Category: Opinion

Opinion

Let’s give all this hate a rest

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The past week has just been awful in America. 

A man who killed two people in a Kentucky grocery store last Wednesday allegedly entered a …

Ben Olson is a degenerate

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Contributor

Dear Robo-Caller,

Let’s be clear: Ben Olson is a degenerate, as your recent robocall impugning him and the Sandpoint Reader put it. He’s much less …

Letters

  • In My Opinion… Dear Editor, In my opinion, there are many things that I feel are essential to Sandpoint's quality of life and are worthy of supporting with tax dollars: Police and fire safety, clean water and public access areas, green space for camping and family outings, libraries that are well-stocked and well-maintained, and ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Money has always been a controversial subject. Finances—along with politics—don't always make for polite dinnertime conversation. But what about education?  Should we avoid that subject as well? In the last century, when many of us readers went to school, it was a relatively simple affair. A new notebook, a new pencil ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am writing to support the LPOSD Plant Facilities Levy on Aug. 30. In short, this measure and the project that will follow is much needed and overdue in our community. I have seen the schools, walked the halls and sat in the classrooms that will be replaced, and ...
  • Vote Yes for Schools… Dear Editor, It seems that this levy has become a personal issue- where certain people are being accused of having a personal agenda in building new schools in our district. I agree—this levy is personal—it is personal for every family who sends their students to our deteriorating buildings each day. What this levy ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Dear Editor, When my wife was asked if she would be part of the facilities review committee she offered me up instead. I'll admit, I protested, but she insisted that I was what the committee needed. As a contractor, I'm able to knowledgeably review the physical state of the facilities. As ...
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