Letters to the Editor

LPOSD levy do-over vote is needed

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

What is the Lake Pend Oreille School District afraid of? Giving voters the complete and accurate information for the levy should be required. Not telling us that it will cost each property owner an additional $214 per $100,000 of assessed v...

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It’s not too late to help the senior center

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

We want to thank all those in the community who helped with their donations to the Sandpoint Area Senior Center and DayBreak Center over the holiday season. We are so very appreciative of your help.While many of you donated, we find that we...

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Current trends, issues in Idaho lawmaking

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

We are in our second week of the Idaho legislative session and the majority of our time has been spent reviewing proposed executive rules and regulations.I started to notice a trend several years ago which is more apparent this year. Many o...

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Planning progress for Sandpoint’s future

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

If ever there is a time to have a direct impact on the future of your hometown, it is now. The city of Sandpoint is in the midst of six master planning efforts that will directly impact the future livability of your community for generation...

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Let us make America what it ought to be

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

“I have a dream … deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed ­— we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal …“I have a dream that my four ...

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We should all be thankful to be Americans

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

I read George Will’s opinion column in the Dec. 26, 2019, Spoksman Review. His opening line is, “As this shabby year, and with it a dispiriting decade, sags to an end …” It must be horrible to go through life with this ungratefully miserabl...

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Local politicians need to take action on trains

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

A new year and already another train has gone off the tracks in our community. But by all means, let’s allow the railroad to run another 50 or 60 trains a day traveling right through Sandpoint and surrounding areas. One day there will be a ...

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Medicaid expansion gives coverage to our families, friends

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Megan Blanksma, R-Hammett, (District 23 — a huge district in the southwest corner of Idaho) published an op-ed claiming that Medicaid expansion would take health insurance away from 15,000 Idahoans. But Idaho’s private insurance exchange sa...

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Rally prompts reminder of First Amendment

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Govern...

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Did Trump light the fuse for World War III?

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

I recently watched a 2011 video clip of a Trump rant where he said Obama would start a war with Iran to get reelected.Then the other day Trump lights the fuse to a possible World War III by assassinating Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Do...

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