Opinion

Heather Scott looks out for Idaho, its conservative values

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are many reasons why Legislative District 1 has voted overwhelmingly for Heather Scott to be its representative in Boise. Foremost among them is that she is vigilant about the Constitution, looking out for Idaho and its conservative v...

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Steve Johnson is the right pick for commissioner

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The two candidates for the District 1 County commissioner position share a first name, but a closer look shows them to be very different. On his website, Steve Johnson introduces himself and then talks about what his priorities would be if ...

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if you can’t trust the messenger, how can you trust the message?

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

There comes a time when good people need to stand up and say: “Enough!” Not just Democrats, Republicans or independents, but all of us.Now former Idaho Fish and Game commissioner, Blake Fisher, makes me embarrassed to be a member of the sam...

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We don’t need a ‘nice guy,’ we need leadership

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The criticism I’ve read or heard of Dan McDonald is that he isn’t a people person (a nice guy). What this county needs is not a “nice” guy but a commissioner who works hard for the benefit of the people of this county. We need a commission...

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Just say no to Idaho’s Prop. 2

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

In this election you’ll be voting for the future financial stability of Idaho by voting “no” on Proposition 2. It’s that simple.Prop. 2 aims to expand the existing Medicaid program in Idaho by adding an estimated 62,000 and 78,000 new enrol...

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McDonald is right choice for county commissioner

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

While Commissioner Dan McDonald spends his days working on behalf of Bonner County residents, his opponent spends his time misstating budget facts.While Commissioner McDonald is busy answering constituents’ questions at all hours of the day...

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We’re overdue for someone like Steven Bradshaw

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Nov. 6, we have the opportunity to elect Steven Bradshaw as Bonner County commissioner for District 1. Steve is a 30-year resident of the county, a longtime businessman with a track record of getting things done. As pastor of the Cocolal...

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Lockwood is the change needed to stabilize county

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

I voted last week for Steve Lockwood. We need a level headed county commissioner in District 3 to replace a loose canon.Commissioner Dan McDonald supported the previous boards, under Cary Kelly and Mike Nielsen, which decimated our legally ...

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Howlett is best pick for District 1 seat

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

As member of a diminishing demographic ­— “old white men” — I’ve recently come to the conclusion that it is way past time for us to give progressive women a chance to get things done. Lord knows they can’t do any worse. After viewing the fa...

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If you don’t like the government, don’t back incumbents

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

I will vote next month. However, I don’t expect change. Far too many who can vote, will not and those that can and do vote will — mostly ­ select the lesser of two evils. Most will vote for the “in” people then blame the government for anyt...

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