Category: Opinion

Opinion

What went wrong?

By Karen McGhee
Special to the Reader

“We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families.” This sentiment, expressed by Jeb …

You, robot

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Alas, this is the mind-numbing monotony of everyday life: the alarm beside your bed rings, you hit the snooze button, wake up again, go to …

Mayor’s Roundtable: Growing pains

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is growing. The population grew 5.1% in 2017, far above the 1.2% annual average. We are seeing development throughout the city in residential …

Letters

  • Jazz… Dear Editor, Jazz has had a huge influence on rock music, esp. the more adventurous rock groups. Recently I found a DVD at our library called, The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret which is about a group of LA studio musicians who backed up dozens of ...
  • Non Discrimination Resolution… Dear Editor, In the past few months, we have seen many state and local elected officials question the American tradition of providing safe harbor to refugees fleeing horrific violence and war. Governor Otter went so far as to ask the Federal government to not only block Syrian refugees but to halt ...
  • Refugee Program Works… Dear Editor, The refugee program works. Specifically our refugee program works very well. Since 9/11/2001, over a million refugees have been settled in america. Refugees are far more respectful of American laws than us locals. For America to be a savior to such a large number of people is rewarding. I don’t ...
  • Refugee Resolution… Dear Editor, Ben Olson, you continue to impress and amaze me. Ben’s recent editorial expresses “disgust” at some of the comments voiced at the recent city council meeting and calls out this line of thought for what it is: fear-mongering, xenophobic, and Islamphobic. I applaud his honest judgement on a very ...
  • Support City Resolution… Dear Editor, As I attended the Sandpoint City Council meeting last Wednesday, I was disappointed and saddened by the fear and anger exhibited by a large group of people toward a resolution proposed by the Mayor. The resolution was intended to welcome any refugees to our area and counter a resolution ...
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