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

  • Hooray for a Vibrant Community… Dear Editor, Good god! Did you see all the fantastic events, charities, and educational opportunities going on in our community in last week’s Reader? The Bonner County History Museum’s latest exhibit, a CNC router course at MakerPoint, a walking fundraiser for the homeless, Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 26), an Origami ...
  • Vote for McDonald… Dear Editor, I have been an active attendee of the Bonner County Commissioners’ weekly meetings for six years. I have been very impressed with what Commissioner Dan McDonald has accomplished during his first term. In 2016 Dan campaigned on responsible, business-oriented management of the county’s budget and assets and bringing a ...
  • McDonald Deserves 2nd Term… Dear Editor, Rarely does an elected official step into office and keep their campaign promises. Dan McDonald is such an official. In 2016, Dan ran on efficiency and cost-cutting. And not only has he kept those promises, he’s gone above and beyond. Unlike his opponent, whose prior stint as Ponderay mayor admittedly increased ...
  • County’s ‘Amnesty’ Plan May Cause Unpleasant Surpr… Dear Editor, Unpleasant surprises may face many Bonner County landowners. The County is considering undermining 27 years of countywide zoning by allowing illegally created parcels created Nov. 18, 2008, to be lawful through “amnesty.” This waives 27 years of zoning standards, like lot size minimums, and 13 years of subdivision standards, like ...
  • Vote Them Out… Dear Editor, High school students leading marches in the streets demanding gun reform have captured our nation’s headlines recently. They remind us that while adults have failed to stop school shootings, perhaps this new generation can — and that the right to live is more important than the right to own ...
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