Letters to the Editor

BATHROOMS: Missed the point?

May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

A letter writer May 19 cites examples of transgender bathrooms that have existed on buses, trains and planes for many years. However, her examples highlight bathrooms that only provide for one occupant at a time. My May 14 letter found faul...

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CHOPPER: Serenity’s enemy

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

The quality of life has greatly diminished here in our beautiful area, thanks to the touring helicopter causing noise pollution constantly flying overhead the past two days. Is this the new normal where only tourists count, and residents ca...

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VOTE: Lamenting low turnout

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

What were you doing Tuesday, May 16? Only 4,323 out of 76,096 people took the time to vote?“It was disappointing but not surprising,” said Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon.What a shame that people don’t think the right to vote is important...

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LIFE: Builders and wreckers

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

My mentor impressed on my then young mind that in the world there are only two kinds of people. BUILDERS and the ever-present destroyers, called the Wreckers! The object of the latter is to destroy every good thing that is created! If you h...

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VALUES: Not politically defined

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Attention staff writer Steve Cameron: Political party is not solely or even primarily determined by moral issues surrounding sex. Conservative principles are based on the genius of the Constitution and all the freedoms it guarantees: worshi...

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LIBRARIES: Spending priorities

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

I read the opinion May 17 piece by Michele Veale entitled “The True Value of Libraries.” I know Michele, since I also served as a Community Library Network Trustee and yes, our libraries should be liberally supported and they are of great v...

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VALUES: N. Idaho conservatism

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

My husband and I moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1980 from Southern California (Newport Beach). Coeur d’Alene is a gorgeous city. Had a small town feeling… U.S. 95 had two stoplights (Appleway and Hayden Avenue). The worst news was a cow got loos...

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THANKS: To postal workers

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Saturday, May 13 marked the 25th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Last year, we collected more than 80 million pounds of food nationally, feeding...

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VETS: Message for thief

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

To the person or persons who stole the coins from the Silver Valley Veterans Memorial in Kellogg: You stole from the vets, because the coins were left by someone who had stopped there, and they wanted to let people know they were there, and...

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PROSER: Don’t stop now

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

An open letter to Bill Proser:I can’t thank you and the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy enough for giving my Nicole all the opportunities in life she will have (she will rule the world).Now that you will retire and have nothing to do, Bill, t...

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