Category: Opinion

Opinion

This week at the Capitol

By Sen. Maryanne Jordan
Reader Contributor

Rep. Sue Chew is helping fight soaring drug prices by expanding who can donate unused medications and what organizations can receive them. On Monday, …

Billionaires: heroes or zeroes?

By Jodi Rawson
Reader Contributor

Billionaires only began to exist around a century ago, starting with “oil magnate” John D. Rockefeller in 1916. Today there are around 2,500 billionaires, and …

Back from the dead

It was four years ago this week that the Reader came back from newspaper purgatory. Founded in 2004, the first iteration of the Reader published every week for over eight …

Benefits of a second rail bridge are unclear

By Chantilly Higbee
Reader Contributor

Optimization is important to the sustainability of any industry. Transportation by rail is no exception. However, the benefits gained by working efficiently should be balanced …

Letters

  • Shelby the best choice… Dear Editor, I am part of a large group of people who live outside of Sandpoint, but consider Sandpoint home. Sandpoint is where we go for our groceries, entertainment, eating out, and where we attend church. We are invested in Sandpoint. What happens in and to Sandpoint is important to us. Sandpoint ...
  • Candidate responds… Dear Editor, I found it ironic that Mr. Macdonald criticized my “un-responsiveness” to city residents while at the same criticized my opposition to increased coal and oil rail traffic. Somehow he fails to realize that the coal/oil train issue has repeatedly drawn more public participation than any single issue before council ...
  • Negative campaigning… Dear Editor, Its known by every voter and is commonly hated by all, often used as an excuse to not vote by many. It sickens the election like a disease and is highly contagious, spreads faster than wildfire with nearly exact results. You are hard pressed to find a proponent of ...
  • Unhappy camper… Dear Editor, I thought I was the only one that saw Mr. Santa as an unhappy camper.  It’s nice to see there are two of us. Bill Litsinger Sandpoint
  • Experience not necessary… Dear Editor, Somehow there are those who believe that experience on the city council is either a prerequisite to or a huge advantage in a run for the mayor’s office.  Au contraire. As a resident of 68 years, I’ve followed city politics for at least 50 of those years. I can tell ...
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