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

  • Cartoons… Dear Editor, I take exception to the recent cartoon in the Reader showing both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with the caption, "Pick Your Poison." First, I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, but now that Hillary has been selected as the Democratic Nominee, I will work for her election. As my wife ...
  • No to Levy… Dear Editor, Lake Pend Orielle School District has proposed a $56 million levy on taxpayers to fund their new capital expenses. This would increase taxes for six years, in addition to taxpayers already supporting their operational budget; a hefty request. LPOSD has proposed an enormous sports facility. This will eliminate a recently ...
  • GOP Woes… Dear Editor, The Republican Party has been building toward Donald Trump since 1992. They lost the White House, to which, after 12 years, they seemed to feel entitled. They dealt with the Clinton Administration as if they viewed him as a placeholder. They seemed to think if they obstructed and prevented ...
  • LPOSD Levy… Dear Editor, Lake Pend Oreille School District has proposed a school levy to extract $56 million from our community to fund its facility expansions. This includes an addition to the existing high school, constructing a new middle school, an enormous athletic center for little jocks growing up, a "vo-tech school" addition ...
  • Protests are Vulgar… Dear Editor, I was very much looking forward to Wednesday's farmer's market with the kids. We parked and walked over only to overhear another mom say to her kids, "Don't look!" Naturally, I looked. The spectacle was the vulgar anti-abortion sign. Why were they there? I feel this was not the ...