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

  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I've read many letters to the editor and online posts saying the Facilities Planning Committee was hand-picked by Superintendent Shawn Woodward. I served on this committee and while not sure if I was "hand-picked," I am honored that I was asked. Perhaps volunteering weekly in the schools is an ...
  • Vote No to Levy… Dear Editor, A small but dedicated group of citizens have attended most of the Lake Pend Oreille School District school board meetings over the past year and a half. They watched issues evolve. They have read the facilities master plan in its entirety and many other documents. The school board will ...
  • Support School Levy… Dear Editor, I support the $55.1 million plant facility levy for LPOSD because it is necessary and vital to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students to learn. Yes, it is a lot of money, but it is an investment in our schools. I am retired and no longer ...
  • Support the Levy… Dear Editor, I plan to vote for the LPOSD levy on Aug. 30. There are no additional sport fields being created; current ones are just being moved to better utilize the limited acreage that the school district has. Baseball and soccer will still have fields to play on and there will still ...
  • Lighten Up… Dear Editor, After reading your "Barbs" section on Thursday, I was somewhat surprised at your reaction to "Black lives matter cattle roadblock." I'm sorry, but I guess I'm not that politically correct, and thus, not offended by this silly and laughable little posting. I guess you can find racial overtones in anything ...