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

  • Comments Upsetting… Dear Editor, : There certainly is a great divide in our country, and that gap is largely promoted by people who fail to try to understand each other’s point of view. It’s easy for us to categorize other groups. However such categorizations are not ...
  • Vote For McAlister, Howlett, Meyers and Chilcott&#… Dear Editor, Nov. 8 is a very important day for the future of our country and our Idaho legislative districts 1 and 7. If you believe in and support public education, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you believe in and support public infrastructure, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you ...
  • Scott Has To Go… Dear Editor, Heather Scott, our representative for Idaho House district 1A, has got to go. She is not a conservative. Though I do not agree with conservatives on most issues I do confess that there is such thing as a practical, compassionate, common sense conservative. Heather Scott has none of these ...
  • Ford For Sheriff… Dear Editor, I am writing in support of democracy. We have an upcoming election which should be carefully considered. It is the election for Sheriff of Bonner County. I support Terry Ford as an unaffiliated write-in candidate for this position and here is a list of why I feel compelled to tell ...
  • Vote For Kate… Dear Editor, I have heard about Kate McAlister for years—about her great work with the Chamber of Commerce, her passion for great education, serving on the board of the Forrest Bird Charter School and her work with Angels Over Sandpoint. Every person I talked with had great words for Kate’s involvement ...