Opinion

Levy provides key support for quality education

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

On March 12, an instructional supplemental levy to support the Lake Pend Oreille School District will be on the ballots. It is our hope that community members will make an informed decision when it comes time to vote.The Lake Pend Oreille S...

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Vote yes for our kids, for our community

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am writing to express my support for the supplemental levy and to encourage others to vote yes for our kids and our community on March 12. My name is Rick Dalessio. I worked as a Bonner County educator for 26 years. I began my career as a...

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Do gas station owners have courage to address prices?

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Since moving to the Sandpoint area 16 years ago I have always wondered why local gasoline vendors charge up to 30 cents more for a gallon gas than the stations in Coeur d’Alene. I have noticed that gas is often less expensive in Bonners Fer...

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You may not like Pelosi, but she is very qualified

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Len Golding in a letter to the editor (Daily Bee, Jan. 22), asked how Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House. Stating she had no education and barely won her election, implying she is unqualified. All these statements are totally untrue.N...

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Plant would create greater effiencey, use less fossil fuels

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am writing in response to a letter writer from California who recently opined her lament for a proposed asphalt plant in Sagle. First off, the plant already exists within the city limits of Sandpoint in Bonner County and only wants to rel...

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It’s always about the money

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 20 in the Daily Bee, we learned Bonner General Health, Inc., a for-profit organization, has been illegally using Bonner County taxpayer money for years to help fund their operations. Apparently, as far back as 1996, and possibly as ...

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LPOSD levy is property taxpayer abuse

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Fearmongering is a staple of school districts nationwide; the LPOSD is no different. In their glossy, full-color flyer, they lay out the doomsday scenario should taxpayers reject their demands for their newest levy, a 49-percent increase ov...

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Vote yes to support community, academic excellence

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Vote “yes” on Lake Pend Oreille School District’s replacement levy on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A “yes” vote reflects well-deserved confidence in our staff, our students, our community, and our future. Funding schools through levies is the n...

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Please support the LPOSD supplemental levy

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Because of the way our schools are funded or not funded by the state, the time has come to once again approve a levy. This two-year levy is roughly $12 million per year which will replace the expiring levy and is not a permanent levy.So, wh...

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Observations on how a saying came to be

February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

They used to use urine to tan animal skins in the very old days, so families used to pee in a pot and then sold it to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive, you were, “piss poor.” But worse than that were the really poor folks, wh...

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