Letters to the Editor

AHCA: No deal, GOP

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage, so I am not affected by this AHCA unless you also start playing with Medicare. However, I paid attention to this GOP proposal on how it might affect the general public. I must say that it puz...

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MINE: The human cost

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I have been reading articles that have statements from Phil Baker and Luke Russell, and I keep seeing them mentioning how the Lucky Friday Mine is Hecla’s “highest cost mine.” After reading this over and over again, it has got me thinking a...

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DOG PARK: Responsibility missing

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I recently visited the dog park near Cherry Hill. I remember it as being a clean, pleasant place to take my dog. The park is a literal cesspool. At the first gate there is about 8 inches of standing water. Walking along the perimeter of the...

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STRIKE: Support the miners

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Steve Gregory and I, of Sunwood’s Cowboy Bar-B-Q, did our good deed for the day by providing lunch for many of the miners working the picket line at the Lucky Friday Mine. Being solid union guys, Steve and I had to show our support for thes...

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LUXURY: Remember poor, too

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

For some time I have been concerned about the trend to fill every available building space in the downtown area with “luxury” high end and expensive condos and apartments. Think Shady Pines replacement and the proposed structure at Eighth a...

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LAKE: A bleak outlook

March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Having read the unreferenced opinions of Ed Javorka’s less than optimistic view of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s future in his March 11 My Turn, I came to the conclusion that I needed to see if there was information on the internet that could pull m...

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MARRIAGE: Religion unhitched

March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The following remarks are not in support of The Hitching Post specifically, but to the position that the Christian must violate Biblical teachings and requirements in order to accommodate the desires of the Pagan society we find ourselves i...

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LIQUOR: License changes needed

March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I definitely do not agree with Dave Pulis’ March 10 letter regarding the Liquor License Reform Plan. First of all, this is not about big business trying to influence law, this is more likely about small business owners and operators trying ...

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FENCE: An expensive statement

March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

A recent letter pointed out that the “wall” on our southern border will be only a “statement.” I agree with that idea, and I think that is precisely Mr. Trump’s purpose. A statement.But…if it is truly just a “statement,” then I also agree t...

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CATHOLIC: Attacks old news

March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

A very interesting letter from Arnie Anton in the March 12 issue of the Coeur d’Alene Press. Mr. Anton is in serious need of some education. To begin he refers to the long-ended sex scandal that plagued the Catholic Church several years ago...

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