Category: Opinion

Opinion

A Few Thoughts … on Miracles

By Sandy Compton
Reader Columnist

We’ve been arguing forever about how we became a species. True, some don’t argue. They just believe one way or another, or accept that they …

Grateful memories

‘Home’ is a moveable feast
By Zach Hagadone

Images of Thanksgiving — at least the idealized ones — are of tables loaded with food in cozy, home-feeling places that are …

Mike’s Corner: Holidays

By Mike Wagoner
Reader Contributor

You know how certain songs can get stuck in your head … maybe like … “Country Roads Take Me Home.” See … you just sang …

November surprise — Part 2

By Luke Omodt,
County Commissioner Dist. 3
Reader Contributor

On July 26, 2023, Sheriff Daryl Wheeler issued a public release incorrectly stating that the fairgrounds financial activity was to be …

November surprise — Part I

By Luke Omodt,
County Commissioner Dist. 3
Reader Contributor

On Oct. 30, 2023, Deputy Prosecutor Scott Bauer submitted a notice of tort claim asserting defamation against Bonner County Clerk Michael …

Letters

  • Wake up and Vote… Dear Editor, Wake up and vote – the Redoubters are! They are taking our community, and we won’t even know it until it’s done. They are getting on city councils, school boards, county commissions and state legislative seats. Their efforts are directed at stopping school levies, stopping wilderness and national forest ...
  • Look at the Facts… Dear Editor, Please vote yes on the upcoming replacement supplemental levy for Lake Pend Oreille School District.  Because the state does not adequately financially support our local educational process, it is necessary to come back to the voters rather regularly to request supplemental levies. Requested is $8,300,000 in 2018 and $8,700,000 in ...
  • Vote in Favor of Levy… Dear Editor, Please vote IN FAVOR of the new school levy on March 14. This two-year levy replaces the old, expiring levy. It is a bare-bones, minimal increase of approximately 2 percent on just the Lake Pend Oreille School District (LPOSD) portion of your property tax.  For a home assessed at ...
  • Don’t Stay Home, Vote… Dear Editor, As a resident of Bonner County, I am asking other voters in this county to vote in favor of the supplemental school levy increase on March 14. I am a retiree who has moved back to North Idaho after many years and always appreciate what value came to my life ...
  • Talk to Congressman… Dear Editor, Congressman Raul Labrador (R) this week co-sponsored a bill by Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) that would eliminate the U.S. Department of Education by 2018. While the bill has been dubbed “largely symbolic,” it reflects the Congress’ new shotgun approach to legislation with the use of the Congressional Review Act; also lined ...
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