivisible. I am not running around with my “hair on fire,” nor have I seen any other members suffering t...

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Respecting free speech should be included in Fourth parade

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I read with great sadness that the Sandpoint Lions Club has begun censoring participants in its annual Fourth of July parade. According to the club’s president, Judy Dabrowski, the Sandpoint Indivisible organization will not be allowed to p...

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Here we go again with the summer pool

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here we go again.I’ve owned property on Lake Pend Oreille for more than 10 years and my taxes remind me of that every year. Yet, here we are again in the middle of June and the lake is still 2 feet below full pool. It seems to get later and...

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Leave the wild ‘orphans’ alone

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I would like to acknowledge Dory McIsaac of Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue in Sagle. I recently received a frantic call from my neighbor regarding an “abandoned fawn” on their property. I assured her that it was not abandoned, I also told her ...

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