Letters to the Editor

SCANNER: A jail necessity

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

I was very happy to see The Press highlight the need for a body scanner in our county jail. The sheriff’s department has asked for a body scanner during the past few years of budget preparation. The commissioners, in my opinion, didn’t real...

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POEM: Ode to a state rep

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

There once was a representative Whose name was John Green, His Uncle, Sam, and him never got along Because they never agreed on anything. Mr. Green had eluded his uncle, But alas Sam got the better of him, When he found Mr. Green’s friends’...

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VETERANS: Good, bad, ugly

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Idaho HB No. 492 is a long overdue property tax reduction for 100% disabled veterans, but it seems the state of Idaho and the Veterans Administration don’t agree on who is totally and permanently disabled. A veteran that has a 100% unemploy...

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BROOKS: Commish deserves support

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

I wish to express my thanks to one good County Commissioner, Bill Brooks, for the job he has done for this county. He has shown respect to the taxpayers and citizens of Kootenai County.As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, I wish to express my ap...

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TRAFFICKING: Sickening closer look

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

You may think illegal immigration is a problem, but you should know that human trafficking is at the core of that and numerous other crises. It is the motivation for much of the apparently absurd opposition to enforcement of immigration law...

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DEBT: Too heavy to lift

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another year, another trillion dollars added to our National Debt — now $23 trillion. Let’s review once again: • One million dollars in hundred dollar bills weighs approximately 22 pounds. • One billion dollars weighs 22,000 pound...

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TRIAL: Best president ever

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

If you can’t see that this impeachment is a complete criminal hoax, an attempted coup, you should be ashamed. There’s still time to support this great president and help preserve our country as founded.One only needs to watch what is going ...

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JURORS: Questions and decisions

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar…Senate jurors…Before we the people agree to your jury service, the selection process must take place.2 QUESTIONS REQUIRED:1) Are you running for President Trump’s seat?2) Would yo...

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CIVILITY: Let’s eat and talk

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

Remember when you were young and those rare occasions when your grandparents invited you to dinner in a fancy restaurant? It meant wearing your Sunday best, maybe even a pair of white gloves? On the way to the restaurant you rehearsed in yo...

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IMPEACHMENT: A hoax indeed

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

I think we should follow the suggestion of President Trump, who calls the impeachment a hoax. The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives the following example of hoax: “The bomb threat is probably a hoax but should still be investigated…”PAUL C. ...

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