Category: Opinion

Opinion

The gift of reading

By K.L. Huntley
Reader Contributor

What seems like several eons and another planet ago, I worked in a men’s correctional facility — in short a prison. One of those great …

The Lumberjill:

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

The Pro-Voice Project, a stage production of personal stories of reproductive choice, hits the Heartwood Center stage on Saturday, Jan. 28. I invite you

Mayor’s Roundtable

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

This is the fourth article in the series detailing recommendations that came out of the city of Sandpoint’s Housing and Economic Study developed by …

The year in re- and preview

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

We’re just going to get this one out of the way at the top. Since 2020, when we started doing these annual review/previews, we included …

Letters

  • Chill Out… Dear Editor, Regarding L.A. Times reporter Steven Borowiec tweeting the following: “I’d Rather See Donald Trump’s life end.” (Newsmax.com by Mark Swanson, Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 11:39 AM). He later apologized. And you know what? I accept this far left Democrat’s apology. I seriously doubt that he meant an act of violence should be ...
  • Defying Racism Takes Courage… Dear Ben Olson and Cameron Rasmusson, Though at times I have disagreed with the tone of some of your responses to persons who have written to the editor on various subjects, I want to thank both of you for discussing and standing up to racism in our community. It took courage ...
  • Understanding Makes the World Better… Dear Editor, I am submitting this letter from my own personal email, on my own personal time. This is not a reflection of anyone else’s thoughts, just me. I’m writing to talk about my morning after the election, and the way some people conducted themselves in the wake of it on ...
  • Is it Fair to Hate Trump…? Dear Editor, After being programmed by biased news reporting, it’s really no surprise that so many people hate president-elect Trump. It’s my opinion that most of this hatred is a result of mainstream media editing some of Trumps statements and purposely omitting key facts. Example: The mainstream press has often stated that ...
  • Leave the Country… Dear Editor, Let me make it perfectly clear that I happily voted DJT. My reasoning? I wanted no more Clintons and no more Bushes in the White House. No matter how you voted it is a truism that every cloud has a silver lining, and this election is proof. The bright spot(s)? ...
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