|Letters & Opinions
Congressman Raul Labrador:
Some Americans are so disappointed by the result
of the election that they call for abolition of
a 229-year-old institution that has kept our
nation strong and united, the Electoral College.
Moyie Springs News ... Seems the city council
has filled the position of mayor with Chad
Farrens and appointed Heather Andrews to fill
the seat vacated by Farrens. Also, in other news
you won't see with your monthly water bill ...
I want to thank all the volunteers who
participated in the second annual community
thanksgiving meal last night and especially
Tammy Schneider and Lisa Carle for your hard
work and good job in running the operation.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution created the
Electoral College as a result of a compromise
for the presidential election process.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo:
Idaho fifth grader Isabella Gerard submitted
this poem, titled “Pristine Idaho Mountains,”
which was selected at random from more than 200
entries from students across Idaho. As the
contest winner, Isabella will be flown to
Washington, D.C. to join House Speaker Paul Ryan
and me to push the button to light the national
Elden Koon and Craig Johnson:
On behalf of the Boundary Community Hospital,
the Board of Trustees and staff, we would like
to thank the community for passing the
Supplemental Levy for the hospital.
Jim Paulus: I wish to express my
whole hearted support for the hospital levy. Why
is the hospital asking us tax payers for this?
Because the hospital wants our citizens in our
community to be able to get the very best
medical care possible, without taking our needs
out of our community.
McDermott: Heather Scott should not
be reelected. While I would agree that she has a
small group of hard core, extreme republican
supporters in the Panhandle most of the voters
have not closely followed her performance as our
Charlene Godec: Take a look at
Heather Scott’s website as well as the Idaho
Redoubt News. You will be able to see what Scott
really stands for in North Idaho.
Larry D. Nelson: I am writing in
support of the Boundary County Community
Hospital levy on November 8. I do this for two
basic reasons that I hope will also be the
motivation of the members of our county.
Dye: I’m writing to share my
support for Kate McAlister in her campaign for
State Representative 1-A and excited to ask you
to vote for her. But I’m also writing to share
my fears about the future of our end of the
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter:
Continuous bickering and name calling at the top
of the ticket in this election year are
understandably creating a lot of anxiety among
voters. So there’s no need for anyone to add to
that angst by frightening folks about the Idaho
Legislature having too little authority to
protect them from government bureaucrats run
Charlene Godec: Elections are about
choices and choices are about values. The race
between Heather Scott and Kate McAlister
provides a very clear choice for the voters of
Kirk Dixon: I want to thank Rebecca
Husbey for her letter. Voter fraud is wide
spread this election year. I was saddened when I
heard that Boundary County got the machines.
Rebecca Huseby: Folks, I have just
received word from a state representative that
the people have the right to refuse to use the
Zimmerman: Dave Kramer is the right
choice for Sheriff. I have heard and read the
rumors and falsehoods circulating about Dave and
his lack of qualifications.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: The men
and women who serve in the Guard and Reserve and
their families give immensely of their time and
talents to serving our nation. Their skills and
commitment also add great value to the workforce
and our communities.
Congressman Raul Labrador: As we
near the end of the 114th Congress, many groups
have released their scorecards rating members of
Congress on their performance. I’m happy to
report that my record of fighting for jobs,
growing our economy and a smaller, more limited,
government has been recognized by four important
Crapo working to improve health care for vets:
Idaho veterans and their family members have
made it clear that the Veterans Choice Program
(Choice program), created to make it easier for
veterans to get health care, does not work for
Senators James E. Risch and Angus S. King:
In the 2015 novel Ghost Fleet, the U.S.
is challenged in a future war by a
technologically savvy enemy. The enemy exploits
the cyber vulnerabilities in a U.S. military
that has grown overly reliant on highly
networked and computer-dependent weapons
platforms. Left nearly defenseless, the U.S.
comes to realize it must rely on long-retired,
technologically simpler and ultimately more
dependable weapon systems to fight back.
Senator Mike Crapo: Thank you to
the approximately 4,000 Idahoans who attended
the town meetings I held in every incorporated
city in Idaho over the past two years. Your
thoughtful insights reinforce my belief that the
best solutions for good governing come from the
ground up. The angst in our country is clear.
Much of this frustration is driven by decisions
and politics in Washington, DC.
Congressman Raul Labrador:
Americans spent $1.89 trillion to comply with
federal regulations last year. Amazingly, that
figure exceeds the combined individual and
corporate income taxes the IRS expects to
collect for the 2015 tax year, $1.82 trillion.
This hidden tax amounts to nearly $15,000 per
U.S. household, according to the Competitive
Congressman Raul Labrador: Every
year, Idahoans and others in the West suffer
through wildfires that damage public health,
destroy valuable timber, wreck watersheds and
Howard Kent: When Mike Ashby made
mention of Stone's Hill (School
in a small town: First Grade Memories),
it also triggered memories for me. I grew up on
Monroe Street in the 1940s and 50s, just a
"stones throw" (pun intended) from Stone's Hill
on Van Buren Street.
Representative Raul Labrador: On
Friday, I completed my summer tour of all 19
counties in Idaho’s First District – the most
beautiful in America. Spanning from Canada to
Nevada, the nation’s 18th largest district
covers almost 40,000 square miles; 99.4 percent
of that land is rural.
Bonners Ferry GROW: Gardeners for
Regional Organic Wellbeing — GROW! — thank all
the supporters including so many members of the
Bonners Ferry community as well as from
surrounding towns and Montana who bought tickets
for our recent raffle which raised over $900 to
fund ongoing operations.