Category: Opinion


On snobberies

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

In a previous life I was a newly married 27-year-old — with no kids — living in a gorgeous brick-and-hardwood apartment on Ninth Street in …

The Lumberjill

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

I spend a lot of time thinking about work-life balance, or, perhaps more accurately, my lack thereof. This is something we’re all supposed to …

Back to Boise

By Sen. Jim Woodward
Special to the Reader

Your northern Idaho legislators have gone south for the winter again. Representative Dixon, Representative Scott, and I arrived in Boise this past …


  • 72 Years of Love Dear Editor, What can I say about the fact that my parents have been together longer and happier than most of us get to live and love on our small planet. I say to myself “Boy I’m grateful—wow this is wonderful, I’m delighted and  blessed.” The fact that they have one ...
  • Imagine Having a Beer…. Dear Editor, Imagine having a beer over the weekend and losing your job.  Imagine taking your medicine to control your seizures, help you through your chemo treatments, treat your PTSD or to relieve your chronic pain and then being arrested, prosecuted and jailed for doing so.  These are very real consequences ...
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