Letters to the Editor

Call on congressman to support Alzheimer’s research

April 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

a call for actionUrge lawmakers tofund Alzheimer’s researchThe Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence, lack of effective treatment and enormous costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Idaho,...

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District should pull out of gun show

April 05, 2017 at 6:00 am

background checkDistrict should pullout of gun showThere are no background checks, no questions asked at the Priest River Gun Show. Who can buy a weapon? Anyone — felon, wife abuser, someone with a violent record — Anyone. You’ve just got ...

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Urge Labrador, Simpson to close gender pay gap

March 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

equal payUrge Labrador, Simpsonto close gender pay gapDo you know what April 5 is this year? It’s the day that we “celebrate” when the typical woman working full-time in Idaho catches up to what a white male was paid for the previous year d...

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No army is better than its soldiers

March 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

During your lifetime, you have heard of wars, battles, generals, countries, but you don’t hear much about the simple SOLDIER. Poilu refers to a World War I French infantry soldier. We have many Poilu’s right here in Priest River, and many o...

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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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