Letters to the Editor

A few more thoughts on Sandpoint mayoral candidates

October 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

For someone whose top priority is the environment, it’s tough to watch the Sandpoint mayoral race. Two candidates have shown concern for the environment and the local effects of the climate crisis, but will likely split the vote and both lo...

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Trolls bombarding letters with endless conspiracies

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Daily Bee should turn off comments on their letters to the editor. The forum has become a place where a handful of internet trolls spend their seemingly endless free time spamming every letter even remotely political in nature with ramb...

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Vote Ken Lawrence for Sandpoint mayor

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’ve lived in the Sandpoint area since 2012. I’ve attended just a handful of city council meetings. I haven’t returned because of the unwelcoming atmosphere, as well as the current mayor’s obvious contempt for our flag and everything it sta...

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Bulldog Nation thanks city of Sandpoint

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

On behalf of the Bulldog Nation I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to the city of Sandpoint council members, Deb Ruehle, John Darling and Thomas Eddy for voting for the Greenplay recommendation which was also the recommendat...

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Beware of communists in populist clothing

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Beware of communists in populist clothing. “Reclaim” Idaho, funded mainly by out-of-state labor unions, wrote a letter to the editor (River Valley Beacon, Oct. 9, 2019) stating that our Republican representatives want to raise property taxe...

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Vote against LPOSD levy, incumbent candidate

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Just give us the money … it’s the common call from school (Lake Pend Oreille School District) and hospital (Pend Oreille Hospital District) taxing district trustees. Biennial levy elections serve to protect taxpayers from unsavory taxing di...

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Only those who vote for levy should pay for levy

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

1. LPOSD needs $6,837 per student, but Coeur d’Alene needs only $3,787 per student per two-year maintenance levy?2. One in six people is a majority and can impose endless taxation on their neighbors as occurred in a recent levy?3. Former Su...

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Vote against ardent progressive and for conservative candidate

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Shelby Rognstad first ran for mayor, one thing people immediately noticed was is refusal to put his hand over his heart when saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Instead, he clasped his hands behind his back and remained that way during t...

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Why the sudden attention shown to Vietnam era veterans?

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is a lot of recognizing the Vietnam war with post, pictures etc. I made two trips to that country and can’t help wondering “why now?” This honoring has been available for more than 26 years — president’s tour in the Oval Office — and ...

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Are some candidates already showing signs of apathy?

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here is another common sense reason for Sandpoint citizens to vote for Jacque Guinan, Shannon Mitchell for City Council and Ken Lawrence for Sandpoint mayor. They were at the forum sponsored by the Farm Bureau on Friday, Oct 25, while the o...

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