Category: Opinion

Opinion

It’s time for a property tax freeze

By Mike Gearlds
Reader Contributor

For reasons best explained by them, Idaho legislators again failed to pass property tax relief or reform measures in the past session. They roused from …

Happy camper

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Imagine a place where the coronavirus doesn’t really exist. Where the petty squabbling on social media is just a silly memory. Where there are no …

Failure to communicate:

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Working with the media is an integral part of being an elected official. At least it used to be. Now, with social media serving as …

Letters

  • The Nail on the Head… Dear Editor, In the Reader’s April 12 issue, contributor David Phillips responded to the Festival’s unfortunate decision to do away with the “number line” system. David really hit the nail on the head with a well-reasoned and articulate column. I am in total agreement and decry the fact that the Festival is ...
  • An Outstanding Legislator… Dear Editor, Heather Scott is by far the best candidate as our Representative for Legislative District 1A. For four years she has lived the mantra that “actions speak louder than words” and prizes honesty and loyalty to her electors above all else. Heather has always shown total commitment to our causes ...
  • This Land Is My Land, This Land is Your Land…… Dear Editor, All citizens share in the ownership of our national forests. I have been amazed that creation of less than 15,000 acres of wilderness near Scotchman Peaks has sparked so much interest. That is less than half of 1 percent of the total acreage on the vast 2.5 million-plus acres ...
  • SPORTS Endorses Scott… Dear Editor, I am pleased to announce that the SPORTS premier firefighter- and law enforcement-related social club in pristine North Idaho is endorsing Heather Scott in the coming primary and election for District 1A state legislative seat. We believe Heather Scott to be a fabulous candidate — a candidate of and ...
  • My Reason NOT to Vote for Michael Snyder for Congr… Dear Editor, I am supporting: a man who doesn’t make bold claims, but instead relies on a voting record that everyone can see, character that has been demonstrated by what he does rather than what he says, and who has been serving the people of Idaho rather than self interest. I ...
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