Letters to the Editor

Let’s urge local senators to prioritize Alzheimer’s aid

July 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

As Russ Fulcher replaces Raul Labrador as our representative in the U.S. Congress, I hope he recognizes that Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive disease in America, and that Congressional action to fight it is essential.This is import...

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Apparently, First Amendment only applies to Trump haters

July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

As my wife and I watched the Fourth of July parade, an acquaintance walked by and I said hello. He looked at me and said, “I’m not going to talk to you while you’re wearing that hat, and especially on this day.” I was wearing my ‘Trump 2020...

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Where is Republicans’ line, patriotism?

July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two years ago, I asked Trump supporters if they had a line. If there is anything, he can do to lose their support.Donald Trump showed his racism when: he tweeted that four American congresswomen of color should go back to their own countrie...

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Task forces united in support of BSU, mission

July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dr. Marlene TrompPresident’s OfficeBoise State UniversityDear President Tromp:As non-governmental non-profit organizations that have worked for decades in Idaho promoting human and civil rights while at the same time joining other Idahoans ...

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An open letter to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

July 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Since your election you have subjected us to an unrelenting barrage of vitriol against our country accompanied by a series of nonsensical pronouncements on whatever topics happen to cross your mind — enough so that even D...

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Balanced budget represents good government

July 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Four simple budgeting concepts guide governing in Idaho:• Don’t spend more money than you bring in.• Save some money as preparation for a potential downturn.• Make investments where they matter.• Take steps to put budget...

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Build the smelter in Canada, not in our backyard

July 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have lived in Sandpoint for almost 20 years. I grew up and moved here from a small town north of Tucson, Ariz. I breathed the smelter smoke from San Manuel’s Magma Copper Co. for many years. The plants and animals for 100 miles surroundin...

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Remembering, “That’s one small step…”

July 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the 34,000 Scouts attending the National Jamboree at Farragut State Park, Sunday, July 20, 1969, dawned sunny and warm. Religious services that morning reminded the Scouts of the 12th part of the Scout Law, “A Scout is Reverent.” I at...

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Facts do matter when it comes to climate change

July 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

It is always possible to find information and people who agree with your own personal beliefs, but what you discover may not always be true. Go to original sources to get to the crux of any matter. Check out the official websites of Exxon, ...

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Five things regarding Trump administration

July 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Five things:1. The blue states pay far more federal taxes than the red states. The red states, with perhaps the exception of Texas, receive back far more federal aid than they pay in federal taxes. The blue states receive back far less mone...

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