Category: Opinion

Opinion

What went wrong?

By Karen McGhee
Special to the Reader

“We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families.” This sentiment, expressed by Jeb …

You, robot

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Alas, this is the mind-numbing monotony of everyday life: the alarm beside your bed rings, you hit the snooze button, wake up again, go to …

Mayor’s Roundtable: Growing pains

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is growing. The population grew 5.1% in 2017, far above the 1.2% annual average. We are seeing development throughout the city in residential …

Letters

  • Three Cheers for Science… Dear Editor: Three cheers for science education in Idaho and the recent decision by the House Education Committee to approve and implement new science standards including references to human-caused climate change. Access to the most current information is paramount in the education process, especially in the field of science. Students in Idaho ...
  • Confusion About Republicans… Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Cort Gifford’s LTE in the Feb. 22 edition of the Reader: One of your questions was “Where are all these scientists?” As a former Princeton graduate student in the geosciences, I’ll give you examples of where they are. The Princeton Environmental Institute, a “center of excellence ...
  • Vote for Mike Boeck… Dear Editor, I  urge voters in District 1 to vote for Mike Boeck in the May 15 Republican primary elections. Mike is a fourth generation resident of Bonner County, and is very qualified to do the job in Boise. I have personally met with him about the issues I feel are ...
  • Honest Conversation… Dear Editor, It may be acceptable to rabid partisans if their favorite candidate or opinionator misrepresents the facts or misleads the voters, but professional journalists know that their code of ethics calls for them to “verify information before releasing it,” “take special care to not misrepresent or oversimplify” or to “never ...
  • I Love Science… Dear Editor, A few months ago I read a May, 2011, Scientific American article, “Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, why so many people choose not to believe what scientists say.” I love science. I subscribed to Scientific American all through high school. However, what follows are some reasons why I, at times, ...
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