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

  • Howlett for the House… Dear Editor, Elect Stephen Howlett to the Idaho House of Representatives. He is a small-business owner in the construction industry. He knows our communities, the timber industry and what our needs are. Stephen will support rural communities by keeping the timber industry vital and build an economy that puts working people back ...
  • Use Your Head, Not the Media… Dear Editor, To start off, I’ll be the first to admit that I dont agree with everything Donald Trump says or does, and I disagree with some of his policies. However, that being said, the reason I will be supporting Trump are: The media, the establishment Democrats, the establishment Republicans, the U.N., ...
  • Swing and a Miss… Dear Editor, Ben Olson’s Oct. 6 Bouquets & Barbs column said Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem is not right. All the veterans I know, including myself (U.S. Army, ‘65-’68), support Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem. Olson invoked his father’s military service, which he has every right to be proud ...
  • Please Vote… Dear Editor, On Nov. 8, Boundary and Bonner Counties have an opportunity to vote for positive change. Please vote for my friends: Stephen F. Howlett, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat B; Kate McAlister, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat A; Dave Kramer, Boundary County Sheriff; and Tim Tucker, Boundary County Commissioner. I ...
  • Kate for the House… Dear Editor, There is nothing wrong with District 1 that what's right with District 1 can't make so much better! And that is why we support Kate McAlister for District 1 State Representative. Kate is doing an exceptional job as president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce to nourish the business ...