Letters to the Editor

LBGT issues and our schools and libraries

September 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Did you know that the tax/bond money you spend on your library funds a group called National Librarians Association that requests your library hold “transvestite story hour” during which men dressed as women read LGBT books to your children...

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AR-15 is modern equivalent of musket rifle

September 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

A response to Len Golding (Daily Bee, Sept. 3, 2019)I first have to question the preface of your letter; “Being a gun owner myself”… Based upon your subsequent statements questioning the usefulness of AR-15 and AK-style rifles, it is very c...

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We must call on Congress to reinstate weapons ban

September 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the most recent mass shooting in West Texas, by a man using a military-style (assault) rifle, the state’s Republican governor said, “The status quo in Texas is unacceptable. Action is needed.”In the landmark D.C. vs. Heller c...

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Idahoans did not voted for restricting health care access

September 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sixty-one percent of voters passed Medicaid expansion. We did not vote for restricting access. Now Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare is taking public comments on the “work requirement.” This is just paperwork that could kick more th...

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Festival needs better balance between classical, popular music

September 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was disappointing to have read recently of the circumstances that will cause the executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint to be leaving her position. However, I feel that The Festival’s board of directors took the correct approach...

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Tougher driver’s license testing is coming soon

September 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

As an Idaho driver license examiner, I feel it is only fair to alert Bonner County drivers, and those becoming licensed drivers, of new tougher testing coming in the near future. After the new test becomes effective, turning into the wrong ...

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Out-of-balance system putting Priest River at risk

September 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

The current level of outflow from Priest Lake is far below what the Idaho Department of Water Resources stated would be the minimum of 60 cfs. The discharge has been drastically reduced, while the elevation of the lake has been well above t...

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The White Goddess vs. the Mother Mary

September 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you are curious about the origin of the American flag read “The Secret Teachings of All Ages” by Manly P. Hall (which can be downloaded via the internet for free) and “The White Goddess” by Robert Graves. Then watch “The Song of Bernadet...

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Constituents waiting for Fulcher’s response on railroad bridge

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Aug 6, I asked Rep. Russ Fulcher, in an open letter to the Bee, for his position concerning the pending environmental assessment versus an environmental impact statement decision on the proposed new railroad bridges. I also sent him dire...

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Why are politicians trying to take health care?

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nearly two-thirds of Idahoans voted to implement a clean Medicaid expansion program in our state. The reasons are easy to understand: We will bring $400 million in federal dollars back to Idaho, we will provide health care for tens of thous...

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