Category: Opinion

Opinion

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Point/Counterpoint: Gun rights

Carrying in public places: ‘Better to have it and not need it’

By Steve Wasylko
Reader Contributor

The short answer is “yes,” I would feel safe at the Festival knowing …

Letters

  • What If Chicken Little Was Right…? Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading Ms. Deubendorfer’s article, and look forward to her next, but I take exception to putting words in my mouth. I did not call Mr. Gifford those terms, nor would, as I don’t think of him that way. I was using cynicism to express my frustration at ...
  • Medicaid Expansion Needs Your Support… Dear Editor, I got one of those plastic bracelets yesterday. You know, the kind that gets you into fancy events and concerts, except mine granted me entrance to Grandstaff Veterans Hospital in Spokane. See, I’m a veteran (Korea, ’71-’72), and was really sick. I thought I had pneumonia. I decided to make ...
  • Thanks to Nick Gier… Dear Editor, I wanted to thank Nick Gier for his article illuminating Gandhi’s profound influence on Martin Luther King. I listened to a lecture given by the presiding Episcopal bishop, Michael Curry, on “Healing a House Divided.” The article made me think others might like to hear it. https://rap.wustl.edu/video/healing-a-house-divided-public-lecture-by-the-most-rev-michael-curry/ King and Gandhi brought factious ...
  • Response to Lockwood… Dear Editor, In response to Steve Lockwood’s comments Jan. 23, 2018…“Bonner County zoning codes are up for changes <WITH> the usual opportunities for citizen input. Industrial plants are <NOT> being permitted in many county zones.” Since 2008, there have been more than a dozen amendments making more than 60 text changes ...
  • Un-American Sentiments… Dear Editor, There are a lot of decidedly un-American sentiments running amok in the last issue that need to be addressed. In response to Ken Thatcher: You are wrong. We do not need less firepower, we need more. Do you recall the history of the Revolutionary War? Did the British government have ...
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