Tuesday, February 27, 2024


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Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago

Funding, taxes and the Idaho Legislature

We have finished seven weeks of the 2024 legislative session. It looks like we have four to five weeks to go.

Updated 1 week ago
Attempts to end Medicare expansion are outrageous

Recently, I watched the Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee hear testimony on Bill 419, a bill sponsored by and most likely written by the Idaho Freedom Foundation. To my surprise, I learned that part of the bil…

Updated 1 week ago
Boeing Wonderland and working together

Mom and Dad were both working in Seattle for Boeing Aircraft in 1942, Dad as a fabricator and Mom as a rivet bucker. They, like the vast majority of Americans living on the West Coast during World War II, were very…

Updated 1 week ago
Idaho's anti-abortion movement has lost its way

When Row v. Wade was overturned, I wrote that the anti-abortion movement had to make health care for women and infants universal and free to protect life. Let us see how Idaho’ anti-abortion movement is doing.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Legislature tackling growing government spending

District 1 legislators discuss local issues, legislations, and concerns in the weekly Notes From Boise column.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Woodward will deliver transparency, common sense

What’s the difference between a “conservative base budget” and a “bare-bones budget?” It depends on whether the information comes from the Idaho Freedom Foundation and Scott Herndon or from traditional Idaho Republ…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics, commissioners and silly behavior

My newest favorite hat was designed by Richard Neher.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Sending troopers to Texas raises questions

1. Why are we sending troopers to Texas? Do we have enough to spare for our needs in Idaho?

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Woodward is the best choice to represent us

Join me in supporting Jim Woodward as our state senator in the May 21 Republican primary.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Sandpoint's claim as walking town are dubious

Winter is here, even though the weather seems more like spring.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Letter's focus on candidate is refreshing

What a refreshing election letter I read on Feb. 1. The writer started with how her house is divided and that she was a Republican and her husband was a Democrat. She had hosted a “meet and greet” for Jim Woodward.…

Updated 2 weeks ago
Take the time to research candidates

Do you think the Founding Fathers were wrong? Can man rule himself? The founders fled a king dictating how they lived their lives.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Idahoans have a choice in setting state's trajectory

As an American born into freedom and liberty, I had no perception of censorship. I quickly learned the value of freedom of speech, forced to carefully craft anything I said in public. In my AFS family, I stifled my…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Say no to hiring another city administrator

Why do Councilmen Joel Aispuro and Jason Welker want to hire another city administrator? It should be clear from the last election that Sandpoint residents rejected this added position. After an unsuccessful experi…

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Budget turmoil spills out into the open

District 1 legislators discuss local issues, legislation, and concerns in the Bee's weekly Notes From Boise column.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Media needs to tell the truth on COVID-19, vaccines

I'm responding to the AP article written by Carla Johnson "Staying healthy during … COVID-19 season" in the Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, edition of The Bonner County Daily Bee.