Category: Opinion

Opinion

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 …

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

Letters

  • No to Donna Gow as Assessor… Dear Editor, I listened to the KRFY radio broadcast on 4/25/18 with the three candidates for Assessor. All three were asked questions about themselves, the position and their goals. One of the statements made by Donna Gow stood out from all the rest.  Her description of the Motor Vehicles division of the Assessors ...
  • McDonald is the Best Choice… Dear Editor, Boredom is not a reason to run for office. And neither is gender. But a willingness to serve your fellow citizens, dedication to the demands of the position and a commitment to excellence and honesty are. Also required is an unyielding understanding that “the best government is that which ...
  • Vote for Lockwood… Dear editor, Steve Lockwood, candidate for the Bonner County Board of Commissioners, is a strong believer in transparency and doesn’t think our current elected county officials are practicing it today. “Today’s county commission is making decisions privately, before public  meetings, and not making it easy for voters to follow their actions,” says ...
  • Vote for Richard Miller… Dear Editor I would like to express my support for Richard Miller as the next Bonner County assessor. Richard is a valued member of our community. He is well known for his self-starting, problem-solving work ethic. He holds a master’s degree and is greatly esteemed by his peers and customers alike. Contrary ...
  • Consider the Future of Public Lands… Dear Editor, The ballot for the upcoming May 15 primary election will include an Scotchman Peaks Wilderness “advisory” question, as follows: “Do you favor Senator Jim Risch’s proposal for congressional designation of a 13,960-acre Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area in Bonner County.” Although non-binding, the results potentially have a significant impact on ...
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