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

  • Weapons Flyer in Bad Taste… Dear Editor, On February 28th I received a flyer from North40 in my mailbox and noticed they advertised a sale on two assault weapons (AR-556 and AR-15). I like the store but at this point in time, just two weeks after 17 people were killed with these types of killing weapons ...
  • How Did We Get Here… Dear Editor, Terrorism is an egregious act designed to instill fear in people so deep and so entrenched in our psyches that the results are paralytic. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is the result. School shootings are one form of terrorism. In today’s world none of us is immune to this process. ...
  • Sound Money Bill… Dear Editor, Regarding the February 22 Reader article, “Idaho Senate committee kills popular sound money bill;” at the beginning of the article you identify the writer as JP Cortez, but at the end of the article he is identified as JP Morgan.  I find this somewhat ironic, as it was J.P. ...
  • Medicaid Expansion… Dear Editor, Idaho has not accepted Medicaid expansion and the federal dollars that go along with it. Why? Consider these facts: •288,426 - The number of people covered by Medicaid and CHIP as of June 20, 2016 •150,000 - The number of additional people who would be covered if we accepted the expansion •54,000 ...
  • School Shooting… Dear Editor, When the father of a slain student from the Florida high school where 17 students were murdered rose at a CNN town hall meeting, he confronted Sen. Marco Rubio saying: “What you and our president did today was pathetic,” meaning they had done nothing to stop such shootings at ...
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