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

  • Preserve Wilderness… Dear Editor, Preserving wilderness and protecting natural resources are issues that deeply matter to me, and I strongly support designating the Scotchman Peaks area as wilderness. Our public lands are to be managed for multiple uses. We have thousands of acres of public land in the Idaho panhandle that are currently ...
  • The Kids Need Us… Dear Editor, Last year, my husband and I moved to Sandpoint. Before making this decision, we spent a great deal of time researching not only the community but also Lake Pend Oreille School District (LPOSD) to make sure it was a place we would want our children to go to school. ...
  • DayBreak Scholarship… Dear Editor, The DayBreak Center Devotee Scholarship Fund needs replenishing! This scholarship fund was created to help families who care for a loved one at home with dementia, Alzheimer’s or some other type of cognitive decline. Their loved one can attend the DayBreak Center for $10 an hour and the scholarship fund ...
  • Get Out of Health Care… Dear Editor, For six years the Republicans have called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Now that the Republicans have complete power here is one of the health care options that the very conservative Liberty-Republicans like. Liberty-Republicans believe that government should get out of health care all together. Well over ...
  • ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor’… Dear Editor, After watching the news with my grandma I was brought to tears.  I saw that hundreds of people were being thrown in jail, thousands are hiding and another mass movement is towards Canada as a result of our new president. My grandma quoted the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your ...