Letters to the Editor

Idaho charts path to fight opioid crisis

August 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Opioid and substance misuse is one of America’s — and Idaho’s — growing problems.It is not a problem that just affects the individuals who feel condemned to addiction, either.Families and communities are affected.State and community resourc...

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Let’s talk about racism, Mayor Rognstad

August 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s talk about racism, Mr. Mayor. In the July edition of the Mayor’s Roundtable, Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad suggested that people in the community of Sandpoint are “white supremacists” and “xenophobes.” Based on the words and actions...

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Turf would solve City Beach goose problem

August 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a longtime resident inhabiting our slice of the world I propose another solution to the Canada goose problem affecting City Beach: turf it. One third of the park is already covered with asphalt, which is clearly of no appeal to the geese...

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City needs to deal with flaws showcased by shooting

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

I started thinking again several months ago about the death of Jeanetta Riley. Several weeks ago I asked Mayor Shelby Rognstad for a copy of whatever served as the final, official report of the incident. So far I’ve received nothing and I w...

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What is fake news when it comes to climate change?

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Have you ever taken a test, or had a challenge, where after you learned the result you wished you could have a do-over? Would it be fair to allow your result to be altered but no one else’s? How you answer those questions could be instructi...

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Where are letter writer’s qualifications on climate change

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

In his letter of Aug. 6, Jack DeBaun commits the same ad hominem fallacy using almost exactly the same language that he did in his previous letter to attack the character and reliability of Roger Roots. Perhaps a class in the fundamentals o...

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Event to pay tribute to Jeanetta Riley

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The travesty of justice is complete. A jury of seven, made up of citizens of Coeur d’Alene, found that the killing of Jeanetta Riley by the Sandpoint Police was legally justified. This brings to an end a nearly five-year search for justice,...

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Community support ensured Fourth success

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

The members of the Sandpoint Lions Club wish to thank the people of our community who devoted financial support to the 2019 Independence Day celebration. The children’s parade, Grand Parade and the City Beach fireworks are paid for by the f...

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A few questions about the city’s new trash cans

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have a few questions concerning the new ‘smart’ trash cans that Sandpoint has recently deployed. First, was Waste Management the only party capable of checking trash in all of the 155 former bins? It would seem not, as city personnel were...

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Story on Robert E. Lee completely misses the point

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was astonishing to read the headline “Why would anyone want to tear down the statue of Robert E. Lee?” in the Lifestyles section of your Sunday, July 28, 2019 edition.I, for one, object to maintenance of icons of white supremacy. The art...

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