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. …

Letters

  • 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 ...
  • Commissioners Flaunting Regulations… Dear Editor, The Clagstone Meadows incident is the latest in a disturbing string of actions by county commissioners suggesting a disregard for the laws they’re tasked with upholding. The project—a win-win for sportsmen, conservationists, and Stimson Lumber Company—was opposed by two commissioners in an illegal letter that they composed in violation ...
  • Land Use Code Changes… Dear Editor, There has been much news about the recent changes to the Bonner County Land Use code and in the county Planning Department. I am often asked “what happened and why should I care?” Good questions. What happened? The county commissioners recently changed the land use code in two ways. The ...
  • Bay Trail Not a Party Spot… Dear Editor, It’s beginning to be very busy at the Pend Oreille Bay Trail. Please be good neighbors and remind people who use the trail to park at City Beach or the former Windbag Marina and enjoy the walk to the trail. The small parking lot at the trail head is ...
  • A Slippery Slope… Dear Editor, I see a very slippery slope to losing religious and philosophical medical exemptions for children whose parents have nothing to do with “faith healing.” It was tragic Swan lost her child, such as with any parents who loses a child. Meningitis is horrible, however there are no guarantees whether hospitalized ...