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FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2017

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Change in 7th District

It is time for a change to our representation in Olympia. We have an opportunity this November to replace our 7th Legislative District representative and senator. Our incumbents seem to place investors and corporations ahead of us and our neighbors.

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Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Fliers in Sandpoint

Something as anonymous as a flier, cowardly distributed by night, leaves everyone in the dark as to what the activist's motives are. Some people wish to create the sense of a well-organized white-supremacist presence in our area. Let's caution ourselves to generalize and point fingers from any side, for any reason.

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Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Stuckart backpedals

I was pleasantly surprised to see that city leaders were finally doing something to help small-business owners in the downtown core combat the effects of the transient population. I applauded the initiative to put down basalt rock under I-90 to make it uncomfortable for the transients to set up camp. The same initiative that was expedited through the council by Ben Stuckart.

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Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Traffic goal is congestion

Sprague Avenue, a major arterial was closed for months, millions spent, and to do what? To ease traffic? Nope, the polar opposite, to reduce four lanes to two, the so-called "road diet" that has become the mantra of our City Council.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2017

Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Blood on altar again

The moral fiber of our country rots from the acid of greed, fear, and insecure egos. We fear our neighbor, strong women, transgender people, gay people, foreign people and, simply, most people. We place our faith in guns not God.

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Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Why homelessness?

I live downtown. Homeless people camp on my property. They steal, vandalize, leave their waste. I know of low-income housing that is a nightmare to live in because these and other problems abound.

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