Opinion

Two efforts to transform our Republic into a government that our Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize

February 09, 2020 at 8:01 am

Have you ever contacted a government official to address a concern and got the run around? You call elected official A, who directs you to bureaucrat B, who claims it is elected C’s responsibility. Frustrated, you call elected official X wh...

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Meeting differences a matter of night and day

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

Huge gratitude to our Bonner County commissioners for running their meetings in an inviting way to their citizens. If only our school boards would follow suit. They are both under the same public meeting laws, but, it is like night and day ...

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Political motivations propagating false climate claims

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

In his latest letter (Daily Bee, Jan. 23, 2020) Lee Santa gives us a perfect example of the kind of climate hysteria that is plaguing our world today. One can almost see Lee wringing his hands with furrowed brow and worrying, like Chicken L...

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How can we ensure Holocaust never happens again?

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Holocaust unimaginable — and yet it happened — and not in some ancient time or some remote place, but in 20th century Germany. How can we make sure it never happens again?STEVE JOHNSONSagle

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Support efforts, people working to help our public schools

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

In 2006, Senator Risch removed about $260 million worth of property tax levies for schools and replaced it with a penny increase in sales tax (2006).The emergency situation with school funding has just become more dire: This month Senate Lo...

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Committee’s patience, concern are appreciated

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 16, the residents of Ponder Point, Whiskey Jack Road, Whiskey Jack Circle and Seven Sisters development, attended an open meeting of the Planning and Zoning Committee.We would like to thank the P & Z staff members attending this...

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Real investment is needed in Idaho schools

February 04, 2020 at 9:34 am

The 2020 legislative session has been an eye-opener. More than 7,600 high paying jobs in technology, construction trades, and health care are unfilled in our state because we lack education and training. I expected a bold plan from Governor...

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In denying comments, board attempting to reduce accountability

February 04, 2020 at 9:34 am

A mild physical altercation occurred in the Bonner County Administration Building, in the hall outside the commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The incident was recorded on video and posted on Facebook. Two men were engaged in a civi...

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District’s enrollment of homeless children raises questions

February 02, 2020 at 5:00 am

It is my understanding that the West Bonner County School District is considering adopting a proposal titled, “Students 3060, Education of Homeless Children.”In this proposal there is a disturbing requirement regarding allowing an enrollmen...

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The facts will prevail on climate change

February 02, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Jan. 25, 2020, edition of the Daily Bee contained an article by Rebecca Boone with the Associated Press, which covered the Idaho House Education Committee’s review of, among other things, science standards. Boone ended the article by st...

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