Category: Opinion

Opinion

Volunteerism: Part 2

By Linnis Jellinek
Reader Contributor

VIP is the name, and volunteering is our game. We connect people who want to volunteer with organizations in our community that need them! We …

Love your neighbor in 2019

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

If there’s one thing I learned after spending 25 days on a sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s that I have no …

Volunteerism: Part 1

By Debra Townsend
Reader Contributor

It’s that time of year where you’re either making New Year’s resolutions, or you’re rolling your eyes at your friends and family who are making …

Inside Foster Care

By Jeremiah Saint
Reader Contributor

According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, in the year 2017 there were a reported 442,995 children in the foster care …

Letters

  • Ford For Sheriff… Dear Editor, I am writing in support of democracy. We have an upcoming election which should be carefully considered. It is the election for Sheriff of Bonner County. I support Terry Ford as an unaffiliated write-in candidate for this position and here is a list of why I feel compelled to tell ...
  • Vote For Kate… Dear Editor, I have heard about Kate McAlister for years—about her great work with the Chamber of Commerce, her passion for great education, serving on the board of the Forrest Bird Charter School and her work with Angels Over Sandpoint. Every person I talked with had great words for Kate’s involvement ...
  • Dissension Obnoxious… Dear Editor, Jodi Rawson’s Sept. 29 letter to the editor took issue with my letters directed at Ben Olson. She stated “…the dissension is becoming a bore”. What she really meant to say is “the dissension has become obnoxious.” If Olson, like Trump, wasn’t such an overweening person and had just retracted ...
  • Not Convinced Re: Harassment… Dear Editor, Re. “Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters”. Really? An unnamed community organizer from an unnamed place is whisked away to an unnamed place because he claims being harassed day and night, in two counties, and we are supposed to believe this ...
  • Only Candidate Qualified… Dear Editor, In the race for President, there is only one candidate that is qualified for this critical job. As a conservative editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal noted, Hillary Clinton’s election is all that can save us from the “reign of the most unstable, proudly uninformed and psychologically unfit president ...
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