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

  • Three Cheers for Science… Dear Editor: Three cheers for science education in Idaho and the recent decision by the House Education Committee to approve and implement new science standards including references to human-caused climate change. Access to the most current information is paramount in the education process, especially in the field of science. Students in Idaho ...
  • Confusion About Republicans… Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Cort Gifford’s LTE in the Feb. 22 edition of the Reader: One of your questions was “Where are all these scientists?” As a former Princeton graduate student in the geosciences, I’ll give you examples of where they are. The Princeton Environmental Institute, a “center of excellence ...
  • Vote for Mike Boeck… Dear Editor, I  urge voters in District 1 to vote for Mike Boeck in the May 15 Republican primary elections. Mike is a fourth generation resident of Bonner County, and is very qualified to do the job in Boise. I have personally met with him about the issues I feel are ...
  • Honest Conversation… Dear Editor, It may be acceptable to rabid partisans if their favorite candidate or opinionator misrepresents the facts or misleads the voters, but professional journalists know that their code of ethics calls for them to “verify information before releasing it,” “take special care to not misrepresent or oversimplify” or to “never ...
  • I Love Science… Dear Editor, A few months ago I read a May, 2011, Scientific American article, “Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, why so many people choose not to believe what scientists say.” I love science. I subscribed to Scientific American all through high school. However, what follows are some reasons why I, at times, ...
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