Letters to the Editor

JUSTICE: Death Row blues

September 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The following information is available on the web for anyone interested. I just thought it good to remind folks how our justice system has failed us. We have the following eight killers on death row, one killer and rapist on death row for t...

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PRESS: Get act together

September 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s a pretty simple letter, you don’t really have an editor do you? Mistakes in headlines, and Thursday’s story about Freeman: one killed, next sentence and three students killed. I thought “oh gosh all the shot students died.” Nope, just ...

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RELIEF: Rednecks in bass boats

September 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the deadly hurricane that devastated huge areas of Texas, much of it in the Houston area, America has witnessed the truth about itself when it comes to diversity and genuine caring.FEMA is doing its job (notice the lack of wh...

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CAROUSEL: What’s ahead

September 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’d like to thank the members of our community who wrote letters to the editor regarding our historic Playland Pier Carousel. In only four months of operation, we’re excited that 17,000 people have been able to ride this beautiful attracti...

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CLIMATE: Walk the talk

September 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

“We can walk and chew gum at the same time.” It’s a phrase I’ve heard numerous times from President Trump’s press representative in a variety of contexts. Yet, the head of the EPA can’t answer a question about the cause or causes of changes...

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GARDENS: Growing fondness

September 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Coeur d’Alene Garden Club,I would like to send a loud shout out to the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club for their continuous support of our greenhouse and school vegetable gardens at Hayden Meadows Elementary School. Thanks to the Garden Club...

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WALL: Not taxpayer problem

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

I have a suggestion for President Trump on how to pay for the border wall. If the millionaires and billionaires who pay little or no taxes (including himself) would donate money, it could be built without the average taxpayer being billed.T...

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COUNTY: Elect, don’t appoint

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

From Roman bureaucrats in the ancient world to English Royalty in the American Colonies — tax collectors, document recorders, treasurers, coroners and virtually all government positions were appointed by the powerful. The election of such p...

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COUNTY: A better way

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Local governments generally follow three forms or some variation of each strong mayor, weak mayor and council manager. Although the form of government is more dependent on people to be efficient, I believe the council-manager offers the bes...

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COUNTY: No czar wanted

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

I strongly oppose your endorsement (Editorial of Sunday, Sept. 10) of a professional administrator to run Kootenai County because this powerful bureaucrat would not be elected by the citizens and therefore not held accountable to them. They...

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