Letters to the Editor

Dixon attempts end run around voters, Gov. Little

April 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Three days after Gov. Brad Little vetoed legislation to make it much harder to qualify a voter initiative for the Idaho ballot, Rep Sage Dixon reintroduced the same proposal, split into four separate bills. This is another attempt by Rep. ...

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Community owed explanation on climate change subterfuge

April 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Jeremy Conlin (“What is being taught …” Daily Bee, March 19, 2019) asks if the SHS environmental science class is getting a one-sided, unbalanced view of anthropogenic climate change; that is climate change due to man’s activities on Earth....

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Fight over control — governing vs. governed

April 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

As I write this, Gov. Brad Little has just vetoed SB1159, the bill designed to revise existing ballot initiative requirements. I spent hours listening to testimony on SB1159, trying to determine if there was a bigger picture besides that pa...

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Little must do the right thing and veto initiative bills

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The current bill to restrain the rights of the citizens of Idaho to pass referendums, rights which have been in effect since 1912, marks a turning point in this state’s and this country’s experiment in self-government. You are a political e...

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Initiative process needs to remain accessible to Idahoans

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

As an Idahoan, I acknowledge that our legislators in Boise are elected to be our representatives. However, when citizens feel strongly that there is an issue which demands consideration by all Idahoans, the initiative process allows voters ...

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Maybe it’s time to consider selling City Beach?

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Perhaps the opening bids will begin at $100 million. Just think of the opportunities this will bring to our city. We’ll be able to rebuild our failing infrastructure, construct a new sewer plant and still have money left over to perhaps con...

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Sagle residents input was disregarded at meeting

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m probably the least tenured resident in this community. However, my wife and I have finally fulfilled our dream of relocating to Sagle. After many years of surveying and visiting twice a year, we’ve found our utopia in the Tamarack Estat...

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Why can’t city install railroad quiet zones?

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The railroad is turning Sandpoint (God’s country) into a night-time living hell. The city can’t install quiet crossings.PAT RADEMACHERSandpoint

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Is Mary Faux running for political office?

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

As promised at her 90th birthday party last Nov. 3, Mary Faux is throwing one of her many hats into the political ring. A native Idahoan and lifelong Democrat, Faux has not yet filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission or the...

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Quarantines should be implemented for unvaccinated

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Reference the measles outbreak in Washington state. I have heard nothing about quarantining the people that are coming down with this disease. I am sure they must be under some sort of quarantine.I do believe that the spread of the measles,...

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