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

  • Schools Need Support… Dear Editor During my eight years with the city as both a council person and mayor, I was aware of the many inquiries that new businesses would make about our town and base their decision to locate accordingly. One question that would often come up which we did not have a ...
  • Reader Bias… Dear Editor, I spend my winters in Florida then return to my Idaho garden in May-there's not much time to read newspapers, but have skimmed through a couple of Readers this summer. Each time I noticed the the Reader seemed biased towards liberalism. One issue had a article written by Mr. Gier ...
  • Vote for Kate… Dear Editor, Two very different candidates are running for election to the Idaho House of Representatives seat 1A. There are basic differences in their beliefs and how they will represent all residents of District 1. Before casting your vote take time to consider what the future Bonner County, Legislative District 1 ...
  • Donation Protest… Dear Editor, I recently visited your fair city of Sandpoint. It is a wonderful town in a beautiful area full of kind and lovely people. An exception to this was Scott Herndon and his "society" and their disgusting anti-choice signs. Initially, I was upset and frustrated when I saw this. Then I ...
  • Pro Life in Sandpoint… Dear Editor, Some folks have got very upset about the signs that a pro-life group have been displaying at the Farmers Market. I have seen one article in the Sandpoint Reader and then another opinion letter in the same periodical. I noted that both seem to come from folks that seem ...