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

  • Goats, hikers and bean bags… Dear Editor, Sandy Compton was, of course, correct in pointing out that the goat problem at Scotchman Peak was, in fact, a human problem. I think that the hikers that feed the goats should be shot with bean bags. Then, if the offending hikers continue to think it is cute to feed ...
  • Expletive deleted… Dear Editor, My letter in the Oct. 8th Reader had an . I can maybe see an argument for little (I really can’t), but THE!? What was the that bothered the Reader… ...
  • Turn Halloween candy into cash for critters… Dear Editor, The kids have enjoyed going door-to-door in costume trick-or-treating. The homeowners (the ones with their lights on) have enjoyed seeing the kids all dressed up and having fun (and perhaps remembering the joy of Halloween when they were kids). Now the kids have an entire pillowcase filled with candy that ...
  • Administrator hiring process… Dear Editor, Many years ago, I was working as an Engineering Manager and decided to seek a new job opportunity. I knew that I would have to manage this process carefully as I suspected that had my boss found out what I was up to that I would have been fired ...
  • Sandpoint is better than this… Dear Editor, Like many others in our community, I was disgusted and disappointed that someone stooped low enough to send out “robo-calls” using racist and homophobic comments to slander one of our candidates for mayor of Sandpoint. I was also faced with the question of how to respond. I recalled how, in ...