Opinion

An honor and privilege to serve Sandpoint

September 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It has been an incredible honor and privilege to serve as mayor of Sandpoint. As we near the end of my first term, it’s a good time to review some highlights we’ve accomplished so far to make Sandpoint an incredible place to live, work and ...

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America has, always will be, great

September 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently I said to someone wearing a MAGA hat, “So you don’t think America is great. I hope you understand that that is what ‘again’ means.”I happen to believe America is the greatest country, period. Anyone who is saying America has to be ...

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If group is so great, why are they blocking people?

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

If Reclaim Idaho is so wonderful and on the “up and up” why have not only my comments and questions on their Facebook page remain unanswered but deleted and i’ve been blocked? My questions were: The two big complaints about Sandpoint. Lack ...

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Railroads going to do what they want regardless

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently at the main train depot outside of Chicago 18 Union Pacific train cars went of the track, many tank cars breaking open spilling toxic chemicals and large toxic clouds in the air. This forced local neighborhoods and businesses to be...

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Sometimes, inconsistency speaks louder than words

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In his letter of September 15, Jack DeBaun falsely accused me of defending Roger Roots’ evidence and research. In fact, I was merely exposing DeBaun’s logical fallacy in attacking Mr. Roots as a person instead of dealing with his claims. Yo...

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Why does city want more money when its costs are down?

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Did I read that right; Sandpoint city’s budget for 2020 is less than 2019 but city property taxes will be more? Is my third-grade math failing me, or when did decreased costs start requiring increased revenue? I don’t get it. But then, mayb...

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Rigid ideologies stifle critical thinking

September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil (Daily Bee, Aug. 15) defends Roger Roots’ “photographic evidence and independent research” purportedly showing Glacier Park’s glaciers are growing. Has this evidence/research been presented to and evaluated by qualified experts? ...

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It’s time to invest in K-12 education initiative

September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ask any politician in the state what issue matters most to them and they will tell you education.It’s in all of their speeches; on all of their web sites; on all of the literature they stick in your doors.They’ve been saying it for years.By...

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Company’s inaction bordering on not caring about customers

September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

How can a major company like AT&T/DirecTV no longer offer two major television networks, FOX and NBC, to their customers here in the Sandpoint area? I have been a DirecTV customer since 1998 but now I think I have to make a change. We h...

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Parents should be able to focus on children, not finances

September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read about the Robles family and the terrors they are facing and my heart broke. When confronting such a health threat, no one in this great country should have to also worry about finances. Any thinking, caring human being must think thi...

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