Letters to the Editor

Isn’t killing a baby cruel and unusual punishment?

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The celebratory standing ovation by the New York state legislators upon passage of a seemingly no-restrictions abortion bill got me thinking … does New York have capital punishment? The answer is no. The death penalty was abolished in 2007....

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A few thoughts on political parties

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

“However political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the peop...

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Abolishing ‘antiquated’ Electoral College not in our interests

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Would someone please explain the purpose of the “antiquated” Electoral College to Lawrence Fury. He must have attended one of the many “progressive” high schools where the Constitution of the United States is no longer part of the curriculu...

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Vision by Perry, board resulted in big Y win for all

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congratulations to Kendon Perry and the board of directors of the Litehouse YMCA. I drive by every day and the place is hopping. This is a big win for the people of Bonner County.Not that long ago, the idea of a taxpayer-paid community cent...

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Take back America and oust political incumbents

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Please explain to me how our elected officials can find funding to aid other countries, their pay raises, for their “sponsors” project (?), fight a war that appears to have no end, for those trips(?) they take, make tax cuts, yet unable to ...

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A healthy environment is, indeed, a human right

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force would like to declare its support for the idea proposed by Nancy Gerth in her Jan. 31 letter that appeared in the Daily Bee. In it she proposed that a healthy environment is a basic human right.Alth...

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Lack of levy restrictions, accountability is troublesome

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

You may have noticed that on this supplemental-levy ballot none of the spending categories show dollar amounts, contrary to the previous levy.$25.4 million of taxpayer funds for the next two years, to be handed over to LPOSD without an indi...

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Levy failure means likely school consolidation

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

To all who live in Clark Fork, Hope and East Hope areas, and in Northside and Southside school areas, please know if the the levy on March 12 fails, our schools will need to be consolidated. Please vote yes on the levy. BILL PERCYHope...

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Bill would create maternal mortality panel

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the safety of mothers and families in Idaho, we must act to develop a statewide maternal mortality review committee. Maternal mortality is on the rise and Idaho is no exception to this alarming trend. Pregnancy related deaths have doubl...

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Medicaid expansion would be humanitarian, economic boon

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

After the state Supreme Court handed the Idaho Freedom Foundation a resounding defeat, It appeared that the people of Idaho’s ballot initiative to expand Medicaid preventative health care services for some 91,000 low-income Idaho residents ...

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