Category: Opinion

Opinion

The importance of choice

By McCalee Cain and McCale Ashenbrener
Reader Contributors

Editor’s Note: This Op-Ed was written from two perspectives – that of a mother and a daughter. The daughter McCalee was given

Bonner Dems urge Inslee to stop smelter

Sylvia Humes
Reader Contributor

With over 20,000 additional trucks and over 15,000 additional train cars moving through our communities every year, we recognize that the collective impacts of the proposed …

Letters

  • Wilderness Does Not Affect Wildlife ManagementR… Dear Editor, As a former wildlife biologist, I call BS on a recent “My Turn” column written by Tony McDermott. Either he is incredibly misinformed, or he meant to mislead others with his absurd statements. The entire article is filled with accusations based on half-truths and outright falsehoods. In particular, I ...
  • Elect Boeck for Rep… Dear Editor It’s time we elect a state representative who will work for everyone in Bonner and Boundary counties. That is why I am voting for Mike Boeck for state representative. For too long I have seen contentious politics get in the way of real solutions for the people of this ...
  • So you want to ban the AR-15 (update)… Dear Editor, Referencing my letter to the editor, from March 22 this year. Quote “So you want to ban the AR-15? Let me tell you what you’re up against. You’re up against the National Rifle Association’s five million members, all paying at least $30 annual dues. That’s $150 million annually. Many contribute ...
  • Vote For Russ Fulcher… Dear Editor, As we approach the primary election on May 15 and are faced with many choices for the 1st Congressional District’s open seat, only one stands out above the rest. Over the past four years, I’ve had the privilege to get to know Russ Fulcher on a political and personal ...
  • Kunzeman For Commissioner… Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter of endorsement for Carol Kunzeman, a candidate for Bonner County commissioner in the Republican primary, because we need local officials who are respectful and listen to their constituents. Carol served two terms as mayor in Ponderay and understands what it takes to balance a budget and ...
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