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

  • Beware of False Candidates… Dear Editor, I want to alert everyone who will be voting on the Democratic ballot in the upcoming primary election on May 17.  There are two people who are running unopposed on the Democratic ticket that are not supported by the Democratic party. In Legislative District 1 for State Senator, Steve Tanner ...
  • Go Scarlette Quille… Hello Scarlette, It’s going to be difficult to top the “Gardetto’s” column. Your wit, sarcasm and humility were appreciated. Wonder if some shrink will steal your test and deny you fame. Sure enjoy your style! Anxious to read more of your goods. Yours, Eric Sandpoint P.S. Ever been desperate and ate the last of the sesame ...
  • Undersheriff’s Actions… Dear Editor, Regarding the article in the Daily Bee on April 14, 2016, I would ask simply that our current Sheriff Daryl Wheeler address the issue of his undersheriff in a public manner. First, all deputies are sworn to uphold the law and to protect the citizens of Bonner County. Since, your ...
  • Support Terry Ford… Dear Fellow Bonner County Residents, I am supporting Terry Ford for Sheriff of Bonner County. It is seldom I talk about personal issues but I think this is relevant. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. I had to go to Spokane for surgery which left ...
  • An Open Letter for Gov. Otter… Governor Otter, Thank you for your important and courageous veto against the “Bible-in-Schools” bill. I live in Sandpoint and am a retired professor of physics from the University of Idaho. As a scientist, I could envision that if the Christian Bible were brought into a science class, a public-school, a science teacher ...