Letters to the Editor

Improving levy decisions would be best for all

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

The school system and our hard-working teachers should be above reproach. To gain the trust of skeptical citizens, the district could adopt two principles of fairness in bond voting. One would be to schedule the vote in the summer when the ...

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LPOSD’s levy-upon-levy mentality needs to stop

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest in a recent Daily Bee article, Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent Shawn Woodward’s explanation of why the school district needs a 49-ercent increase in its supplemental levy come March. His arguments fell ...

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The Legislature, hot topics and our hospital

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Serving in the Legislature and voting on proposed laws which affect us all requires gathering and understanding information across a broad array of topics. The most helpful and trusted resources I have found are the people of District 1.In ...

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What are your priorities saying about you?

February 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the Idaho State Department of Education, homelessness nearly doubled for Idaho children in well under 10 years. 4,758 children were living in Idaho without consistent housing in 2010-2011. This increased to 7,820 homeless child...

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The amusing gall of some politicians

February 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

You just can’t help but be amused by the gall of politicians, in this case the Republicans and their Idaho chairman Ryan Davidson.They feel threatened by the tiny minority Democrats? The big bad party who controls over 80 percent of the sta...

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Revisiting an icon of evolution

February 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Some years ago I wrote an article here arguing that evidence indicated Neanderthal was not an evolutionary sub-human ancestor. They were in fact fully human. What has been learned since then only strengthens the case.Recent DNA sequencing i...

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This may be last time voters get levy say

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

The West Bonner County School District has proposed a permanent annual public school levy. Property owners must have a voice in how their property taxes are used. The WBCSD board has stated the following reasons for support of a permanent l...

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Share concerns over school’s secret club

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Are your children part of a secret club at Priest River High School? High school science teacher Shannon Wilson initiated a “human rights club” without community or parental input or access. Wilson presented this “club” to the school board ...

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EHS Idaho group sets Sunday meeting

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m., the EHS Idaho group will hold a public meeting at the Cocolalla Community Center, 4269 Cocolalla Loop Roadd, (southern end of Cocolalla Lake, just off Highway 95) in Cocolalla. It will begin with a healthy ...

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Asphalt plant illegal to Linscott’s land

February 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Linscott property is nonconforming land (grandfathered), which cannot be added upon or changed to something different, which would change the neighborhood. Adding a permanent conditional use permit changes the land, again making it ille...

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