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

  • Party Affiliation… Dear Editor, Registering as a Republican or as unaffiliated gives you the most flexibility in primary elections. Political party rules apply to primary elections. You may be required to register as a member of specific political party in order to vote in that party’s primary election. (Republicans have the requirement, Democrats don’t). ...
  • In Response to Ben Olson… Dear Editor, In response to Ben Olson’s Bouquet and Barbs column in the Jan.18 Reader: Ben, as a journalist I was surprised to see what you had written regarding the advisory vote on Scotchman’s Peak. Typically a journalist would have checked the facts before writing on a subject, but clearly you had ...
  • Women’s March… Dear Editor, N.ID Women’s March on Saturday was a great success with 956 attending rally and peaceful march here in Sandpoint. Our theme “First She Marched – Then She Ran!”  grew from the concept that we as women want greater involvement in our government designed to be “for” and “by” the ...
  • Smelter Woes… Dear Editor, I am a citizen of Blanchard and have been working with citizens of Newport Washington to stop the construction of a silicon smelter to be owned and operated by HiTest Sands. We have collected information from other silicon smelters in Iceland, Europe and here in the United States. We are told ...
  • The Right Questions… Dear Editor: In your commentary section on Dec. 28, Phyllis J. Kardos asks a lot of questions, but she isn’t asking the right questions. First and foremost is “Do we want solar panels used in America? And second to that is “Do we want to use computers and other products that use ...
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