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Reminder on election letters to editor

Just a quick reminder: After this issue you have just four weeks to write letters prior to the Nov. 3 elections.

Looking forward to what is next

Newspaper people can be a little self-important at times: We get to spout on about how we would change things if we were in charge and, at times, we get to choose who we congratulate. We also use up newsprint and black ink when we retire.

Large fires do more harm than good

Letter: Leonard Wallace, New Meadows

In the Sept. 17 issue of the Star News was a viewpoint entitled “Fire is a part of nature not a demon.” Yes, a small fire of 100 acres or so would probably be beneficial to the forest and wildlife, but a fire of several thousand acres does more harm than good. But, by the same token, after a fire gets more than 10 acres in size the Forest Service, with their current fire suppression policy, has only two chances of putting the fire out, slim and none, without help from Mother Nature.

Education lawsuit will force sweeping consequences throughout Idaho

The lawsuit announced against the Boise School District is one worth watching because it will have sweeping consequences throughout Idaho. While the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s complaint is directed at the Boise School District, it’s not the only school in Idaho where taxpayers are being forced to subsidize labor union organizing activities.

The Skunk Chronicles

You know when something happens and it has some humor but you can’t quite laugh about it yet? We had one of those moments Monday night, Sept. 14.

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Fighting drug problem starts in your bathroom

Fighting the drug abuse problem starts in your own bathroom.

Crisis creates perceived threats

Letter: Alfred Holden

The paradigm of perpetual war for perpetual peace...

Idaho ranked 32 in ‘gun-friendly states’

Letter: Jack Mosher

Did you know that, when it comes to “gun-friendly states,” Idaho is ranked 32?

Pocketing cell phones for the sake of education

Many educators believe mobile education is the next big thing, but the reality of students using their phones for educational purposes remain a roadblock for administrators and technology coordinators.

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Clean up, manage to lessen likelihood of this happening again

Letter: Carol Asher, Kamiah

As many others have already done, I, too, wish to express my appreciation to all of the selfless firefighters...

Telling us animals more important than human life?

Letter: Erin Chmelik, Summit Academy, 8th grade

I disagree with Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts. I am very disappointed in my fellow man with respect to life, especially the most vulnerable and the most innocent person.

Declare forests abandoned; manage with sustained yield

Letter: Don Smith, Riggins

I have never heard of any plans to give publicly managed timberlands to timber companies to log, but it sounds like a good idea to investigate.