Sunday, March 26, 2023

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 17 hours, 9 minutes ago

Session's last days focus on women's health

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

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Voters can't afford to sleep during session

Watch what they do, not what they say. Many Idaho legislators talk freedom talk, and yet they act to restrict freedom.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
One fish, two fish, two-headed Koocanu-fish?

Why is Montana state Rep. Steve Gunderson, R-Libby, proposing a bill - HB473, that would double the amount of selenium allowed to pollute Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River watershed?

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Education voucher bill lacks accountability

The current state senator from Idaho Legislative District 1 claims to know what makes people intelligent. He is currently supporting an Idaho education bill that would send $45 million of Idaho taxpayer money to ...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Who’s responsible for high fuel costs?

Who’s to blame for the high fuel prices? Not the president, according to USA Today. It’s Big Oil. The companies already reporting 2022 profits — Exxon-Mobile, Chevron, Shell, BP, and TotalEnergy (French) — ear...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Legislature has accomplished nothing this session

Well, here it is the middle of March, and the Idaho Legislature, due to adjourn on March 27, has accomplished nothing in my opinion.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Expanded highway doesn't benefit city, residents

In 2018, the Sandpoint City Council adopted the following strategic priorities: responsive government, resilient economy, sustainable environment, vibrant culture, and livable community.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Policy bills target outlet dam, budgets

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

Updated 2 weeks ago
Our nation is in a state of crisis

Our nation is in a state of chaos. Each day we’re reminded of another crisis, each could topple the union of its own accord. This administration doesn’t appear willing to tackle even one. Some cases in point:

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Both victims deserve both support, compassion

A pair of recent letters criticized Herndon and the government for attempting to legislate their “beliefs” about abortion (Daily Bee, Jan. 29 and Feb. 7), but aren't these critics imposing their own “beliefs” on ...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Community's generosity make drive a success

The Sandpoint Lions Club would like to convey their deepest gratitude to the amazing Sandpoint community for helping us make the 2022 Toys for Tots program a huge success.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Transparency important in building trust

Transparency, Emergency Management, and local government spending are the three issues for the first of a hopefully bi-monthly series of articles about Bonner County government. As a newly elected county commissi...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Weather-related closures and the LPOSD

In North Idaho, we are not strangers to cold temperatures or snow! We also have a culture of speaking out about our opinions. This is a good thing! However, I have been shocked by the tone and coarseness of some ...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
How did couplet plan raise its ugly head?

Idaho Transportation Department and the city (non-elected officials) have been talking about the Curve or couplet. How did this project raise its ugly head again? My contact at ITD said: “The city has expresse...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Absentee ballots are not the problem

The Alfieri bill is an example of the foolishness of some legislators. Mr. Alfieri, R-Coeur d'Alene, alleges that voting absentee allows fraud, but there is no evidence of this.

Updated 3 weeks ago
GOP's reason for actions are incomprehensible

I see now that the far right is trying to take away our right to get a COVID vaccine in the state of Idaho.