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

  • Wildwood Grilling… Dear Editor, We at Northside Fire District want to send a shout out of thanks and gratitude to Ernie Brandt of Wildwood Grilling for thinking of our staff and much-appreciated volunteers when they were choosing who to sponsor this year for Sandpoint Festival tickets. Your kindness and thoughtfulness to all of us ...
  • Conventions… Dear Editor, What a difference in the contrast presented by our two political conventions. At the GOP convention in Cleveland, fear, hatred, intemperance and unfounded accusations abounded. Donald Trump charged that we were a country in decline and under siege. The facts are that Americans are less likely to become victims of ...
  • Political Leanings… Dear Editor, I the need to get something off my chest and give my opinion as to your informative neighborhood paper. I moved to this beautiful area of Idaho a little over a year ago and feel lucky to live in the Sandpoint area but am so surprised of just how ...
  • Lack of Public Input Concerning… Dear Editor, Our county commissioners are proposing a significant change in the regulations for subdividing land in Bonner County from "Ag 20 to Ag 5." This may sound good in theory, allowing people with larger tracks of land to sell some of it and make a little extra money, but what's ...
  • Animals in Stores… Dear Editor, I am concerned with both the number of restaurants and supermarkets allowing animals into their establishments, as well as the number of pet owners who think they can take their dog into said places. Along with your column The Straight Poop, people think that they can bring their pets ...