Letters to the Editor

Many questions remain as shooting anniversary nears

June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

This July will mark the 5th anniversary of the killing of a mentally disturbed woman by Sandpoint city police. Jeanetta Marie Riley was a 100-pound, pregnant Native American woman who was shot to death outside the Bonner General Health on J...

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Mayor doesn’t care about citizens’ welfare

June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad’s “Mayor’s Roundtable” column (June 21, Daily Bee) makes a number of bold statements and dire predictions. However, if you read closely, you will notice this article is filled with misrepresentations and inac...

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Don’t complain about a problem, do something about it

June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Regarding the article submitted by Jane Fritz in regards to the goose problems at City Beach:I would suggest that she explain “other options.”I was a proud member of the 30 or so charter members of the Sandpoint Lions Club that built the pa...

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Most dangerous place for children is the womb

June 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Do you know what is the most dangerous place for children? It’s in the womb.Since 1973 60 million babies have been killed by abortion. Much coverage has been given locally in the Daily Bee and KREM 2 News about a neglected pit bull pup in F...

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Government agencies conclude climate change cause for alarm

June 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Those who downplay the impact of climate change commonly accuse mainstream climate scientists of exaggerating the adverse consequences of a warming Earth. Tell the folks who endured the recent spate of tornadoes (See: “U.S. sets new record ...

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Board can keep blackbelt, educator premium

June 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

The State Board has set the end of June for the Gem State’s teachers to submit master educator portfolios in the hopes of earning their blackbelts. I am hopeful that many teachers in Idaho will be dutifully awarded this distinguishment as t...

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P&Z appointment smells of political favor

June 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm

At the Sandpoint City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 5, Mayor Shelby Rognstad appointed Forrest Schuck, a local Realtor, to the Planning and Zoning Commission. As a Realtor, Mr. Schuck’s appointment would appear to be a conflict of inte...

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June 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Looking for a few volunteers to help with a project that could have everlasting benefits for many of our county and city residents. The City of Sandpoint could be a big winner. Here’s betting they would be willing to donate both materials a...

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June 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Medicaid Expansion Federal WaiverUnder the current law, Obama Care requires that states accepting federal Medicaid dollars cover eligible working citizens, previously in the gap. Idaho has asked for a waiver from the federal government to...

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June 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm

***NEEED ADDRESSS***xxx-hold-xxxxxxxxx I wanted to put in my two cents about the geese. I agree with Helen Newton!! How brave she was to suggest that we eliminate the problem. No matter where you place them, they will return like all bird...

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