Letters to the Editor

Little must do the right thing and veto initiative bills

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The current bill to restrain the rights of the citizens of Idaho to pass referendums, rights which have been in effect since 1912, marks a turning point in this stateís and this countryís experiment in self-government. You are a political e...

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Initiative process needs to remain accessible to Idahoans

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

As an Idahoan, I acknowledge that our legislators in Boise are elected to be our representatives. However, when citizens feel strongly that there is an issue which demands consideration by all Idahoans, the initiative process allows voters ...

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Maybe itís time to consider selling City Beach?

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Perhaps the opening bids will begin at $100 million. Just think of the opportunities this will bring to our city. Weíll be able to rebuild our failing infrastructure, construct a new sewer plant and still have money left over to perhaps con...

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Sagle residents input was disregarded at meeting

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Iím probably the least tenured resident in this community. However, my wife and I have finally fulfilled our dream of relocating to Sagle. After many years of surveying and visiting twice a year, weíve found our utopia in the Tamarack Estat...

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Why canít city install railroad quiet zones?

April 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The railroad is turning Sandpoint (Godís country) into a night-time living hell. The city canít install quiet crossings.PAT RADEMACHERSandpoint

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Is Mary Faux running for political office?

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

As promised at her 90th birthday party last Nov. 3, Mary Faux is throwing one of her many hats into the political ring. A native Idahoan and lifelong Democrat, Faux has not yet filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission or the...

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Quarantines should be implemented for unvaccinated

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Reference the measles outbreak in Washington state. I have heard nothing about quarantining the people that are coming down with this disease. I am sure they must be under some sort of quarantine.I do believe that the spread of the measles,...

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Restrictions in line with founding principles

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

We are a constitutional republic. Both our state and nation are built upon the notion of elected representation being the steadiest form of government to ensure that a simple majority of people does not over-ride the inherent rights of thei...

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School children need to be taught climate change facts

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

I agree with Jeremy Conlin (Daily Bee, March 21, 2019) that it is important that school children ďare being taught all the facts.Ē However, Roy Spencer, whom he cites in his letter is a dubious source for unbiased factual information about ...

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Corruption is the only word that adequately describes events

April 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last Friday, the Idaho House of Representatives voted 40-30 to pass Senate Bill 1159, legislation that would essentially revoke our constitutional right to organize citizen ballot initiatives. The bill will move to the governorís desk somet...

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