Letters to the Editor

Laws do not prevent gun violence

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

How many mass shooters have violated gun control law?The shooter in Odessa, Texas, had a criminal record and should never have had a firearm. More gun laws will not prevent gun violence. This has already been proven. Stronger background che...

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The facts are uncompromising

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Dec. 18, 2018, Jack DeBaun stated that C.R. Scotese was “... An obscure person with no discernible expertise ... who is not an expert in paleo temperature reconstruction.” Even after I schooled Jack that Dr. Scotese had “... earned his ...

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Farewell delta extraordinaire Kathy Cousins

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

We just learned that our local delta restoration expert, Kathy Cousins, will be leaving Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) for a new and exciting career opportunity. This is sad news for us and the fish and wildlife of the Clark Fork/Pend Oreille ...

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Bonner County History - Sept. 22, 2019

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

From the archives of theBonner County History Museum611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864208-263-234450 Years Ago Sandpoint News-BulletinSept. 22, 1969 – ODEN-SUNNYSIDE NEWSMr. and Mrs. Art Burnett had a phone call Sept. 11 from Lee, wh...

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An honor and privilege to serve Sandpoint

September 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It has been an incredible honor and privilege to serve as mayor of Sandpoint. As we near the end of my first term, it’s a good time to review some highlights we’ve accomplished so far to make Sandpoint an incredible place to live, work and ...

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America has, always will be, great

September 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently I said to someone wearing a MAGA hat, “So you don’t think America is great. I hope you understand that that is what ‘again’ means.”I happen to believe America is the greatest country, period. Anyone who is saying America has to be ...

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If group is so great, why are they blocking people?

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

If Reclaim Idaho is so wonderful and on the “up and up” why have not only my comments and questions on their Facebook page remain unanswered but deleted and i’ve been blocked? My questions were: The two big complaints about Sandpoint. Lack ...

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Railroads going to do what they want regardless

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently at the main train depot outside of Chicago 18 Union Pacific train cars went of the track, many tank cars breaking open spilling toxic chemicals and large toxic clouds in the air. This forced local neighborhoods and businesses to be...

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Sometimes, inconsistency speaks louder than words

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In his letter of September 15, Jack DeBaun falsely accused me of defending Roger Roots’ evidence and research. In fact, I was merely exposing DeBaun’s logical fallacy in attacking Mr. Roots as a person instead of dealing with his claims. Yo...

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Why does city want more money when its costs are down?

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Did I read that right; Sandpoint city’s budget for 2020 is less than 2019 but city property taxes will be more? Is my third-grade math failing me, or when did decreased costs start requiring increased revenue? I don’t get it. But then, mayb...

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