Category: Opinion

Opinion

It’s not the years in your life…

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Because it’s Latin, the phrase annus horribilis sounds ancient, but it’s not. In scattered use beginning in the 1980s, it didn’t come to prominence until …

The year in re- and preview

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Yeesh. Where to begin? First of all, we’re quite aware that making predictions even in less tumultuous times is a fool’s practice. Yet, undaunted, that’s …

Legislative preview:

By Rep. Sage Dixon, R-Ponderay
Special to the Reader

With the advent of COVID-19 the standard thought process that most legislators use when preparing legislation was interrupted by the sudden …

Legislative preview:

By Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle
Special to the Reader

The New Year is nearly upon us, which brings with it another legislative session here in Idaho. The Legislature will convene …

Letters

  • Reinvent the Fourth… Dear Editor, In response to the "Loud Tradition" letter written by Charlotte Wright: Thank you, Charlotte, for bringing attention to many important issues, especially those concerning our Native Americans who we should be thanking instead of neglecting. Do we have to continue to scare our animals into a panic or jeopardize our ...
  • Name-calling… In June 20th's Reader, Nick Geir stated on page 4: "A clueless Donald Trump tweeted, 'What sport is he talking about?'" then he stated, "he must have forgotten…" (about Muhammad Ali). Iíve studied verbal abuse extensively over the past few years. Name-calling (ìcluelessî) is obvious overt verbal abuse, but it is ...
  • County Meeting… Dear Editor, As you know, the Bonner County Commissioners have been making changes to land use codes at such a rapid rate it is difficult to keep up.  Regardless of how one feels about the changes, it is true that the process has not been transparent, inclusive or undergone a standard ...
  • Loud Tradition… Dear Editor, My new least favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. I am in the food service industry, so I didn't get the day off. I was sooooo tired, and ready for bed at 9 p.m., because 6:30 a.m. is when I needed to start my next day. As soon ...
  • Suburbanization… Dear Editor, What is the rush to suburbanize our rural county through a process that holds one public hearing at 2 p.m. on a weekday afternoon in the city of Sandpoint? The people of Bonner County need to think long and hard about hacking the land into ever-smaller pieces, a large percentage ...
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