Letters to the Editor

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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Two efforts to transform our Republic into a government that our Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize

February 09, 2020 at 8:01 am

Have you ever contacted a government official to address a concern and got the run around? You call elected official A, who directs you to bureaucrat B, who claims it is elected C’s responsibility. Frustrated, you call elected official X wh...

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Meeting differences a matter of night and day

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

Huge gratitude to our Bonner County commissioners for running their meetings in an inviting way to their citizens. If only our school boards would follow suit. They are both under the same public meeting laws, but, it is like night and day ...

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Political motivations propagating false climate claims

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

In his latest letter (Daily Bee, Jan. 23, 2020) Lee Santa gives us a perfect example of the kind of climate hysteria that is plaguing our world today. One can almost see Lee wringing his hands with furrowed brow and worrying, like Chicken L...

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How can we ensure Holocaust never happens again?

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Holocaust unimaginable — and yet it happened — and not in some ancient time or some remote place, but in 20th century Germany. How can we make sure it never happens again?STEVE JOHNSONSagle

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Support efforts, people working to help our public schools

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

In 2006, Senator Risch removed about $260 million worth of property tax levies for schools and replaced it with a penny increase in sales tax (2006).The emergency situation with school funding has just become more dire: This month Senate Lo...

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Committee’s patience, concern are appreciated

February 06, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 16, the residents of Ponder Point, Whiskey Jack Road, Whiskey Jack Circle and Seven Sisters development, attended an open meeting of the Planning and Zoning Committee.We would like to thank the P & Z staff members attending this...

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Real investment is needed in Idaho schools

February 04, 2020 at 9:34 am

The 2020 legislative session has been an eye-opener. More than 7,600 high paying jobs in technology, construction trades, and health care are unfilled in our state because we lack education and training. I expected a bold plan from Governor...

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