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

  • Trump’s False Claims… Dear Editor, Donald Trump recently challenged our intelligence community, in his rebuttal of Russian hacking, that they have in the past, been the source of inaccurate information. He ended that tweet by asserting that he had won the election by “...one of the biggest electoral victories in history.” There have been 58 ...
  • I’m Excited for my Country… Dear Editor, Yea, Hillary won the popular vote by about 2 million votes, those votes coming mainly from several large far- left cities with the highest welfare rolls like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, etc. PE Trump won 2,626 counties, essentially America’s bread basket, compared to 487 counties won ...
  • Keep Sunnyside Cedars… Dear Editor, The Reader’s article on “Residents organizing to stop timber sale” quotes Fish and Game Supervisor Chip Corsi saying “Sunnyside Timber Harvest is the most effective means to manage woodlands in the Sunnyside region due to its landlocked nature, proximity to rural development ...
  • Benefits of Keeping Sunnyside Cedars Outweigh Nega… Dear Editor, As a resident of Sunnyside, I was pleased to see coverage of the proposed timber sale within the peninsula in the December 1 issue of The Reader. Along with other Friends of Sunnyside Cedars, I oppose the logging of the two parcels. I am not a forester and realize that ...
  • Scared for my Country… Dear Editor, The majority of Americans did not vote for Donald Trump; they voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2 million voters, the largest margin of popular votes ever lost by a candidate who won the election. Trump had charged that the “voting system was rigged.” ...
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