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

  • Drug crisis… Dear Editor, I am writing about the vicious drug crisis that continues in Bonner County. There are several locals, under the age of 25, sitting in Bonner County jail for recurring drug offenses. One person is jailed now, for violating felony probation for the second time, with a criminal record in both ...
  • Keep public lands public… Dear Editor, As a college senior at the University of Idaho, the pressure to know what’s next is palpable. Inevitably the dreaded question comes up: “What’s next after graduation?” Concerns over opportunity and quality of life ultimately dictate the decision we make when we decide should we stay or should we ...
  • Mayoral thank you… Dear Editor, This is my opportunity to send out a big THANK YOU to the voters of Sandpoint for their 73.3% support of the Memorial Field project. What an awesome outcome! Planning will begin immediately for the construction documents, schedule, bids and construction. Thanks again, voters; we honor and respect your trust. Mayor Carrie Logan Sandpoint
  • Coal trains… Dear Editor, A Coal Train Protest Scenario: Having been out to of town for a while I just recently learned that the Sandpoint city council  had passed three resolutions opposing the increased coal shipments thru Sandpoint. I think that was a lovely, risk-free gesture that is unlikely to have any real effect on ...
  • Nay on Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, Despite the highly publicized support for the proposed Scotchman Peak Wilderness, including from our Bonner County Commissioners, there are many residents in Bonner County who are not in favor of this designation. It is time for a reality check on this. We are told the area must be protected, yet ...