Category: Opinion

Opinion

The massacre of children

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

There are some crimes that are so monstrous it hurls you far beyond your fear of the perpetrators or those agitators who urge them on. …

The morning after the election

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The morning after the election, I took a walk. The dark computer screen across the room beckoned me to waggle the mouse and wake it …

My mom is kind of a big deal

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

There’s not enough room on this page — maybe even in this paper — to adequately praise or even describe my mom. She’s kind of …

TV moms got nothing on the real thing

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

A significant portion of my formative years were spent watching television families. As a child whose parents both worked full time to ensure my two …

Passenger seat past

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

It is a spring evening, nearing sunset, after a warm day. The smell of sun-baked lakebed and blooming skunk cabbage fills the car, carried by …

The small, good things

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Every job has its stresses, no matter if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the dishwasher in a small-town diner. 

Journalism is …

Setting the record straight on wolves

By Don Gay
Reader Contributor

In my opinion, the Reader opinion article on wolf trapping [“Trapping is a legal, useful tool to manage wolf populations,” March 31, 2022, by Eric …

Hot take on Earth Day

By Kelsey Maxwell
Reader Contributor

My childhood “wild place” was nowhere near extraordinary by an outdoor enthusiasts’ standard. It was a truly tiny strip of forest between my best friend’s …

Letters

  • No need for robo call… Dear Editor, I received a robo call attacking Shelby Rognstad, candidate for mayor of Sandpoint. This call is a new low in bottom feeding. It deals in fear, hatred, ignorance and prejudice. It scapegoats low-income people and African-Americans. Besides being racist, it is homophobic and denigrates women. I encourage this newspaper to continue ...
  • Phone slander… Dear Editor, Today I received a phone message slandering and speaking disrespectfully towards Shelby Rognstad for mayor. I am feeling sad, disappointed and angry to see something like this happen in our community. It’s not even remotely possible to take a phone call and message like this seriously because there wasn’t a ...
  • Abortions… Dear Editor, In the late 70s I would exaggerate my anti-abortion position by telling my pro-abortion friends that I thought there should be abortions up to the age of seven because you should know by then if you want to keep or not. Then I would tell ‘em that ...
  • Anti-Vaccination advocate speaks out… Dear Editor, In regards to Harrison Berry’s story from last week’s Reader; I am in the good company of the autonomous 20.6% of Bonner County parents. The philosophy I wrote on the vaccine exemption form was based on the age old wisdom, “if it aint broke, don’t fix it.” The irony is that ...
  • Vaccination woes… Dear Editor, Formaldehyde, aluminum, mercury, baby fetal tissue and monkey kidney are some ingredients in vaccines. Ingredient side effects may cause autoimmune and neurological disorders, cancer and death per vaccine inserts. 1950-60s people had two vaccines, 1980s children received ten injections. Today, children receive 53 by age five! Articles such as Harrison ...
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