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

  • County Hearing… Dear Editor, How far will Bonner County Commissioner Todd Sudick go to subdivide his waterfront property? Let's follow the sequence. About six months ago the County Commissioners fired their two senior planners. Then they took the P&Z Commission out of changes to the planning laws, and did away with public hearings, ...
  • Never Again… Dear Editor, I enjoyed Ben 's love letter to the country and related to the blessing of being able to speak up about injustice. Because I am American I do not fear when I write the following: It is disturbing that our locals are ignorant of Jeanetta. People react to the gruesome ...
  • Kudos Alexandra… Dear Editor, We want to tell Alexandra Blackwood how much we liked her writing. Poetic like a song! We all feel like Alexandra sometimes. We are sending her hugs and kisses. Life can be sad and being creative makes us happy. It's biological! During time alone we invite the angels and our ...
  • Do the Right Thing… Dear Editor, I am asking the Reader to do the right thing by retracting the vile insinuation Ben made that implies I am a Holocaust denier. I have never been and never will be a Holocaust denier. If you print a retraction I will put this behind us. Lee Santa Sandpoint
  • Note to Scarlette… Dear Editor, This message is in response to the last article posted by Scarlette Quille of Single in Sandpoint. Scarlette, your initial thoughts on transgender bathroom use intrigued me. There were some great arguments that helped me ground my own beliefs around the subject matter. A few that stood out to me: Since ...
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