Opinion

How will NAFTA impact Idaho farmers?

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Will the proposed new trade deal be good for Idaho farmers and ranchers and the nation as Farm Bureau wants us to believe?The international trade commissionís report on the economic impact of the USMCA on the American economy is out.The ITC...

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You canít deny something that doesnít exist

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

The rules of debate state that the one making a claim has the obligation to prove it. Terry Hansen and Lee Santa have recently claimed that conservatives deny a climate crisis because they are afraid of it, but where is the proof of their c...

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You have a right to appeal property assessments

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Have you seen your new property assessment? Values are on the raise in Bonner County, especially in the southern area.You have a right to appeal the decision. Your first step is to speak to representative at the County Assessorís office. T...

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The truth is often scarier than believing the lie

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

We like being lied to. When the truth doesnít agree with our worldview, we donít want to hear it. Thatís why we watch and listen to news programs that reinforce our beliefs and we so easily accept the lies of our political leaders and talki...

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A previous letter to the editor resonates with a local

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Right on.As I was walking from the paper box to the house this morning, I was reading the headlines of the Daily Bee.As I walked along, I thought what a simple idea I had to solve this problem. As I later sat drinking my morning coffee, I...

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To whom does the city administrator report?

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a long-time Sandpoint city resident, I recently learned that our city administratorís salary is $116,000 per year plus benefits, totaling approximately $150,000 per year. Needless to say, I was quite surprised.I have a question with rega...

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Cut the rhetoric and get the facts straight

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Itís ironic that Ken Thacker criticized the residents of Bonner County who voted against wilderness for supposed rhetoric and misinformation, yet his letter was composed almost entirely of made-up exaggerations and he bungled the date of th...

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Hunter is only effective predator for geese

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Canada goose lives 10-24 years. Adults are monogamous. They hatch two to nine goslings a year. When the goslings are one year old, they fly back to their birthplace. Relocating isnít realistic. Like the salmon, these geese know where th...

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We must help the geese before itís too late

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Time is very short. By noon this Friday, June 14, we must demand that City Council reopen this issue on their agenda. We must be a voice for a multitude of Canada geese at City Beach, who may be ultimately destined for euthanasia should San...

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Canadian company is the real carpetbagger

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Herb, you are way off base on this. The carpetbagger is the Canadian company coming here to take advantage of a depressed economyís cheap labor, land, and abundant hydro-power. Our environmentís air and water quality for decades be damned....

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