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Watching world news recently my attention was caught by the number of burials taking place around the world (because of COVID) and I wondered how long before some restrictions on internment would be made.

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I wanted to respond to the article about Healthcare Sharing Ministries. I have been part of one for over 11 years. I’ve served on their steering committee for nine years, had a baby, had two surgeries, ER visits, doctor visits, prescriptions etc. and I can tell you that they work.

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We are losing three very valuable St. Maries school district employees this year. Mr. Andersen currently is our Middle School principal and his wife Mrs. Andersen (an elementary teacher) are retiring at the end of this school year. I don’t know if we can talk either of them into staying. In …

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I find Biden’s willing embrace of American Rescue Plan legislation that’s supported by more than 75% of Americans a clear-cut case of putting Americans needs first. You have to know that the Democrats are the only ones who truly care about real Americans. Not a single Republican lawmaker in …

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The Idaho legislators every year shirk their constitutional obligation of properly funding education. Rather they choose to put the burden on Idaho’s property owners with bond levies. Adding insult to injury the legislature appears bent on cancelling the Idaho lottery from participating in P…

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As the “new guy” on the city council, in an appointed (not elected) position, I feel the need to express support for Mayor Tom Carver. In my months of attending meetings trying to learn how city government works, as well as my more recent months serving on the council, I have found Tom to be…

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I would like to congratulate Mr. Huff for his reporting, revealing facts pertaining to the city’s decision to cancel the law enforcement contract with the county and hire the chief of police chosen 3 ½ years ago. You broke down a little of the city’s brick wall transparency policy. Like thei…

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Seeing the Olrando, FL, C-PAC Republican extravaganza made me think of the Chinese saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Most certainly the six-foot golden statue of their idol the “Donald” in all his magnificent glory with red, white and blue shorts and even his golden wand to bless…

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In my several years of serving as chief of staff here at Benewah Community Hospital, I have had the privilege of working with the entire BCH team to provide outstanding and compassionate care to our friends and family here in St. Maries. This past year has been a once in a lifetime experienc…

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The thing that baffles most opponents of Trump is that he and his supporters show a blatant disregard for facts. My understanding that factual and non-factual truths could coexist grew after a long period of intellectual dissonance between scientific and religious belief.

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I had decided to drive to Coeur d Alene on this past Saturday morning. It was a beautiful morning and as I was leaving town driving down Main Street. I saw a family walking up the sidewalk, one of them carrying a small child on their shoulders. I noticed as they were walking a woman with the…

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Please allow clarification of your recent editorial where you wrote of MA Democrat governor. The governor, Charlie Baker, of MA is a Republican. If he were a Democrat, the correct way he’d be called would be Democratic Governor (not Democrat) Baker. We do not call Republican governors, Repub…

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I am writing to ask for the public’s support and YES vote for the St Maries School District’s supplemental levy that is on the ballot March 9, 2021. This levy is a replacement for the current levy that expires June 30, 2021. It seeks the exact same amount of funding as the expiring levy prov…

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I was pulled over twice last week for minor infractions. I deserved a ticket for one, and received none. Instead, I was witness to two of the most professional officers I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

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My name is Tina McGann and I am the proud parent of three students at Kootenai High School. I am writing to you today to encourage voters to support Kootenai School District’s supplemental replacement levy March 9.

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First off, thank you Doug and Kristi Payne for your work at maintenance and facelift for the Loggers Memorial on Main Street. Yes, there have been those who have lost their lives in the timber industry and it is important to remember them.

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Gazette Record readers, if you have been watching the real news (FOX) you would be aware that Biden just allowed 12,500 illegals from our southern border into the USA, all with no health checks for COVID.

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“It takes a village to raise a child “ is a well-known proverb. It draws us back to the meaning of community and how important it is to get support from others for helping to raise our children. Kids will also benefit from being around different people and learning from other adults. In othe…

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Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher. Burke is regarded by most political historians in the English-speaking world as the father of modern British Conservative. Winston Churchill quoted him often, Russell Kirk’s “The Conservative Mind”, in 1953 used Burke as …

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My fellow Idahoans, in particular, those who are excited that our state senate has introduced a “heartbeat” bill (S1085) that will presumably diminish abortion in our state.

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Just read your latest diatribe. This hypocritical socialist thinks that the problems in this country come not from the left, but from reactionary fascists like you. (Does it surprise you that we hypocritical socialists also know how to call people stupid names?)

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The nation has already decided that it needed a new president. That was resolved in November. What it is witnessing is evidence that it also needs a new Republican Party.

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Saturday’s CDA Press carried a report on Friday’s basketball game between Lakeside and our Lumberjacks. This nail-biter classic game was won by our Lumberjacks. Both teams played with great skill, heart, sportsmanship and class.

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We are now approaching one full year of being told to be afraid, stay at home, close our businesses, cover our faces, social distance, and it is to keep us safe, safe from each other, while most all small businesses have been erased, and our economy destroyed.

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I don’t dispute the genuine horror, outrage and sadness genuinely patriotic people feel at seeing the desecration of one of the most potent symbols of American democracy. I share those feelings. But another part of me is glad about it.

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In response to the column, Logic from the Left, it is a shame and a disgrace that a 15-year old girl lost her place on the cheerleading squad to using the N word on social media. Yes, she should have not done so. Yes, much rap music is what you call sewer music, meaning, it’s assumed, dirty.…

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The Founding Fathers were considered “terrorists” by the British long before that word was fashionable in the media of the day. But to generations of ordinary citizens and veterans yearning to be free they were patriots.

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I am writing about a seduction that happened in our country. In a seduction the party being seduced is conned into believing what the seducer is telling them even when what is being told is distorted or even  not true. The problem with this is that sooner or later the seduced ends up being h…

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Just retrieved my copy of the weekly wipe from the Post Office and read through it. Good information on vaccinations, great stories on the local teams, and the Sheriff’s log was entertaining as usual.

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I was dealt a triple header over the holidays. I spent three weeks here in our little hospital for surgery. I was in for my birthday, Christmas and New Year’s. The nurses and aides went above and beyond the entire time I was there. Each one on duty on my birthday came to visit. Even the docs…

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This letter hopefully will capture the attention of our elected officials at the county, state, and national level. If you take your oath of office seriously you would do well to take heed to the collective wisdom of the electorate.

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When there is a fire raging, the first act must be to deal with the major source of danger. The first duty of government is to protect the people of this country. This should not involve forcing us to endure the worry of even one more day with a man empowered to activate weapons of destruction.

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On January 6 we witnessed frustrated patriots and violent Antifa Democrat Party operatives storm the Capitol Building. We also witnessed the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed female military veteran (think LaVoy Finnicum). They never used live ammunition on BLM or Antifa when they were killi…

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In the event of President Biden striking a nuclear deal with Iran or North Korea, he should not repeat the mistake of the first Iran deal:  It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected sites. 

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Just a short note to express my disapproval of your paper’s reporting.  Why did you ask non-citizens of St. Maries to comment on items that affect its citizens?

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Today we took our American flag down because we’re so ashamed that our representatives have supported and allowed this evil man, President Trump, to incite and cause the riot on this day. We’re sending our members of Congress a piece so they can burn it or desecrate it to their liking.

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The Mayor and City Council recently decided not to renew the protection contract with the Sheriff’s Department.

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Why is the U.S. Supreme Court ignoring 18 claims of fraud in the Texas brief? Suppose all 18 claims of fraud are legitimate. A stretch, but …   how many votes that represents. 18?100? 1,000? 10,000?   Biden won by 7 million votes.

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The city council has been in a squabble with the sheriff for a long time. Up until now it seems more like something we see in middle school. I think the sheriff’s office has been doing a good job. But last week it got serious and their fight is going to cost you a lot of money.

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Many, many years ago Socrates was quoted as saying, “There are three types of people. Those who see, those who see when shown, and those who do not see.” If there was ever a time to see, it is NOW.

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Now there are a couple of politically-incorrect terms. Why would anyone spend a lot of their hard-earned money on beans, bullets, TP, batteries, flour and sugar and whatever else, instead of motorized toys, granite countertops, liposuction, smart phones, and showroom vehicles?

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Our county hospital and clinic are a focal point for the injured and sick in our area and are served and greeted by the employees with open arms at personal risk to their own health and the health of their families. In my opinion they are this year’s unsung heroes. All they ask is some small…

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I seem to recall a moral lesson about loving thy neighbor. I wonder whatever became of that. I suddenly realize our American society has degraded to a point where we are no longer united but divided. Today, we are Democrats or Republicans, maskers or anti-maskers or us and them. We can’t suc…