Letters to the Editor

LEVIES: Little now, lot later

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

As an import from Seattle, I warn North Idaho residents. Bill after bill, levy after levy were approved by voters, adding to our property tax to the point our 960-square-foot house was paying more than $5,000 a year. Be careful how you vote...

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PRESS: Don’t encourage extremism

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two weeks ago, the Kootenai County Republicans held their annual Lincoln Day fundraiser. The keynote speaker was Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, a far-right group whose events regularly attract white nationalists and other extre...

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DRILLING: Not for Idaho

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Beware the Ides of March.Seven western states, Idaho included, have now had portions opened up for drilling for gas and oil. It has been determined the Sage Grouse does not need to be protected, so their habitat will now become the habitat ...

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PRESS: Fact-check opinions

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am very disturbed about the number of letters that you print about the new abortion bill, mainly because there is a misconception that it allows babies to be murdered after birth. There is a law that prohibits infanticide, which has not b...

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PRECEDENT: President, tread lightly

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

President Trump has threatened to veto legislation that blocks his authority to declare his wall an $8.6 billion emergency. The president is creating a very dangerous precedent. A future president could declare gun control as an emergency a...

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McGEACHIN: Already time to go

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s spring time and with the spring comes the need to clean out the closets. I was surprised to learn that our lieutenant governor is Janice McGeachin. The lack of any information or news on her says that she was being kept in a political ...

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HEART: These folks have it

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

After reading Kerri Thoreson’s column Wednesday, I would like to add my kudos and appreciation to the Kootenai Heart Clinic. After my heart attack, I was taken to the E.R., where I received the same kind of treatment Kerri described. This c...

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GUNS: Doc’s opinion DOA

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

“Would you feel comfortable with your physician or nurse being armed as they lean over you to offer their care?” asked Dr. Mike May, a surgeon who’s armed with sharp deadly weapons when he leans over you.Dr. May used irrelevant anecdotes (P...

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SCANDAL: Suspecting Democrats

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am curious to know whether the participants in the big college entrance scandal were Democrats since their actions mirror that of Democrats in Washington?RALPH HALLOCKSandpoint

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GIFT: The kindness of strangers

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

On March 4, my cousin and I were able to brave the never-ending winter and treat ourselves to a lunch at the Cracker Barrel. Although this may seem trivial to some, it was very trying for us. You see, we are both disabled, elderly women. It...

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