Category: Opinion

Opinion

Walter Mitty? In Sandpoint?

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Among the most cherished books in my personal library are those by author/artist/humorist James Thurber, one of the lynchpins of the early New Yorker magazine. …

Lithium is saving my life

By Jodi Rawson
Reader Contributor

“Lithium saved my life,” I keep reading in testimonies, but sadly some of the people who have been prescribed lithium to help curb their suicidal …

The road to Ada County

By Diane Wheeler
Reader Contributor

As a refugee from the Golden State, I understand the importance of structure, both physical and political. A visit to the Winchester Mystery House as …

End cannabis prohibition in Idaho

By Alex Barron
Reader Contributor

I am an orthodox Christian who is a conservative libertarian, a modern-day anti-federalist who believes in the promotion of our Judeo-Christian values, classic Western Civilization …

To My Compatriots

By Browse Hickman
Reader Contributor

The shoulder woke up first. Tiny leaf tears in the muscles and ligaments from years of carpentry work were announcing their presence. Shoulder contacted the …

Letters

  • Pressing Issues… Dear Editor, Thank you Reader and Lyndsie Kiebert for the series profiling candidates running in the May 15 primary election. I can learn about the candidates on their own websites, but I feel that the media is my best source for objective information in deciding how to cast my vote. In the ...
  • Medicaid Expansion… Dear Editor, When the Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress, some 24 million Americans were able to obtain health insurance who previously had none.  As part of this act, states were offered the chance to expand Medicaid for its poorest citizens, with the federal government picking up the tab. Gov. ...
  • Leave Room For Recreation… Dear Editor, Sandpoint has an attractive downtown. There are already many coffee houses, shops and restaurants. Last week I reviewed the scenarios for the University of Idaho property on Boyer Avenue and was disturbed by the photos of coffee shops, “salons,” and plazas. Why sprawl out into a rural area with ...
  • To Commissioners… Dear Editor, In response to Commissioner McDonald and Director Ollerton: It’s time I and the citizens of Bonner County exercise our First Amendment rights. I have been trying for two years to urge these two public servants and the prosecuting attorney to “do their job,” which is: “to protect and stabilize land values,” ...
  • Silicon Smelter… Dear Editor, I am writing with my concerns about both the exploratory drilling proposed on national forest land on Green Mountain by Pend Oreille Silica Inc. and the plans of HiTest Sands Inc. to build a silica smelter near Newport. In regard to the exploratory drilling I understand that they are proposing ...
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