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

  • Republican or a Democrat…? Dear Editor, Growing up in North Central Montana in the ‘50s, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They were homesteaders who became small business owners. Family was most important. Religion, education, literature, arts, and sports were part of family life. So was working hard, taking responsibility ...
  • To Senators Risch and Crapo… To Sens. Risch and Crapo, As our elected representatives in the U.S. Senate, we are asking you to act in our behalf to immediately halt the inhumane policy of the Trump administration in separating children from their parents at the border. With hundreds of children, some ripped from their mother’s arms, separated ...
  • Insulting Immigration Policy… Dear Editor, Families from Central America are fleeing the worst criminal violence in the world. They are arriving at our borders. These men, women and children are seeking asylum as they are literally running for their lives. They have left behind their family, their friends, their homes, their land, their property and ...
  • Fuhrman Insult… Dear Editor, Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I’m sorry, but as a newspaper that promotes community peace, love and togetherness, where do you get off blasting one of our citizens, Mark Fuhrman, as someone you wish hadn’t moved here?   What has he EVER done to harm Sandpoint? I’ve never met Mark Fuhrman but ...
  • Read, Listen, Watch… Dear Editor, Read “Merchants Of Doubt,” written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, explores the schemes of climate change deniers. “... they don’t have to win, they just have to create doubt and delay.” Listen “Freedom Highway” by Rhiannon Giddens, operatically trained singer/songwriter, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” Award in ...
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