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

  • What is Trump hiding…? Dear Editor, The president refuses to release his tax filings, which ALL candidates have done over the last 40 years. The government gets to see all of OUR tax records. Why has the Trump Administration stopped making public White House visitor logs, which the Obama Administration allowed the public to see? What ...
  • Exporting Illegals… Dear Editor, A recent letter made the point that anyone who is in the U.S. illegally is a law breaker and therefore should be deported. It painted a black-and-white view that illegal is illegal and anyone here illegally should be deported. Of course, we should expel non-citizen immigrants who have committed serious ...
  • Trump Don’t Care… Dear Editor, When the Affordable Health Care Act was signed into law by the last administration, it was almost universally referred to as Obamacare. If the current president axes “Obamacare” as he has promised and does not replace it with a health care plan that makes good health care affordable and ...
  • Weather Manipulation… Dear Editor, I read with equal parts horror and hilarity “A Market-Driven Approach to Fight Climate Change” Sandpoint Reader, April 27. Hilarity at the pigs-can-fly nonsense contained in the article, and horror at the realization of how many people have been taken in by one of the greatest misdirects of all ...
  • Union Pacific Not Good Neighbors… Dear Editor, I would like to extend my whole- hearted thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad for being exceptionally good corporate neighbors to the citizens of Ponderay, especially those who live along the right of way between the Bonner Mall grade crossing and just north of the Kootenai Cutoff road grade ...
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