Letters to the Editor

Democratic Party should just concede election now

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

I firmly believe the Democratic Party should cease their “doomed to failure” search for a viable and electable candidate for president next November. They do not have a sane man or woman in the group of potential runners, so why waste the t...

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United we will stand, divided we will fall

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

Our country is being attacked. Dark forces are working from outside and inside our borders to weaken us. Now, many good and innocent people are working to advance the dark agenda. We need to stand united against this enemy that is working t...

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The process of going from an idea to a bill

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Friday before last was the final day that potential bills were able to be introduced into our afternoon committees in the House. This deadline resulted in a flurry of activity among the legislators, and a group of exasperatedcommittee s...

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Climate change and a matter of perspective

February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Have you noticed that at age 15, you thought that 10 years would creep by slowly, but that at age 60 10 years had flown by? Or that at one time you had thought that 6.2 miles was a long distance to run, but that after running 26.2 miles th...

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Climate emergency will impact our security

February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil’s letter (Daily Bee, Feb. 6, 2020) stated that “The Climate and Security Advisory Group (Exploring the Security Risks of Climate Change)” did not have any climatologists on its board.So Monte, what part of security don’t you unde...

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Festival at Sandpoint: The show must go on

February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Dear Festival at Sandpoint friends:Festival lovers and the Festival Board are reaching out to you to assure you that the show will go on! We know you are aware of at least some of the challenges we have faced and continue to face, and we wa...

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Idaho’s senators failed to summon the required courage

February 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

During last week’s impeachment vote acquitting President Trump of abusing the power of his office, only one Republican in the Senate had the courage to stand up to the president. Sen Mitt Romney of Utah (his party’s nominee for president in...

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Others’ wish to carry guns everywhere causes fear

February 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

Regarding the issue of guns at events like the Festival at Sandpoint as well as the right to carry anywhere, I urgently need to tell all of you who do carry that you and your guns scare me, significantly scare me. The NRA keeps telling us t...

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It’s time for Idaho to axe the tax on groceries

February 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

Government is an over-achiever in collecting taxes on nearly everything we do. It’s hard to imagine anything in our everyday life that is not taxed. We are taxed for our homes, our property, our cars, our purchases, our earnings, our invest...

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Current pothole efforts are ineffective

February 09, 2020 at 8:00 am

It has to obvious to everyone that putting asphalt or black top and manually tamping it down into existing potholes does not work. There must be an answer to this problem and it cannot be what is currently being done. Perhaps there is some ...

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