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

  • Idaho Gives… Dear Editor, Idaho’s largest day of online giving – is coming up on May 3. With so many nonprofits doing so much great work in our area it can be tough for donors to decide where their dollars are most needed and will do the most good. When I was younger and ...
  • Vote in Favor of Wilderness… Dear Editor, Impressed by magnificent mountains, forests and waterways, we moved to Bonner County in 2004. Having lived all across the country, we were drawn here by the abundant public lands. We read in the Daily Bee about Forest Service public planning meetings which had been going on for a year. We ...
  • Brad Little For Gov… Dear Editor: In this upcoming election, there is only one clear choice for the next Governor of Idaho. Brad Little is far and away the most qualified candidate in this race and will provide the leadership Idaho needs moving forward. As a rancher and businessman, Brad understands the proper role of ...
  • Vote Englehardt for Assessor… Dear Editor, It isn’t very often that a person of Dennis Engelhardt’s caliber is willing to step into public office. Dennis has committed his adult life to his fellow citizens, beginning with the US Marine Corps followed by a long and rewarding career in law enforcement. He was the administrator of large ...
  • No on Scotchmans… Dear Editor, May 15 could be our last chance to save the Scotchman Peaks area from  being permanently locked up into Federally restricted wilderness. This would prevent future generations from having any say in the management as conditions change. This wilderness movement is being led by and  funded by some out ...
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