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

  • Get Out of Health Care… Dear Editor, For six years the Republicans have called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Now that the Republicans have complete power here is one of the health care options that the very conservative Liberty-Republicans like. Liberty-Republicans believe that government should get out of health care all together. Well over ...
  • ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor’… Dear Editor, After watching the news with my grandma I was brought to tears.  I saw that hundreds of people were being thrown in jail, thousands are hiding and another mass movement is towards Canada as a result of our new president. My grandma quoted the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your ...
  • Failure of Levy Would Eliminate Jobs… Dear Editor, We moved here in the ‘70s and our three children grew up and attended public schools here in Sandpoint. They received a solid education by some very dedicated teachers to prepare them for the rest of their lives and two of my grandchildren have also greatly benefited by our ...
  • Support Our Children… Dear Editor, Citizens of the LPOSD School District will have an opportunity to support our children by voting for a replacement levy, March 14 . An important thing to remember is that this levy is the ONLY funding source for extracurricular activities (academic, music, drama, and sports). These programs are an ...
  • Success Breeds Success… Dear Editor, Our community is strong, successful and safe. Much of this can be attributed to the high quality education system that we have created for our children. While there will always be room for improvement, let’s take a moment to acknowledge what is working: our children are succeeding. Let me just point ...
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