Category: Opinion

Opinion

Love Lives Here

By Jim Healey
Reader Contributor

Hate-filled fliers left in citizens’ driveways here in Bonner County. A peace flag ripped down from a local’s front porch here in Bonner County. Racist …

Is your heart a black hole?

By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
Reader Contributor

A solitary friend and I spent a week in a cabin in Covelo, Calif., speaking of astrophysics while I was cross referencing Bill Bryson’s …

Battle Call

By Michael Jacobson
Reader Contributor

In March 1991 unsettling photos of C-130 military cargo planes laden with flag draped coffins filled the news media.

We were in Afghanistan.

Prior to …

My summer at the Reader

By McCalee Cain
Reader Intern / Cedar Post Editor in Chief

This summer at the Reader, I learned many technical lessons — the proper AP formatting of numbers and …

Letters

  • Disturbing the Peace…   Dear Editor, It seems the rights of our citizens, and the citizens right to peace, have been bumping heads lately. Two issues have cropped up lately that unsettled my otherwise peaceful day. First, when the pro-life people strap megaphones to their chests and audibly dominate the Farmers’ Market, are they not disturbing ...
  • To Idaho Lawmakers… An open letter to Idaho state legislators: Once again, you spent your time and citizens’ tax dollars to pass laws that make sense and help Idaho operate more efficiently. Our July 1 local newspaper detailed six new laws that were effective as of that date. One I found particularly interesting: ...
  • In My Opinion… Dear Editor, In my opinion, there are many things that I feel are essential to Sandpoint's quality of life and are worthy of supporting with tax dollars: Police and fire safety, clean water and public access areas, green space for camping and family outings, libraries that are well-stocked and well-maintained, and ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Money has always been a controversial subject. Finances—along with politics—don't always make for polite dinnertime conversation. But what about education?  Should we avoid that subject as well? In the last century, when many of us readers went to school, it was a relatively simple affair. A new notebook, a new pencil ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am writing to support the LPOSD Plant Facilities Levy on Aug. 30. In short, this measure and the project that will follow is much needed and overdue in our community. I have seen the schools, walked the halls and sat in the classrooms that will be replaced, and ...