Letters to the Editor

Clearing out the mess of over-regulation

March 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm

In a Presidential Executive Order issued February 24, 2017, President Trump called for an extensive review of existing federal regulations to determine whether they should be eliminated. This step to clear out regulations saddling Americans...

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Make Made in the USA Great Again

March 08, 2017 at 6:00 am

President Trump helped me to remember how seldom we see anything made in the United States today. There are a few things on the market that have their roots in our country, but not nearly enough. It is our duty to be loyal to our country an...

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Public school not a daycare center

March 08, 2017 at 6:00 am

I was born in the U.S. arid Southwest in the late 1940s and attended public elementary school where late spring and early fall temperatures were above 100 degrees.The school did not have air conditioning. Each classroom had an evaporative c...

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Scrubbing bad data restores integrity to science

March 08, 2017 at 6:00 am

It was gratifying that an Idaho House panel has approved new K-12 science standards that strike key references to climate change caused by human behavior. Dr. John Bates, who formerly led America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...

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School is not daycare

March 01, 2017 at 6:00 am

I was born in the U.S. arid Southwest in the late 1940’s and attended public elementary school where late spring and early fall temperatures were above 100 degrees. The school did not have air-conditioning. Each classroom had an evaporative...

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Small investment pays big dividends

March 01, 2017 at 6:00 am

As a student of West Bonner County, the term “levy” is not unfamiliar. Before asserting my opinion on the matter, I would like to thank every West Bonner County property owner that has financially supported our schools. I believe I speak fo...

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West Bonner County School District continues to Strive for Greatness

March 01, 2017 at 6:00 am

Strong schools and strong communities go hand in hand, this is more than just a slogan. As a lifelong resident, and fifth generation member of this community, I firmly believe this statement to be true. This is my third year as superintende...

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City plow crews are top notch

February 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

zero dark thirtyCity plow crewsare top-notchAfter reading the article in last week’s paper “Testy encounters” involving plow crews I felt I had to respond.The city crew has been doing a fantastic job this year on the snow removal and all th...

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State stonewalling on textbook costs

February 08, 2017 at 6:00 am

educationState unresponsiveon textbook issueThis is a follow up of my article on the high cost of college textbooks, some in the $200-$300. I had gotten the runaround from the Governor’s Office and the Idaho State Department of Education. I...

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Quality education outside of a classroom

February 01, 2017 at 1:00 am

BOISE — Earlier this month, Governor Otter expressed his focus for education and workforce development in the State of the State Address. Too often as we discuss quality education and its role in the future workforce, we just look to what i...

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