Category: Opinion

Opinion

The legislative roller coaster

By Rep. Steve Berch, D-Boise
Reader Contributor

When I started my first term in 2019, nearly every long-time Capitol observer told me it was the worst legislative session they ever …

An open letter on VA health care

By Jodi Rawson
Reader Contributor

Dear President Joe Biden,

There are more than two parties, let’s face it. There is another major party — something like a C.E.O.cracy. Led by …

Mayor’s Roundtable:

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint and the region is at a critical moment right now. Idaho continues to be the fastest growing state in the nation and the …

Letters

  • Administrator hiring process… Dear Editor, Many years ago, I was working as an Engineering Manager and decided to seek a new job opportunity. I knew that I would have to manage this process carefully as I suspected that had my boss found out what I was up to that I would have been fired ...
  • Sandpoint is better than this… Dear Editor, Like many others in our community, I was disgusted and disappointed that someone stooped low enough to send out “robo-calls” using racist and homophobic comments to slander one of our candidates for mayor of Sandpoint. I was also faced with the question of how to respond. I recalled how, in ...
  • Candidate fires back… Dear Editor, An opponent of my campaign has been robo-calling residents with a hateful attack. I believe Sandpoint voters are too smart to respond to fear tactics! Mr. Dunkel has assured me that he has nothing to do with the call and I have no reason to doubt him. It appears ...
  • Robo call no good… Dear Editor, I just received the “Sandpoint United Against Shelby” robo call and I am suspended between shock, disgust, and laughter. It is racist, sexist,  and so juvenile I wouldn’t even expect that behavior if he was running for 6th grade class president. But as I digest what was said, what ...
  • Giving thanks… Dear Editor, I’d like to take the time to say and give thanks to the wonderful weekly paper that our community and the area can relish, read and learn from. I want to give thanks and praise to all those at the paper who give us and keep giving us here in ...
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