Letters to the Editor

CLIMATE: Get to causes

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Monday’s weekly column on weather by Randy Mann dealt with “the destructive wildfires erupting across the West, and in Europe as well.” Mann referred to an article in the journal Earthsky, saying that “fire seasons in this country have expa...

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TRAFFIC: A tunnel proposal

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today was another day of frustration on U.S. 95. No accidents but traffic this morning, well after rush hour, was over 20 cars deep coming in from Hayden to Appleway, more cars than can hit a green light cycle. It took 25 minutes for what I...

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THANKS: Sign of cooperation

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

After repeated car crashes at night — the last crash was July 22 — on an unmarked curve on English Point Road, Lakes Highway District acted promptly to install a left curve sign. Several groups helped:Tow services provided statistics (thank...

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CLIMATE: Trust the experts

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

I note with interest Wednesday’s letter by Preston W. Wilson Jr. He complains about Cliff Harris and Randy Mann, but all he succeeds in doing is make himself look very uninformed. He says: “The planet is warming due to use of fossil fuels.”...

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NFL: Front-page worthy

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

My husband and I were touched by the special message addressed to the NFL by Janice Camarena. We would like to see this letter go viral. Please forward her letter and see that it gets the same amount of publicity the football players got th...

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SMOKE: Change filters too

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sholeh Patrick’s column on the subject of energy use was a good reminder. I would add one item: Change your furnace filter at least four times a year. Most manufacturers recommend six times per year, which in our smoky, allergy-laden air lo...

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MEDICAID: Vote for expansion

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Margaret Thatcher says “socialism is great until you run out of money.” I would like Sen. Bernie Sanders’s response to that little complication. Medicare for all and a free college education sounds heavenly, but will the government take my ...

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EMPATHY: Where have you gone?

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Webelievewevote.com might be the most infuriating anti-non-white Christian group yet. To actually sit in church on Sunday and listen to their video invitation to visit their website of political endorsements and repudiations is exactly why ...

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HONESTY: One shining example

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

A huge thank you to the anonymous, honest citizen who turned in a pink purse to the police at City Park last Friday. After realizing that I had left my purse at a picnic table, I returned to find it missing. It was wonderful to examine the ...

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POLITICS: Signs of concern

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lt. Gov. Brad Little gave his view of Idaho IF he becomes governor of Idaho to the Coeur d’Alene Press. In an earlier forum this year, he said if governor he would prosecute doctors and women who choose pro-choice for themselves. He would s...

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