Letters to the Editor

What’s behind the effort to destroy initiatives?

March 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Idaho has a new political force on hand, Reclaim Idaho. And it looks like it’s making the elites upset. After we, the people voted at more than 60 percent for Medicaid expansion, a major blow to the costly and bureaucratic government-insure...

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Actions speak louder than words on SB 1159

March 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our legislative representatives in Boise tell us that they care about the Idaho Constitution and yet their actions tell us that they do not. Senate Bill 1159 will make it all but impossible for the citizens of Idaho to use our constitutiona...

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There’s no place for guns in our schools

March 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

A university professor, several years ago on the first day of class, told his students to be prepared for a fake shooter to enter the amphitheater classroom anytime during the semester. He handed out empty water pistols and told the student...

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Citizens’ ballot initiatives under attack

March 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Appears our state legislators are not pleased with our success with Prop 2 for Medicaid expansion and wish to make it more difficult for Idaho citizens to have any future initiatives. Following years of nothing worthwhile from lawmakers to ...

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Payday loan lobbyist behind bill to limit ballot initiatives

March 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The payday loan industry does not want us to be able to use a ballot initiative to reign in the exorbitant interest rates they charge in Idaho. Interest rates in Idaho are over 400 percent. One in 10 people in Idaho have needed them. A Mone...

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Bill will gravely hurt citizens’ rights

March 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

A solid majority of Idahoans voted to support the Initiative favoring Medicaid epansion. The Initiative process is a constitutional right, providing citizens with a means for “checking and balancing” actions of our legislators. They must ho...

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Principle should always hold sway over ideology

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Senator Grow’s bill to make it harder to qualify a voter initiative for the ballot was introduced recently in the Senate State Affairs Committee. Idaho’s Constitution is clear — political power is inherent in the people (Article 1 Section 2...

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What is being taught to our children again?

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Did you know that Arctic Sea ice coverage was lower one thousand years ago? Or that there “… has been no decline in polar bear numbers or health?” How about “the strongest hurricane to strike New England occurred on August 25, 1635.” Not Hu...

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Where are the rights of unborn babies?

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I would like to briefly address the president of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force, Brenda Hammond and her letter to the editor about the human right to a healthy environment. I would have to say I agreed with many of the points she...

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Levy vote is over, now the work begins

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

The levy vote is over. Now the work begins.I would ask those who opposed the levy get together and come up with your main concerns and your vision of education for Bonner County over the next several years. Then during the next two years se...

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