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

  • Disturbing Situation… Dear Editor, The article (Reader 8/25) on the loaded handgun left behind at Foster’s Crossing is disturbing on several levels. A mother of several children was the first to find the loaded handgun. What if one of her children were the first to find the handgun? What if someone from ISIS ...
  • Ignore the Ignorant… Dear Editor, Hey Ben, there are worse things than being called a “liberal rag.” In fact you might want to wear that as badge of courage here in God’s Country. I notice no one ever complains about your coverage of news, only clearly marked “opinion” pieces, and that is as it ...
  • 97% vs. 3%… Dear Editor, Suppose your child calls and tells you that your grandchild is very sick and they have taken your grandchild to 100 doctors who specialize in dealing with your grandchild’s symptoms. Ninety-seven of the specialists come up with the identical diagnosis and recommend that the only way to save your ...
  • Disturbing the Peace…   Dear Editor, It seems the rights of our citizens, and the citizens right to peace, have been bumping heads lately. Two issues have cropped up lately that unsettled my otherwise peaceful day. First, when the pro-life people strap megaphones to their chests and audibly dominate the Farmers’ Market, are they not disturbing ...
  • To Idaho Lawmakers… An open letter to Idaho state legislators: Once again, you spent your time and citizens’ tax dollars to pass laws that make sense and help Idaho operate more efficiently. Our July 1 local newspaper detailed six new laws that were effective as of that date. One I found particularly interesting: ...
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