Opinion

Margaret Hall is the ideal trustee for our children, community

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our coming election for trustees of the West Bonner School District on Nov. 5, 2019, is critical to our community.The issues and challenges faced by our schools and our students are complex and have developed over decades. Forming and imple...

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Making the case for a permanent school levy

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Good public school are essential for the economic health of our community and for the future of our children. One of the first questions people ask about this area before moving here or moving their company here is, “How are the schools?” ...

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It’s time for everyone to act like adults

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

As I understand it, two candidates for city government, Jacque Guinan and Ken Lawrence, are involved in the Redoubt movement.What is strange to me is the Redoubt movement is all about having a place that can be defended against the coming z...

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Elections have consequences, let’s make them positive

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s once again election time in Sandpoint. Our lifestyle and social environment are determined by who we, as a community elect to represent us. Although the national and state elections often take the majority of the media time, our local ...

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Phone call raises a number of troubling questions

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

President Trump’s abuse of power by trying to influence a foreign leader to interfere in an American election — laid out by a whistleblower — has confirmed that he not only lacks presidential ethics but also is incapable of handling nationa...

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Good schools not possible without reliable funding

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m writing to urge voters to vote yes on the school levy on Nov. 5. Our students, teachers and staff in the Lake Pend Oreille School District need a stable foundation of funding and the security of knowing that educational and sports progr...

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Vote yes on proposed school district levy

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The proposed vote coming on Nov. 5 is a vote on a continuous levy. What that means is that we, as a community, would not have to return each year to the polls to vote on this particular levy. This is in support of the amount that was approv...

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Not funding our schools hurts our children, schools

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

My name is Sara Pyle. I am PTO president at Northside Elementary and the proud parent of a third grader and a three year old. I entrust the education of my children to LPOSD and do all that I can to support our school and our district.Nothi...

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McAlister committed to make our great community even better

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Sandpoint City Council needs someone who knows the city and this area very well and has demonstrated a commitment to making this great community even better. Kate McAlister is this person. A 27-year Sandpoint resident, Kate has been pre...

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Support LPOSD with ‘yes’ vote for continuous levy

October 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

I would like to take the time to share my support with a “yes” vote on Nov. 5 for the continuous levy to stabilize the school funding for the Lake Pend Oreille School District.This is not an additional levy that was supported in March 2019,...

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