Letters to the Editor

DALTON: A public apology

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I want to apologize to the Dalton Gardens Mayor Steve Roberge and the City Council for signing the recall petition. I made a mistake! At the time, I did not have all of the facts.A couple of months ago a person came to my door asking me to ...

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LANGUAGE: The ‘so’ epidemic

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a retired college English instructor, I enjoyed Sholeh Patrick’s column about idioms. The only one I hadn’t seen was “rye smile.” A minor but, to me, telling change in language use is that when someone replies to a question or is in a TV...

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BOCC: Serve the people

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently, I have been purging my files from the last 15 years of work in Kootenai County issues regarding land use, and it never ceases to amaze me, the more things change… the more things stay the same. Those placing a high value on the im...

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WALL: The sense of security

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

To George Ives: I respect your willingness to do the research but I ask, wouldn’t the loved ones of those lost to illegal immigrant murderers (Kate Stinely, Ronil Singh, et al.) feel quite differently about the definition of terrorist? Does...

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SCHOOL: Later is a loser

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

So high school kids are “suffering” because they have to get up for an 8:35 a.m. class? Is this really the type of values we want to instill in America’s future workforce, soldiers and leaders? Encouraging kids to sleep in, rather than teac...

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TIME: It’s biblical science

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month we celebrated the beginning of a new year: 2019. Where did we get that number?We designate years of time with B.C. (Before Christi) and A.D. (Anno Domini meaning the year of our Lord). Theoretically, we are now in the 201...

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DRIVERS: Idle isn’t ideal

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling. Unless you are trying ...

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SHUTDOWN: Compromise, or extortion?

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

How did we get to the shutdown and what compromises do the parties want? Before Christmas, the Republican Senate passed a bill to keep government open until February so immigration issues could be worked out (again/still). But the House Rep...

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POLITICS: Letter hits bull’s-eye

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Marvin George Miller: You wanted to get people’s attention especially the Progressive, Liberal extremists like Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi and Charles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer. Congratulations, double kudos you did it! They can’t stand t...

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SENTENCE: A blow to many

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

After coming home from my 16-year-old’s hockey game Saturday, I picked up the paper and was shocked when I read the article about Judge Wayman’s ruling related to the death of Jacob Leeder. I had to read it several times to be sure I was in...

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