Letters to the Editor



Idaho Freedom Foundation - Stop promoting ways to mess with freedoms

Phil Haunschild of the Idaho Freedom Foundation says the government shouldn’t have to pay newspapers to advertise public notices to “We the people.” Why did Haunschild send his guest opinion (July 25) to newspapers when, as he states, only thirty-three million people receive newspapers? Because more than thirty-three million people read newspapers.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


USFS manages forests strictly for its money

A local spokesman for the Forest Service did make a statement, which I totally agree with 100 percent. He stated that, “In 2015, 56 percent of the Forest Service budget was spent on wildfires. In 1995 it was only 16 percent, and in 2025 it is projected to be 67 percent.” Yes, our forests are being managed strictly for money for the U.S.F.S. agency.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Compression of compassion

Hysterical and hypocritical invective have no place in political dialogue. ICE and Homeland Security are working within the constraints of court rulings and are the law of the land. Fact: Politically, there is a pathological hatred of Donald Trump

August 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
  

Difficult enough to survive, and state wants to penalize

Believe me, no one is going to Disney Land (sic) on food stamps, TANF, Social Security, and/or Social Security Disability. (The rules governing these programs are extremely prohibitive). Then, there are the consequences for violation of the rules: You must pay back funds and/or jail time is imposed – both of these have longstanding consequences when looking for a job.

August 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
       

Bertie’s secret weapon a quiet trust in God

But Bertie had a secret weapon: quiet trust in God who resists the proud, but grants grace to the humble. His radio speech inspired: “I now call my people . . . [to] stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial . . . ."

July 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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