Category: Opinion

Opinion

Is the coronavirus a ‘hoax’?

By Gabrielle Duebendorfer
Reader Contributor

I recently read “The Contagion of Fear” by Chuck Baldwin on Idaho District 1 Rep. Heather Scott’s face book page. The article claims coronavirus is …

A North Idaho pandemic: Then & Now

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

For everyone alive in North Idaho today, the novel coronavirus outbreak is uncharted territory.

Across the world, leadership is suspending gatherings, closing schools and encouraging …

A few thoughts…

By Sandy Compton
Reader Columnist

Darn! It’s already March. November is coming up fast, and I declared my 2020 candidacy for president back when the Trump got elected, but then …

Taking a shot — Part 1

By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
Reader Contributor

More than 97 guns are owned per 100 people in the United States. Serbia is second, with 58 per 100, and Yemen third with …

Happy [bleep] year

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I received a breaking news alert on my phone on Feb. 2, 2020, announcing the fact that the day’s palindromic date (02/02/2020) is the only …

Letters

  • Weissman for Rep District 1A… Dear Editor, Here’s why Ellen Weissman gets my vote on May 15 for Idaho House of Representatives District 1A: Ellen listens well to people’s needs and finds cost-effective ways to help them; Ellen is sensitive to the needs of education/educators being a retired educator herself; Ellen is a creative grants writer and ...
  • Yes to Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, As a nurse practitioner, I have firsthand knowledge of the health benefits of spending time outside. Being active in nature not only improves our physical shape, but it also has positive impacts on our mood. That’s why we are so lucky to live in North Idaho and have access ...
  • Vote for Kunzeman… Dear Editor, If you will be voting in the Republican Primary Election on May 16, I encourage you to vote Carol Kunzeman for Bonner County Commissioner. There are many things that I love about living in Bonner County — from our beautiful surroundings and strong sense of community to people like ...
  • Getting the Most from Your Inhaler… Dear Editor, I recently went to a breathing class at Bonner General Hospital, and did I have a rude awakening. I’ve been using Albuterol inhalers for many years, the kind where I shake the small bottle and then insert it into an “L” shaped plastic dispenser and take a quick puff ...
  • Scott Endorsement Shocking… Dear Editor, I’m somewhat shell shocked having read Ron Adamik’s, president of Safety-Peace Officers Retired To Sandpoint (SPORTS), endorsement for Heather Scott. He touts her sponsorship and success of school safety legislation in HB565. Digesting his endorsement-ending diatribe: “We need Rep. Scott in elected office to neutralize the big floppy clown shoe-wearing ...
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