Letters to the Editor

Remembering, ďThatís one small stepÖĒ

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, ďA Scout is Reverent.Ē 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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Wake up, everyone; abortion is not Godís wish

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Wake up, church. Abortion is not of God. Why donít we sound that alarm now? Are we pretending it doesnít exist?I heard an ex-abortion clinic worker had been suctioning the limbs off three-month fetuses before she actually looked at what was...

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Letter is a classic example of ad hominem fallacy

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

In his latest letter, Jack DeBaun provided us with a classic example of an ad hominem fallacy.Instead of dealing with the issues directly, DeBaun chose to attack the character and reliability of a man named Roger Roots. Roots claims that th...

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Mayor shares highlights from proposed budget

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

In this monthís edition of the Mayorís Roundtable, Iíd like to share with you a few highlights of the cityís proposed budget for 2020. The budget is the culmination of several months of work from city staff at every level of the organizatio...

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Burlington Northern needs to check bridge timeline

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

How is it that Burlington Northern can replace a railroad bridge, with rail traffic still crossing it, in three months, but a county/state replacement of a bridge in Hope, with no traffic canít do it in the projected time frame. Either the ...

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A few facts about the airport and the city

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Emma, there are a few facts about the airport you failed to mention: 1. Bonner County citizens pay between $800,000 to $1 million per year to subsidize the airport. Do you own land and pay taxes? 2. You might want to check your statistics a...

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Itís our fault for how todayís youth are behaving

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Iíve been thinking (yup, really). I hear people complain about the disrespect of todayís youth. Well, quite frankly, itís our fault. When we were young, we opened doors for women, we said please and thank you, we appreciated the positive in...

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The only sensible option is for city to kill the geese

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congratulations to Helen Newton on her fine letter regarding the goose problem at City Beach. The bottom line is the geese must go if you are to have a usable beach. Then you must have a City Council with enough backbone to do the job.Fact ...

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