Opinion

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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WA hearings are typical government waste

September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The water adjudication meeting Monday, Sept. 9, in Clark Fork at 11 a.m. for two hours, started on time. First slide, eight items ended with number 9 of questions last. Questions started after the first slide. Second slide consisted of a di...

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Vote or you deserve what you don’t get

September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

I yearn for the feeling of pride I had as a youth upon witnessing the display of my country’s flag as it passed by during a typical small-town Fourth of July parade. It was held aloft and majestically presented by an honor guard comprised o...

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A small town hick walks into a showroom …

September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Small town hick walks into a sales showroom. “Hello, gentle sir,” says a salesman as he hurries up to him. “What can we sell you today?”The hick responds: “Well, this feller I know said you all had some fancy new garbage cans.”“Why, that we...

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Why can’t city take care of City Beach?

September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

On a recent evening stroll around City Beach I observed the following:• Profane chalk “graffiti” messages perpetrated by hooligans decorating the train overpass at the park’s entry.• Boxes of refuse and beer bottles stacked beside...

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Medicaid expansion, spending programs based on taxation

September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

In Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of the Daily Bee, Medicaid expansion promoters Luke Mayville and Rebecca Schroeder write earnestly about the benevolence of this program. It is apparently their thinking that any government spending program with ...

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Community helps AHWF help area wildlife

September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation began the paperwork in 2001. By 2002, had received 501(c)3 and nonprofit incorporation status and became the only wildlife rehabilitation facility with federal and state permits allowing care of most ev...

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