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December
U.S. 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.
November
Rosanne Smith: 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 ...
Henry Yoder: 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.
Joe Bialek: 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 tree.
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.
Tony 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 representative.
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.
October
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.
Karl 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 state.
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 amok.
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 District 1.
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 voting machines.
Brian 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.
U.S. 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 groups.
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 Idahoans.
September
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 Enterprise Institute.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: Every year, Idahoans and others in the West suffer through wildfires that damage public health, destroy valuable timber, wreck watersheds and kill wildlife.
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.
U.S. 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.
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