Category: Opinion

Opinion

What the woolly worm told me

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Everyone knows about the prognosticating powers of the groundhog, recognized each February when Punxutawney Phil does or does not see his shadow, indicating the remaining …

Rural no more?

By Roger and Sandy Sparling
Reader Contributors

On Oct. 20, 2022, the Bonner County Zoning commissioners recommended approval of a zone change for the corner of Vay and Dufort roads. …

Fighting hate groups

By K.L. Huntley
Reader Contributor

Icy roads and a chill blowing down the snow-covered mountains didn’t deter close to 60 souls gathered at Sandpoint’s First Presbyterian Church on the evening …

‘Dear Editor’

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Things are bad, folks. I say this not as a partisan for any particular political party, but as a son raised in a fuzzy melange …

Blues Power

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

The time has come to praise our own unique Sandpoint sound of democracy and equality throwing it down every Monday night. I’m talking about the …

Losing hope is the death of democracy

By Nishelle Gonzales
Reader Contributor

I want to begin by celebrating and acknowledging how amazing the United States is. I know that “We’re Number One!” rhetoric is an instant eye …

I wanted a barn cat

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

I’m a dog person.

Most people can make assertions about what kind of person that makes me, and they’d likely be right. I am outgoing, …

Letters

  • Legal Ethics… Dear Editor, I see the elected Bonner County prosecuting attorney has a letter to the editor over his official title, encouraging readers to vote for his favorite candidate to Idaho Supreme Court. Myself no legal beagle, I view this as crowding the legal and moral ethics of his office, never mind if ...
  • Needed: Heart Dear Editor, Historically and nationally, the two major American political parties, Democrat and Republican, are about equal in their ethics and morality, and lack thereof. Watergate (Nixon), Teapot Dome (Harding), and Iran-Contra (Reagan), three of the most infamous scandals in our history, say prominent, non-partisan historians, exploded during GOP administrations. Bill ...
  • Elect Hillary Clinton… Dear Editor, Hillary Clinton has been hounded and vilified by the hysterical right wing for over 25 years. With all the allegations and investigations against her, Hillary has not been found to engage in anything illegal. And news journalists, through superficial coverage, have played a role in a constant press theme ...
  • Vote McAlister… Dear Editor, There are clear difference between the candidates running for the State Representative in District 1 Position A. Kate McAlister has strong positive positions in areas that are very important to the constituents of District 1. Her opponent has taken pride in voting No on most all legislation that would ...
  • He’s Not a Democrat… Dear Editor, Although you will see Steve Tanner’s name under Democrat for the state senate seat, he is in fact a tea party conservative. For those of you who like to vote a straight party ticket, please skip over Tanner and instead vote for Shawn Keough. Sen. Keough has done a terrific ...
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