Category: Opinion

Opinion

Living Life:

By Dianne Smith
Reader Columnist

Jeff D. was a 15-year-old who, after being declared emotionally disturbed and mildly mentally disabled, was placed in the custody of the state of Idaho. …

Civil asset forfeiture invites abuses

By Christian Rose

Reader Contributor

Benjamin Franklin once said, “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.’ A truer statement couldn’t be …

Letters

  • Keep Sunnyside Cedars… Dear Editor, The Reader’s article on “Residents organizing to stop timber sale” quotes Fish and Game Supervisor Chip Corsi saying “Sunnyside Timber Harvest is the most effective means to manage woodlands in the Sunnyside region due to its landlocked nature, proximity to rural development ...
  • Benefits of Keeping Sunnyside Cedars Outweigh Nega… Dear Editor, As a resident of Sunnyside, I was pleased to see coverage of the proposed timber sale within the peninsula in the December 1 issue of The Reader. Along with other Friends of Sunnyside Cedars, I oppose the logging of the two parcels. I am not a forester and realize that ...
  • Scared for my Country… Dear Editor, The majority of Americans did not vote for Donald Trump; they voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2 million voters, the largest margin of popular votes ever lost by a candidate who won the election. Trump had charged that the “voting system was rigged.” ...
  • How Do People Become Radicalized…? Dear Editor, How do people become radicalized? 1. They are seeking an identity or peer group. 2. Many are loners. 3. They are looking for something that gives their life purpose. 4. They feel a need to be noticed. 5. They feel rejected by the culture around them. 6. They feel disenfranchised (feel deprived of power, right ...
  • Give Love to Creations… Dear Editor, I am as wary as many of us to tone down the consumer impulses that strike during the holiday, but in spite of my wariness, I’d like to shine a light on a unique non-profit community gem called Creations located in the back of the Cedar Street Bridge. Many ...