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Rosanne Smith:  On the proposed Moyie Springs playground / recreation site
Charity Catlin:  Primary election day is May 15 here in Idaho and the campaigns are heating up as most, if not all, of the winners in May will also be the winners in November. When I'm looking at a candidate for office I have two questions . . .
Adam Newhouse:  Concerns and thoughts about Bonners Ferry's only traffic light.  In some situations it seems to make things a little more unsafe.
Lee Haarstick:  As a Vietnam era veteran, I recognize first hand that patriotism and a determined commitment to our Constitutional freedoms (First and Second Amendment rights) are characteristics of the sacrifices veterans who served endured so that these freedoms are protected by all Americans.
Julie Richardson: A heart felt thank you to each and every one of you who sent us information, messages of support and updated post shares through out this truly terrifying ordeal. From Bonners Ferry to North Dakota, you have all played a part in finding my daughter, Alisa Hannaman.
Rosanne Smith: Wow! Seems the City of Bonners Ferry has money left over from a grant they received and it’s burning a hole in their pocket!
District 1 Representative Sage Dixon: I have received a couple of emails regarding a vote taken on the floor of the house yesterday. Because I am aware that not everybody will take the time to ask for themselves whether something they read on Facebook is true, I thought it prudent to explain the vote on House Bill 463.
Ralph Byquist: My comments may be out of line, but has anyone ever considered extending the four lanes of Highway 95 from the golf course to the Kootenai River Bridge downtown, using bridges like were used in Wallace, Idaho?
U.S. Representative Raul Labrador: By the end of this month, nine out of 10 Idahoans will begin receiving bigger paychecks because Congress and President Trump enacted the most significant tax reform in 31 years.
District 1 Representative Heather Scott: During the legislative session the halls and the Rotunda are always full of citizens promoting their ideas and agendas to legislators. It is a great opportunity to learn how government works and how legislation effects individuals and groups. Last week was the deadline for personal bill introductions in the House.
U.S. Representative Raul Labrador: It took too long, but our legal system delivered a blow for justice this month when a federal judge in Nevada dismissed charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a fourth man.
Debbie Flory: In 2017 we experienced greater economic inequality than at any time in the history of our country. When Idaho Senator Jim Risch voted for the tax bill last month, he voted to cut his own family's taxes by $4-million.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: Since abortion was legalized across America, almost 60 million babies have been denied the most fundamental of all human rights – the right to life. Millions of Americans, however, refuse to surrender to the status quo and continue to raise their voices to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.v
Idaho Representative Ronald Nate: Every year one of the first bills in the Idaho legislature is the Tax Conformity bill. This bill updates Idaho’s tax law making Idahoans' adjusted gross income (AGI) be the same as is calculated on their federal tax forms. This makes taxes for Idaho very easy to calculate because you just take the AGI from the federal form and use it on your Idaho tax form.
Tim West: For those of you who have expressed concerns over the Highway 95 reconstruction project, this is the email I received from Damon Allen at ITD. It basically states that concerns of one citizen are not taken into account, so if you have concerns and want to make a difference, then I ask that you make a simple phone call or write a quick email posting your concerns.
Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little: The second session of the 64th Idaho State Legislature has convened, with familiar faces returning as well as a few new ones. I’m excited to be back and working on behalf of the citizens of Idaho.
Terry Roth: We will never be able to satisfy anyone one in Boundary County anymore. Having to deal with the influx of all these people moving into the county is taking its toll and is most certainly degrading the once wonderful lifestyle most enjoyed here.
U.S. Representative Raul Labrador: In my capacity as chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, today I am joining three distinguished colleagues in introducing sweeping legislation to fix our broken immigration system.
Kirk & Devonna Dixon: Well here we are, voting again this year. With voting fraud at a record level nationwide, where do you imagine it is generating from?
Rosanne Smith: Recently, Stuart Nelson Jr. wrote about growth in the county. While I agree with his concern, I do not agree with his proposals for private property management. I believe that our Commissioners and County P&Z have done an extraordinary job in balancing the wishes of the landowner and doing what is best for the county and its citizens.
Representative Heather Scott: It’s a new year, and expectations are running high that limited-government ideas are spreading throughout Idaho and the country. We are excited to kick off the 2018 legislative session with our first Annual Legislative Review hosted by liberty legislators from across the state.
U.S. Representative Raul Labrador: This week, I voted for a major tax reform bill – the first substantial overhaul of our tax code in 31 years. This bill passed Congress and President Trump signed it into law. I supported this legislation because it will give much-needed tax relief to the majority of Idaho families and businesses. Specifically, it creates a flatter, simpler tax code.
Stuart Nelson, Jr.: It is with great sadness that I’ve observed the transitioning of Boundary County from rural agricultural to suburbia. We are now experiencing a level of chain migration that will exponentially increase the number of residents and eliminate our traditional rural way of life, very soon.
Maridel Merritt: How about a HUGE THANK YOU for the state, county and city road crews, all first responders, tow truck drivers and lineman. dispatchers too. Everyone who has been working very hard to keep all of us safe on a difficult day.
Marc Hansen: Regarding "Open house set on $9.4-million highway project:" You guys are going to create a horrible choke point by the casino area in both directions by following this stupid plan. Do you live in this county?
Rosanne Smith: From “Superintendent’s Scoop” December 4, 2017; “That said, the construction of the high school greenhouse cost more than I anticipated -- $10,000 more!” Am I the only one who wonders where the $2.4 million a year goes?
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: On December 8, 1967 – 50 years ago today – the biggest story in America was the Vietnam War (“2 Battalions of Vietcong Crushed in Mekong Delta” was the headline in the next day’s New York Times); the number one song was "Daydream Believer"by The Monkees; the number one movie was Hells Angels on Wheels (don’t worry, I’ve never seen it either); and the number one toy for Christmas was Battleship. Oh – and that day was the day I was born.
U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador: There are few things more important than our children’s education. I know that from experience – as the father of five kids who attended Idaho public schools, and as the son of a single mom who pushed me to go as far as I could with my education.
Idaho Senator Shawn Keough: I thought I'd send this invitation as this coming Saturday is the day for the Meet & Greet that I am hosting for Jim Woodward and Mike Boeck, and you are invited! This Saturday, December 2, I'll be holding one at Mugsy's in downtown Bonners Ferry from 9 to 11 a.m. and then in Sandpoint from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Elks Club.
Janna Stanford: Can you say "finally?" LOL! Seems like we have been trying to pull this together for a lifetime. We are excited to share that Boundary Discount is going to have another POP-UP store! It's all happening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Thursday, November 30, through Saturday, December 2.
Henry Yoder: Six hundred people got fed at the third annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Boundary County Ministerial Association with lots of other volunteers from the community, including the LDS church, Jessie Murphy and Heather Gray representing the Border Patrol, and two teens from the Explorer program, which is sponsored by the Border Patrol. A Ministerial Association pictorial
Rosanne Smith: There seems to be some confusion regarding my involvement concerning the city Ordinance Codification. Why I was “thrown under the bus” at the November meeting I do not know. But being labeled a “malcontent” is worth it.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: Idaho veterans and veterans service providers have been among those assisting with hurricane recovery and other emergency response. Staff from the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center headed to Puerto Rico to assist. Area veterans and veterans service providers have skills of great use in a variety of fields, especially emergency response.
Pastor Brent Dehlbom: I write to endorse Val Thompson for Bonners Ferry City Council. Val has served as an educator, with a full heart and open mind, for over 20 years. In this capacity, I witnessed leadership qualities that make her an excellent city council candidate.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: One of the best things about my job is helping Idahoans solve problems by turning their good ideas into law. This week, the House passed a bill to enact a really good idea brought to me by a pair of third-generation Idaho loggers.
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