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

  • Just like Laura… Dear Editor, Several hundred people, or so it appeared, showed up last Sunday afternoon on a grassy knoll on Lakeshore Drive to celebrate Laura Bry’s life of goodwill and good work. She had died of a heart attack at 53. As we listened to and empathized with the emotional tributes from ...
  • Highway 200 roadside cutting wrong… Dear Editor, They are the minions of the Sarnonian, Darth Vadian, and Voldemortian absolute worst agency in our state—those who do the dirty work for the ID(I)OT Machine. I usually include that middle “I” when describing this arrogant and seemingly all-powerful government agency—the Idaho Department of Transportation. I rarely know, and ...
  • Sandpoint Lions Club gives thanks… Dear Editor, The Sandpoint Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Papé Machinery for their participation in this year’s Independence Day Celebration. Without the generous gift on a 2015/2016 season ski pass and Papé’s assistance in purchasing a John Deere Gator, the Lions Club would ...
  • Climate change real… Dear editor, Shelley B. from Sandpoint states in her letter to the editor that “it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists.” The subject she is referring to is from an article “The Threat of a Warmer ...
  • Government ≠ scientist… Dear Editor, I read with interest the article “The Threat of a Warmer Tomorrow.” In fact it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists. Typical of this is the latest fuss by the FDA over trans fat a.k.a partially ...