Letters to the Editor

Fund Medicaid expansion with liquor, cigarette tax

April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It seems I was blocked from Reclaim Idaho’s Facebook page for the following comment so here it is: Even after federal funding and the funds saved from other programs, Medicaid expansion is still expected to cost taxpayers an estimated $10 ...

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Dixon’s bad apple hurts we, the people

April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Near the close of 2019 legislative session, Rep. Sage Dixon reintroduced his No. 1159 anti-initiative bill in four pieces to the State Affairs Committee. This was the bill that was vetoed by Gov. Brad Little after enormous pressure from we,...

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The people of Idaho triumphed this session

April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The people of Idaho have a lot to be proud of even if their elected leaders do not. Nearly two-thirds of Idaho voters approved Medicaid expansion last November, ushering in the most positive and transformative legislative feat in a generati...

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Sage Dixon versus all of the voters

April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest Rep. Sage Dixon’s “Notes From Boise” column published April 2 in the Bonner County Daily Bee. He makes an argument for restricting the Initiative process in Idaho that could only be crafted by a politician or a politica...

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Dixon only champions people’s rights when he agrees with them

April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I applaud Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s veto of the two unconstitutional bills designed as revenge for the passage of the expansion of Medicaid in Idaho. When conservatives and Democrats can agree on an issue, it’s a red letter day. Perhaps thi...

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Sandpoint begins master planning process

April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is a lot to discuss this week at the Mayor’s Roundtable. I will touch on some highlights here and I welcome readers to come join me to dive deeper into any of these topics this Friday, 8 a.m., at Cedar St. Bistro.I’m sure no one misse...

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Hearbreaking abuse should not go unpunished

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

On our way home on a recent Tuesday afternoon, my husband and I took the back way home. We took Peewee Trail Road through to Quartz Creek. Well on the backside, it was ice coming down, so my husband put chains on to be on the safe side. We ...

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Dixon’s fancy language doesn’t hide intent

April 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Rep. Sage Dixon, District 1A, uses fancy language and outmoded ideas to defend his support of Senate Bill 1159 and House Bill 296, both which restrict Idahoans ability to place state initiatives on the ballot. This is a smokescreen. He is a...

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CO2 concentration in atmosphere a growing concern

April 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil (Daily Bee, March 31, 2019) claims that it is a “scientifically proven fact” that atmospheric CO2 cannot reach life-threatening concentrations because “our earth is not surrounded by a retaining wall or bubble.” He appears to be ...

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PAS, volunteers are special to community

April 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Before I share this story I want to preface by saying I am one of the founders of Friends of the Shelter, the organization which along with community support built the original and very first Panhandle Animal Shelter in Bonner County. It wa...

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