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

  • Donation Protest… Dear Editor, I recently visited your fair city of Sandpoint. It is a wonderful town in a beautiful area full of kind and lovely people. An exception to this was Scott Herndon and his "society" and their disgusting anti-choice signs. Initially, I was upset and frustrated when I saw this. Then I ...
  • Pro Life in Sandpoint… Dear Editor, Some folks have got very upset about the signs that a pro-life group have been displaying at the Farmers Market. I have seen one article in the Sandpoint Reader and then another opinion letter in the same periodical. I noted that both seem to come from folks that seem ...
  • Cartoons… Dear Editor, I take exception to the recent cartoon in the Reader showing both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with the caption, "Pick Your Poison." First, I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, but now that Hillary has been selected as the Democratic Nominee, I will work for her election. As my wife ...
  • No to Levy… Dear Editor, Lake Pend Orielle School District has proposed a $56 million levy on taxpayers to fund their new capital expenses. This would increase taxes for six years, in addition to taxpayers already supporting their operational budget; a hefty request. LPOSD has proposed an enormous sports facility. This will eliminate a recently ...
  • GOP Woes… Dear Editor, The Republican Party has been building toward Donald Trump since 1992. They lost the White House, to which, after 12 years, they seemed to feel entitled. They dealt with the Clinton Administration as if they viewed him as a placeholder. They seemed to think if they obstructed and prevented ...
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