Category: Opinion

Opinion

Education: the road to prosperity

By Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Mayor Shelby Rognstad.

Last week the city co-hosted the first ever Manufacturer’s Summit here in Sandpoint. Roughly 40 business leaders from the region gathered with …

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The LPOSD supplemental levy:

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles related to the upcoming March 14 vote on the Lake Pend Oreille supplemental levy.

Letters

  • City resolution… Dear Editor, As disappointed as I was with the outcome of the Refugee Resolution I want to thank Mayor Rognstad for his leadership and maturity on the issue. During an extremely difficult time, he was able to see and feel the wedge driven into the heart of Sandpoint community and the divisive ...
  • Immigration… Dear Editor, Consider the Muslim refugee situation in Scandinavia and Europe, remove the blinders, and contemplate reality. Frankly, I’ve had enough of the blinkered, politically correct world of tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism, sensitivity training, compassion, and other feel-good edicts of such importance to the obsessively offended warm and fuzzy crowd. Where is it written ...
  • Sandpoint’s resolve… Dear Editor, Last Wednesday I asked the council to withdraw the Resolution Affirming the City of Sandpoint’s Commitment to Human Rights and Non-Discrimination. I had proposed the resolution because I felt it was important for the City to take a symbolic stance affirming our compassion for those fleeing extreme violence and ...
  • Disappointed… Dear Editor, I was dismayed to hear that Mayor Rognstad buckled under pressure and took his proposal to welcome the Syrian refugees off of the table. “Welcome Back to the White Homeland!” I hear the voices of the dissenters in my head: “We hate everyone who is not like us. If you look different, ...
  • How would you like the world to be? Dear Editor, I dreamed about us. All of us. Under the stars, silent, deeply troubled people sat around a small fire on a very long night. Then the fire became the burning heart of Earth and around it the firelit face of every human soul. The world’s pain upon us, the ...