Category: Opinion

Opinion

50 ways to hurt yourself

By Nancy Gerth
Reader Contributor

Something nobody mentions about growing old is that suddenly you can — and do — hurt yourself in new and imaginative ways. This has been …

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

  • The Crutch of Pseudoscience… Dear Editor, The Reader is my favorite local publication. I even read articles there that I might not normally encounter. As a result of such straying, I feel I must comment on the article in the October 26, 2017 issue, entitled “The Heart and Science of Quantum Happiness” by Suzen Fiskin. The ...
  • County Natural Resources Plan Should Be Read Thoro… Dear Editor, The county commissioners are currently pondering a 94-page policy statement, dubbed the Natural Resource Plan, that calls for state and federal land management agencies to “coordinate” with the county in nearly all management matters — from forestry and grazing to wildlife and enforcement. Among the dozens and dozens of statements, ...
  • Coal Train Derailment… Dear Editor, I concur wholeheartedly with Mr. Golding and Shannon Williamson, Waterkeeper director, that more derailments are imminent and compounded if a second bridge is constructed. The question, concern and overall disdain regarding coal trains is why did the most recent 30-car derailment get swept under the rug and — most ...
  • Climate Change… Dear Editor, The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Dept. yesterday from Consulate at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate ...
  • Final Understanding… Dear Editor, A friend recently shared two letters from the June 10 Reader on the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA) and asked me to help find common ground between two disparate points of view. Dan McDonald opposed PCA because it holds the U.S. to a higher standard than other nations, and will ...
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