Category: Opinion

Opinion

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Point/Counterpoint: Gun rights

Carrying in public places: ‘Better to have it and not need it’

By Steve Wasylko
Reader Contributor

The short answer is “yes,” I would feel safe at the Festival knowing …

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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