Category: Opinion

Opinion

On losing teeth

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Among the greatest joys of moonlighting as a paraprofessional teacher for part of the week is remembering what it was like to be a kid.…

Housing market storm warnings

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

As we head into 2022, everyone from housing analysts, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, buyers and sellers are wondering: When will there be a return …

The snow that binds us together

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Last week’s snowstorms felt like traveling back in time — back to Old Sandpoint, when events like that would occur a half dozen times throughout …

RIP Betty White

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

By my reckoning, I’ve spent 11 of the past 16 New Year’s Eves in a newsroom, either partially or entirely abandoned, halfheartedly trying to do …

The darkest day, one year later

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Some dark deeds in American history will forever be associated with when they took place: Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; Sept. 11, 2001. A …

Legislative preview 2022

By Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle
Reader Contributor

The 2022 legislative session starts on Monday, Jan. 10 with the governor’s State of the State address, available online through Idaho Public Television. …

Letters

  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am currently the principal at Washington Elementary School. I went to school here as a child. I started school in 1959 in this same building - the two story part. It was new when I attended. Mrs. McCurdy wrote our lessons on the chalkboard. We hung our coats ...
  • Yes For Schools… Dear Editor, Please vote YES on the upcoming school levy. We have deferred building/renovating many of our schools for so many years that they are in a state of disrepair and no longer function in an efficient manner. The needs of the three schools scheduled to be rebuilt are far different ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I've read many letters to the editor and online posts saying the Facilities Planning Committee was hand-picked by Superintendent Shawn Woodward. I served on this committee and while not sure if I was "hand-picked," I am honored that I was asked. Perhaps volunteering weekly in the schools is an ...
  • Vote No to Levy… Dear Editor, A small but dedicated group of citizens have attended most of the Lake Pend Oreille School District school board meetings over the past year and a half. They watched issues evolve. They have read the facilities master plan in its entirety and many other documents. The school board will ...
  • Support School Levy… Dear Editor, I support the $55.1 million plant facility levy for LPOSD because it is necessary and vital to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students to learn. Yes, it is a lot of money, but it is an investment in our schools. I am retired and no longer ...
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