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Updated 1 week, 4 days ago

It's time to end the Direct File program

In May, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made the mistake of converting …

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Yes, there really is a climate crisis

Is there a climate crisis? (Crisis: a crucial point at which corrective measures must be taken.)

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
A better race would be Trump, Clinton

President Joe Biden’s health is clearly failing. There’s no way he can serve another four years. That’s why we have the 25th Amendment, but if it were invoked Kamala Harris would become the POTUS. God help us. Mean…

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Shame on person who took Little Free Library books

I have a Little Free Library packed with kids' books for my neighborhood friends. I cannot believe that someone came and stole at least 30 books leaving the entire bottom shelf empty.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Public libraries are for the public

To those who wish to censor books at the library: You have the right to raise your children however you choose, even if it's misguided. You can bring them up in the religion you choose, monitor their consumption…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Camp Bay lake access must be timely

Thank you for continuing to report on the important ongoing Camp Bay issue. Though we don’t often acknowledge it, we are all very fortunate to still have a local press in our community.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Climate crisis lies only fool the gullible

A recent letter writer said, “A person can think ‘rationally and logically’ and still be completely wrong.” This is a false statement because if one uses correct reason and correct logic it is impossible to be wron…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Voters have a right to choose their party

I am writing in response to a letter (Daily Bee, June 9). Some seem to believe that in order to know something, one must have been there. A quick search of the Roosevelt campaign theme of 1932 on the internet has m…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Marking the price of freedom

On the western side of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., stands a blue wall, called the Freedom Wall.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Recent assessments raise questions

In the recent county assessment notice the assessor said that from 2020 to 2024 the county’s private property value went up by, times two

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
RINO, RIP: It's time to end the name-calling

I first registered Republican to support former state senator Shawn Keough. I liked more (not all) of her values better than her Tea Party challenger's. Some called me a hypocrite – a RINO (Republican in Name Only.)

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Voters exercised their legal right to select party

I saw a letter about a list of 278 Democrats-turned-Republicans, and I wanted to set the record straight. Let’s look at the race between Jim Woodward and Scott Herndon.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Why is library board ignoring public's concerns?

In the months following the passing of Idaho House Bill 710 — which requires Idaho public and school libraries to move materials deemed harmful to children or face lawsuits — our own East Bonner Library board conti…

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Bonner County's new waste system stinks

I have lived in Bonner County for 28 years. I have visited the transfer garbage station off Colburn Culver Road for all of those years. My last trips to the dump have gotten increasingly worse. Before the “new chan…

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Before calling names, look in the mirror

If you read the letter you know what she said, and she has the right I suppose to her opinion. But the final comments are that Democrats are liars and cheats? First, where does she get her figures about exactly 278…

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
'Party changers' deserve congratulations, not castigation

The searing letter from Ms. Fahrig (Daily Bee, June 9) put a smile on my face. Our own family of four voters changed our party affiliation after meeting and hearing a Democratic candidate, Paulette Jordan, and real…