Letters to the Editor

Why does district want to raise salaries?

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

We’re faced with another property tax raising school levy in March which I was told by one of the school board of trustees was primarily for wages. However, I was stunned to learn the chief financial and operations officer of the Lake Pend ...

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Shutdown would be more palatable if it benefited vets

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’d be a lot more receptive to this government shut down if it were to gain funding for our Veterans and especially those 22 daily that can no long cope with their demons and kill themselves.KEITH NIELSONShelley

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Have ID legislators sold out to Big Pharma?

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

No mater what your personal beliefs on the effectiveness of vaccines, I want to raise awareness to Big Pharma’s influence on dissolving our nation’s most valuable founding principle: freedom. It is happening right here in Idaho, right now. ...

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Congress only cares about itself, despite new diversity

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

I recently listened to a PBS segment where it was noted the 116th Congress would be the most racially diverse ever, and have the greatest number of female members ever.So what? Will racial diversity and more females suddenly make senators a...

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Reflections on panel’s success, achievements

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Committees are essential to the legislative process. I am privileged to serve on committees that encourage pro-growth economic policies and prioritize constitutional principles. Beginning in 2017, I had the honor to begin serving as Chairma...

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2019 legislative session is off and running

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

2019 is off and running and with it comes a new Idaho legislative session. I travelled down to Boise last Thursday just as the event-filled inaugural weekend kicked off. Things are all abuzz in Boise with a new governor, a new lieutenant go...

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It all comes down to a matter of trust

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It all comes down to a matter of trust. Should we have trusted tobacco industry spokesmen who for decades downplayed the health hazards of smoking to protect profits? Should we now trust the climate change naysayers who parrot the misinform...

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Sandpoint is paying region’s highest gas prices

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a list of gas prices in the region as of 9 p.m. Jan. 2, 2019: Sandpoint $2.69/gallon; Clark Fork $2.65; Blanchard $2.59; Spokane $2.55; Bonners Ferry $2.51; Post Falls $2.49; Rathdrum $2.49; Priest River $2.49; Coeur d’Alene $2.39; S...

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Political cartoon requires apology to ICE

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Your political cartoon for Thursday, 3 Jan is disgusting. It perpetuates the leftist progressive lies about border security issues and degrades those public servants working hard under very difficult conditions to secure our nation from inv...

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5G dangers outweigh potential benefits

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

In her letter “Sandpoint doesn’t need to be a ‘smart city’ ” (Dec. 16, Daily Bee), Anne Chamberlain expressed concerns about 5G technology, which is likely coming soon to a street corner near you. Unfortunately, with the apparent “need for ...

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