Letters to the Editor

Our atmosphere is not going to kill us

March 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

climate changeWe can allbreathe easyA recent letter writer seeks reassurance that CO2 levels will not reach life threatening concentrations. At the same time he denies the scientifically-proven fact that we do not live in a closed system w...

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Voter Initiatives, Medicaid, and Hemp

March 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

The end is drawing near for the 2019 Idaho state legislative session, but we also appear to be at a draw on a few prominent issues. Below is the status of three topics as of mid-day Friday, March 29. I qualify the report due to the rapid pa...

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Time to defend our constitution

March 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

The “gravy train” derails. Heather Scott once described to me at the Bonner County Fair the way politics functions in the state of Idaho. That, at Boise, there are two types of legislators, the ones who hop on the gravy train and the ones w...

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General Motors CEO needs to be immediately replaced

March 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

This woman, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, needs to be replaced, now. President Donald Trump pressured her to re-open the Ohio manufacturing plant in Lordstown that she recently closed putting 1,700 people out of work. She is blaming th...

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Will Boise lawmakers honor our ‘Prop 2’ decision?

March 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Idaho citizens’ Prop 2 ballot initiative passed into law in November. By a vote of 61 percent to 39 percent, we authorized Medicaid expansion to provide access to preventative healthcare services for low-income residents with the feds cover...

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We can’t stand by while ID constitution attacked

March 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Idaho’s founders drafted our state’s Constitution, they went to great pains not to forget the source of their authority — the people. While Idaho is set up like most other republican forms of government with three co-equal branches, it...

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Save the date now for May 21 WBCSD levy vote

March 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Kudos to the West Bonner County School District voters who braved the weather on March 12. While it’s clear that voters didn’t want a permanent levy, it’s disappointing to see people reject funding our schools. Knowing taxpayers’ concerns a...

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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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