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

  • Levy Goes Beyond Ideologies… Dear Editor, The upcoming levy goes far beyond your feelings toward schools and how they should be run. It goes beyond your political ideologies or allegiances as well. This levy is an economic issue for our entire community, and needs to be recognized as such. Families that care about the wellbeing of their ...
  • Vote Yes for LPOSD Levy… Dear Editor, LPOSD needs your vote on March 14.  Like most districts in Idaho, supplemental levies are necessary to maintain existing staff and programming.  This levy funds one-third of all district staff, all academic and extracurricular activities, technology and all curricular materials, and professional development. It provides for teaching, learning and ...
  • Protect Natural Resources… Dear Editor, I wholeheartedly support designating Scotchman Peaks for wilderness because protecting the natural resources in this area for future generations is extremely important to me. We would be providing wilderness in North Idaho, where none exists; which would designate as wilderness only one-half percent of the 2.5 million acres that ...
  • Tired of Untruths with Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, OK, I cannot standby and let policy be set by untruths in regards to the proposed Scotchman Peaks wilderness, including claims by Dave Reynolds of Hope that fishing, hunting, huckleberry picking, etc. will be eliminated. This shows that Mr. Reynolds is either ignorant of the true facts or lying. ...
  • Small Schools are Good for Kids… Dear Editor, What does it say when a community supports their schools? It tells us that the children of the Hope, Clark Fork, Northside, Kootenai, Sandpoint, Sagle and Southside areas are important to those communities. We are all fortunate to live in an area that has so many small local schools. ...
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