Category: Opinion

Opinion

Human rights for all

By Timothy Braatz
Reader Contributor

Black History Month was created to celebrate the achievements of people typically excluded from the telling of U.S. history. In that spirit, here are three …

How to winter

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and heard a woman say, “I just don’t ever remember a winter being …

Covenants can be a good thing

By James Richard Johnson
Reader Contributor

When I consider the ecological advantages to trains versus trucks carrying freight across America, I do not find myself opposing a second railroad bridge …

An American dream

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

“I have a dream … deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning …

The year in advance

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The year 2000 has always felt like more of a product than an age: Reality 2000, the Next Generation, or something like that. Maybe it

A history of violence

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

On Christmas Day, we woke up to find a pair of posts on our Reader Facebook page that went beyond the typical “fake news” straw …

The time machine

By Sandy Compton
Special to the Reader

I spend a lot of time on the road between Hope and Paradise. I have a home along that road. It’s the initial …

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

How real estate shapes a community

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

In a prior existence, I lived in Vancouver,  British Columbia, where I was a vice president for the ski resort development company Intrawest. At the …

Letters

  • How the world gets better… Dear Editor, Ancient wisdom suggest: “When all else fails - read the directions.” I believe common sense now suggests a way to find  “The Directions.” First, every human being is invited to answer personally and courageously one little question: How would you like the world to be? (From the heart—important stuff—just pretend it!). Then ...
  • The Work Begins… Dear Editor, After his win in 2008, President Obama said, “Elections have consequences.” Eight years later the American public decided liberal policies simply weren’t working. Hard-working Americans had enough. Meanwhile, disgruntled liberal protesters who were angry about Donald Trump’s election victory rioted in the streets from northern California to Seattle, burning ...
  • Beating a Dead Horse 4… Dear Editor, When one clicks on “Read Previous weeks>>” on the Reader’s website homepage you are taken to a page showing the covers of previous issues. Click on any of these cover photos and the complete text of the issue pops up… except for one. The May 26, 2016, issue text ...
  • Vote For Local Politicians… Dear Editor, Regardless of how you feel about the presidential election, your vote for local candidates has great importance for us in our daily lives, right here in our North Idaho homes. You have a right to voice your choice.  It is precious. VOTE FOR LOCAL CANDIDATES ON NOVEMBER 8TH! Debbie Ford Sandpoint
  • Standing Rock Needs Your Help… Dear Editor, I recently spent seven days at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, supporting the Water Protectors non-violent actions to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would carry fracked crude oil 1,000-plus miles from North Dakota oil fields to Illinois, crossing the Ogallala Aquifer, the Missouri ...
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