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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…

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I read the article by Robert Zimmerman you reprinted from Zimmerman’s site behindtheblack.com and asked a physician friend to help me understand all the numbers better. Dr. Ben Ianzito helped me write the following.

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Would those involved in the discussion with the St. Maries Chamber of Commerce concerning the cancellation of the 36th annual Christmas in St. Maries celebration please explain in this paper why they waited until two days before the event to force the Chamber to cancel?

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I once again, unfortunately, opened my paper to find a letter from Ms. Barbara Leedom, So. Yarmouth, MA. And, once again, I wonder why Ms. Leedom feels that we should be subjected to her progressive diatribes? Why must she constantly preach to us the virtues of her way of thinking and living…

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We journalists all make mistakes, commit typos and do all we can to make sure we get the stories right.  We all need copy editors. We check our assertions. We do not use wishy-washy words such as several, few, many, some, vast. In our columns we do not stoop to name-calling. We recheck and l…

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What a wonderful election week we have witnessed. I have to say I am so pleased with the outcome to this point (Monday, November 9). President Trump has succeeded in exposing the bones and heart of the Democrat Party. The lawlessness and corruption at the heart of their party cannot be made …

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When you worship at the altar of secular humanism, political correctness is a core tenant of your belief. The gospel of political correctness is the practice of self-censorship. If you can’t be shamed into self-censoring, there are powers that will impose it on you, certainly, if you live in…

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In sorrow and trepidation I look at our flag, it's bleeding. We ordinary, people peacefully paying our taxes and trusting in Providence for protection, now know that the sanctity of one person, one vote is no longer ours. For this reason, today, Friday, Nov. 6. I removed my name from the vot…

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Long-time St. Maries resident, Terrie Derry, has been struggling for years with end-stage liver failure. This week, Terrie and her family got some exciting news. While an inpatient at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, she was notified that she moved up to #1 on the transplant…

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Politics is a dirty business. I do not understand why it must be that way, but nevertheless, it is true. I think 2020 has proven to be the worst year for politics since I’ve been alive and the year is not yet over with. Every day we hear some outrageous statement or accusation that tops the …

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I am writing you about the city ordinance “Sidewalk Vendor License”. I am not a business owner, but I have been working with large and small business for a few years now.

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Yesterday, Oct. 27, you were invited to our St. Maries Library to learn about and question our three sheriff candidates regarding our First Amendment rights.

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To respond to the inaccuracies and name-calling in Mr. Deaver’s Oct. 14 letter. I subscribe to this paper because my brother lives in the St. Maries area, and I feel it’s important to see news and opinion from where he chose to live.

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Anyone still doubting that there is a prolonged and protracted communist revolution taking place here and now, needs only check their normalcy bias and/or educate yourselves with the history of the past sixty years or so.

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Mr. Stricklin’s comments last week were a little misleading. Tami Holdahl has the experience and qualifications necessary to serve as our Sheriff.

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The Community Presbyterian Church 2020 Bazaar Committee appreciates our wonderful community for the support of our annual fundraiser over many years.  We strive to put on a bazaar that lets us distribute financial support to several community organizations but sadly, this year, we will not b…

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Readers who respect and support the rights of a minority, I write to encourage every Idaho voter to vote NO for the State Constitutional Amendment that will appear on our November 3 ballot.

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I had no idea my letter would reach all the way to Massachusetts and provoke a response from Barbara Leedom. I will clarify my facts, opinion and sarcasm as simply as I can so they can be more easily understood.

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Jack Buell is a conservative and has served his community well for many years. Jack was born and raised in this area, working his way through the ups and downs of the timber industry. He knows and loves this area and is constantly using his own equipment and money to improve Benewah County a…

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I have been gunsmithing for 57 years. I want to thank all the great people in this area that supported my shops here for the past 30 years. I have decided to reduce the shop to more of a hobby.

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In response to Richard R Deaver’s letter of Sept. 23. "Stand against the cowardly, nameless, masked extremists" it’s important for readers to comprehend the difference between opinions and facts.

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Right now it feels that we are living in a world gone mad. Covid-19 has impacted every country on earth, and it feels like it’s never going to end. There’s a tension in the air that we are mostly unaware of feeling, as if we’re not able to draw a deep breath anymore.

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For our state and local politicians and law enforcement personnel, a quick review of the Idaho State Constitution, Section 11 gives our citizens this: “Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.”