Letters to the Editor

Fire officials need role in any EMS changes

February 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dear editor and community members:Re: Future Bonner County EMS System ChangesWe received an invitation by the Board of County Commissioners inviting us (fire service with law enforcement and medical officials) to a meeting on Friday, Jan. 1...

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School district has insatiable appetite for our money

February 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Lake Pend Oreille School District has become widely known for its insatiable appetite for taxpayer money, no matter the economy, no matter its enrollment figures, or the impact it has on property owners and, indirectly, on renters.Two y...

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Our schools support us, we need to support them

February 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The school bond and some of the people who are opposed to it. These folks are politically against public education, public lands, health care for military veterans and many other programs that aid our citizens. They would not support them i...

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Improving levy decisions would be best for all

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

The school system and our hard-working teachers should be above reproach. To gain the trust of skeptical citizens, the district could adopt two principles of fairness in bond voting. One would be to schedule the vote in the summer when the ...

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LPOSD’s levy-upon-levy mentality needs to stop

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest in a recent Daily Bee article, Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Shawn Woodward’s explanation of why the school district needs a 49-ercent increase in its supplemental levy come March. His arguments fell ...

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The Legislature, hot topics and our hospital

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Serving in the Legislature and voting on proposed laws which affect us all requires gathering and understanding information across a broad array of topics. The most helpful and trusted resources I have found are the people of District 1.In ...

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What are your priorities saying about you?

February 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the Idaho State Department of Education, homelessness nearly doubled for Idaho children in well under 10 years. 4,758 children were living in Idaho without consistent housing in 2010-2011. This increased to 7,820 homeless child...

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The amusing gall of some politicians

February 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

You just can’t help but be amused by the gall of politicians, in this case the Republicans and their Idaho chairman Ryan Davidson.They feel threatened by the tiny minority Democrats? The big bad party who controls over 80 percent of the sta...

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Revisiting an icon of evolution

February 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Some years ago I wrote an article here arguing that evidence indicated Neanderthal was not an evolutionary sub-human ancestor. They were in fact fully human. What has been learned since then only strengthens the case.Recent DNA sequencing i...

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This may be last time voters get levy say

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

The West Bonner County School District has proposed a permanent annual public school levy. Property owners must have a voice in how their property taxes are used. The WBCSD board has stated the following reasons for support of a permanent l...

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