Letters to the Editor

Reflections on panel’s success, achievements

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Committees are essential to the legislative process. I am privileged to serve on committees that encourage pro-growth economic policies and prioritize constitutional principles. Beginning in 2017, I had the honor to begin serving as Chairma...

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2019 legislative session is off and running

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

2019 is off and running and with it comes a new Idaho legislative session. I travelled down to Boise last Thursday just as the event-filled inaugural weekend kicked off. Things are all abuzz in Boise with a new governor, a new lieutenant go...

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It all comes down to a matter of trust

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It all comes down to a matter of trust. Should we have trusted tobacco industry spokesmen who for decades downplayed the health hazards of smoking to protect profits? Should we now trust the climate change naysayers who parrot the misinform...

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Sandpoint is paying region’s highest gas prices

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a list of gas prices in the region as of 9 p.m. Jan. 2, 2019: Sandpoint $2.69/gallon; Clark Fork $2.65; Blanchard $2.59; Spokane $2.55; Bonners Ferry $2.51; Post Falls $2.49; Rathdrum $2.49; Priest River $2.49; Coeur d’Alene $2.39; S...

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Political cartoon requires apology to ICE

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Your political cartoon for Thursday, 3 Jan is disgusting. It perpetuates the leftist progressive lies about border security issues and degrades those public servants working hard under very difficult conditions to secure our nation from inv...

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5G dangers outweigh potential benefits

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

In her letter “Sandpoint doesn’t need to be a ‘smart city’ ” (Dec. 16, Daily Bee), Anne Chamberlain expressed concerns about 5G technology, which is likely coming soon to a street corner near you. Unfortunately, with the apparent “need for ...

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A few thoughts as legislators begin work

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

The start of the Legislative session is underway. It is an honor to represent all of you, my friends in Legislative District 7.As a member of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, my priorities remain focused on ensuring all funding i...

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Discretion advised when it comes to climate change

January 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

A new year. A new month. What to write? Where to begin? Prometheus to Frankenstein? Marx to Sustainable Development? Conformism, to political correctness? Some finishing touch first.It is good that Princeton University, et al, corrected the...

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Hard-working property owners should bear cost of increased taxes

January 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read the state of Idaho with less than 1.7 million residents spends $178 million 1 on illegals. Ironically, a few days later I read Bonner County was pushing for another property tax increasing school levy. As a disabled person with a ret...

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New Farm Bill enacted with bipartisan support

January 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Dec. 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly, bipartisan vote of 87-13. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation the next day also by a broad, bipartis...

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