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

  • A choice in candidates… Dear Editor, Four years ago, Mo Dunkel ran for mayor of Sandpoint. He lost the election, but not his opportunity to participate in City government. He has NOT participated. He has NOT joined a City committee (choices include: Planning & Zoning, Arts, Parks & Rec, Pedestrian & Bicycle, Tree, and Historical). ...
  • Impending lawsuit… Dear Editor, I must inform you of my impending suit against the Reader.  My eyeballs strained so hard trying to read the map of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, (Oct. 8 issue) that they got hernias!  Seriously though, for those “older” people that read the Reader, a blown up map ...
  • Rebuttal to a rebuttal… Dear Editor, Golly Ben, did I get under your skin? What surprised me most about your rebuttal to my Oct. 15th letter (“Expletive deleted…”) is how you took the low road and made it a personal attack of me. You made it personal Ben, why? Are you that insecure? In fact, ...
  • Shelby the best choice… Dear Editor, I am part of a large group of people who live outside of Sandpoint, but consider Sandpoint home. Sandpoint is where we go for our groceries, entertainment, eating out, and where we attend church. We are invested in Sandpoint. What happens in and to Sandpoint is important to us. Sandpoint ...
  • Candidate responds… Dear Editor, I found it ironic that Mr. Macdonald criticized my “un-responsiveness” to city residents while at the same criticized my opposition to increased coal and oil rail traffic. Somehow he fails to realize that the coal/oil train issue has repeatedly drawn more public participation than any single issue before council ...