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

  • McAlister a Fine Choice… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister is a fine choice for our District 1A Representative to the State Legislature. Kate works effectively to broaden economic opportunity in our area, through her leadership of the local Chamber of Commerce, her support for expanding fiber optic networks, and her involvement with education. Kate knows first hand ...
  • Dissension Becoming a Bore… Dear Editor, To Lee Santa: the first essay I read of yours was a letter to the editor printed first in the Daily Bee and then a few days later in the Reader. It was about our local police victim, Jeanetta, and it was bold and provocative. I also enjoyed your ...
  • McAlister a Good Choice… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister is my choice for the job of representing our District in the state legislature. Kate is smart, articulate and experienced with many years of local involvement, from being President/CEO of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce to serving on various community development and educational boards. She is comfortable ...
  • A Grieving Brother… Dear Editor, Don Otis speaks of etiologies yet gives the impression Adam Ferris’ alcoholism and depression are merely secondary to his sexuality. It is absurd. I’m sure The American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that homosexuality is not an illness or disorder, but ...
  • It’s Not a Choice… Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter from Mr. Don D. Otis. Yes, anyone can see that Adam had issues with depression. I could ramble on, but first I am going to collect my thoughts before I send a complete response. As I said in a previous letter, yes, I ...
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