Category: Opinion

Opinion

I want my America back

By James Richard Johnson
Special to the Reader

I want my America back! I grew up in the Midwest in the 1950s and want back the America that stood for …

Love is a Dog From Hell

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The headline of this article comes from a book by poet and author Charles Bukowski, who lived a bitter, drunken existence periodically punctuated by moments …

Politicizing education

By Rep. Steve Berch, D-Boise
Special to the Reader

The House Education Committee voted recently to reject and remove every word of Idaho’s education standards in math, English and science …

Human rights for all

By Timothy Braatz
Reader Contributor

Black History Month was created to celebrate the achievements of people typically excluded from the telling of U.S. history. In that spirit, here are three …

How to winter

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and heard a woman say, “I just don’t ever remember a winter being …

Covenants can be a good thing

By James Richard Johnson
Reader Contributor

When I consider the ecological advantages to trains versus trucks carrying freight across America, I do not find myself opposing a second railroad bridge …

An American dream

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

“I have a dream … deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning …

The year in advance

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The year 2000 has always felt like more of a product than an age: Reality 2000, the Next Generation, or something like that. Maybe it

A history of violence

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

On Christmas Day, we woke up to find a pair of posts on our Reader Facebook page that went beyond the typical “fake news” straw …

The time machine

By Sandy Compton
Special to the Reader

I spend a lot of time on the road between Hope and Paradise. I have a home along that road. It’s the initial …

Letters

  • Hope For Positive Change… Dear Editor Residents of Bonner and Boundary counties will see positive change in our state legislature by electing Stephen Howlett in the Nov. 8 election. Howlett, who has lived in Bonners Ferry for more than 35 years, worked in the wood products industry and has been a small business owner, as a ...
  • Terry Ford Will Be ON DUTY… Dear Editor, You might be misled, because the current sheriff is a great campaigner. He has a nice smile and a firm handshake. But he’s an absent sheriff. He spends much of his time outside Bonner County, and is rarely seen by county residents. His leadership is ethically flawed, and he ...
  • Is There Any Hope…? Dear Editor, Upon looking at all the mud slinging that has gone on this election both locally and nationally mostly by one party it leaves one to think, is there any hope for this country? I have to think there is hope and that only hope is to turn to our creator ...
  • House Cleaning… Dear Editor, We need some house cleaning up here in North Idaho. Two candidates for the Idaho House of Representatives, Heather Scott and Sage Dixon, have not committed to participate in the Candidate Forum, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Sandpoint High School auditorium. According to the article in the Sandpoint ...
  • Response Was Not Denial… Dear Editor, I couldn’t help but notice that, in your report (Oct. 27) of Heather Scott’s response to charges of harassing and intimidating a Democratic field worker, she didn’t actually deny it. I would have thought, if there was no truth to the allegations, the first thing she would do is deny ...
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