Letters to the Editor

HJR 2: Blows away balance

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

One area where Idaho gets it right is with our fair, balanced redistricting process. It is deeply concerning that there is a bill making its way through the House to change that. Currently there are six members on the bipartisan commission...

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DUELISTS: Try this, Congress

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The recent Readers Write offering by Dan Oleynik entitled “WRITERS: Duelists are missed” got me to thinking of a unique way to settle bitter arguments between congressmen. If an argument seemed severely bitter and unending, the Speaker of t...

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MEDICAID: Do your duty, legislators

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) is pleased with the Idaho Supreme Court’s decision to rule that Medicaid Expansion in Idaho is constitutional. We, the KCDCC, have passed multiple resolutions urging for the support a...

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PAVING: Upon further review…

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

My email dated Feb. 1, 2019, to Kootenai County regarding the conditional-use permit request by Thomas Tallent and Coeur d’Alene Paving was provided before I received additional information from a meeting in Athol regarding this issue. As a...

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CONSUMER: Keep column going

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

I just want to let you know how much I appreciate Terri Dickerson’s column and Bill Brooks’ before her. It is always something that is much-needed information and I always look forward to reading it.Don’t stop printing it, please.ALICE WILL...

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NIC: Snow days needed

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

My name is Hope Allen and I am a student at North Idaho College. The last snow storm we had, despite 76 school districts closed due to “inclement weather,” NIC stayed open. Despite the roads being extremely hazardous and unsafe they wouldn’...

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HJR 2: In a word, dumb

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Listen up fellow Idahoans. There’s deep trouble bubbling in the legislative cauldron in Boise. They are fixin’ to pack the state Redistricting Commission so that one party draws the lines. I mean the Republican Party. House Joint Resolution...

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POEM: For Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

She told him to write her a love poem, But a love poem that would truly capture her heart, A love poem that could take her breath away, A love poem from which her soul would never part, “My dearest allow me to love you by letting me do the ...

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NIC: A sports bias

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Once again Al Williams has shown his lack of concern of any other sport besides men’s basketball. In Steve Cameron’s column on North Idaho College exploring a new gym on National Women in Sports Day, Al Williams points out men’s basketball ...

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LEVY: How to effect change

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Idaho’s constitution states “It shall be the duty of the legislature of Idaho to establish and maintain a general, uniform and thorough system of public, free common schools.” It is not the duty of the taxpayer to fund schools. This respons...

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