Opinion

City needs to deal with flaws showcased by shooting

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

I started thinking again several months ago about the death of Jeanetta Riley. Several weeks ago I asked Mayor Shelby Rognstad for a copy of whatever served as the final, official report of the incident. So far I’ve received nothing and I w...

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What is fake news when it comes to climate change?

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Have you ever taken a test, or had a challenge, where after you learned the result you wished you could have a do-over? Would it be fair to allow your result to be altered but no one else’s? How you answer those questions could be instructi...

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Where are letter writer’s qualifications on climate change

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

In his letter of Aug. 6, Jack DeBaun commits the same ad hominem fallacy using almost exactly the same language that he did in his previous letter to attack the character and reliability of Roger Roots. Perhaps a class in the fundamentals o...

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Event to pay tribute to Jeanetta Riley

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The travesty of justice is complete. A jury of seven, made up of citizens of Coeur d’Alene, found that the killing of Jeanetta Riley by the Sandpoint Police was legally justified. This brings to an end a nearly five-year search for justice,...

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Community support ensured Fourth success

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

The members of the Sandpoint Lions Club wish to thank the people of our community who devoted financial support to the 2019 Independence Day celebration. The children’s parade, Grand Parade and the City Beach fireworks are paid for by the f...

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A few questions about the city’s new trash cans

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have a few questions concerning the new ‘smart’ trash cans that Sandpoint has recently deployed. First, was Waste Management the only party capable of checking trash in all of the 155 former bins? It would seem not, as city personnel were...

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Story on Robert E. Lee completely misses the point

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was astonishing to read the headline “Why would anyone want to tear down the statue of Robert E. Lee?” in the Lifestyles section of your Sunday, July 28, 2019 edition.I, for one, object to maintenance of icons of white supremacy. The art...

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Rural Idaho’s broadband problem must be solved

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Insufficient broadband in rural Idaho is putting our students, businesses, and communities at a significant disadvantage. I am working hard to get more of this essential to the people living outside the major metro areas.Our government need...

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Assault weapons don’t belong in the hands of civilians

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Before leaving for El Paso and Dayton, Donald Trump expressed support for requiring background checks on gun transfers but said there is “no political appetite” for banning assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.I would ask, “Is he mad?...

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Don’t bring firearms to The Festival

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, several individuals attended complaining about the The Festival at Sandpoint’s policy of no weapons at the concerts. They felt this policy violated their second amendment rights.First, this policy is in p...

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