Letters to the Editor

Growing pains and the city of Sandpoint

June 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sandpoint is growing. The population grew 5.1% in 2017, far above the 1.2% annual average. We are seeing development throughout the city in residential and commercial. This is good for the economy, creating more jobs, opportunity and servic...

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Did veto stem from ignorance or arrogance?

June 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Wednesday, June 5, the Sandpoint City Council approved a zone change for a two-acre parcel of land from industrial general to mixed use residential on Woodland and Samuelson. The approved property is located closer to the airport than ou...

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Idaho’s initiative process better as it is now

June 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

This past November the people of Idaho had the opportunity to vote on two initiatives. One of these was Medicaid Expansion which was to close the “gap” in insurance coverage available to Idahoans. This initiative will bring $400 million in ...

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Senate needs to follow House’s lead, be advocates of peace

June 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congress does not always get everything right, but when it does do something positive it is important to take note and encourage it. In late May, the House passed the “Global Fragility Act” (HR2116) with broad bipartisan support. The vote s...

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How will NAFTA impact Idaho farmers?

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Will the proposed new trade deal be good for Idaho farmers and ranchers and the nation as Farm Bureau wants us to believe?The international trade commission’s report on the economic impact of the USMCA on the American economy is out.The ITC...

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You can’t deny something that doesn’t exist

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

The rules of debate state that the one making a claim has the obligation to prove it. Terry Hansen and Lee Santa have recently claimed that conservatives deny a climate crisis because they are afraid of it, but where is the proof of their c...

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You have a right to appeal property assessments

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Have you seen your new property assessment? Values are on the raise in Bonner County, especially in the southern area.You have a right to appeal the decision. Your first step is to speak to representative at the County Assessor’s office. T...

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The truth is often scarier than believing the lie

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

We like being lied to. When the truth doesn’t agree with our worldview, we don’t want to hear it. That’s why we watch and listen to news programs that reinforce our beliefs and we so easily accept the lies of our political leaders and talki...

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A previous letter to the editor resonates with a local

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Right on.As I was walking from the paper box to the house this morning, I was reading the headlines of the Daily Bee.As I walked along, I thought what a simple idea I had to solve this problem. As I later sat drinking my morning coffee, I...

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To whom does the city administrator report?

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a long-time Sandpoint city resident, I recently learned that our city administrator’s salary is $116,000 per year plus benefits, totaling approximately $150,000 per year. Needless to say, I was quite surprised.I have a question with rega...

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