Category: Opinion

Opinion

The Plastic Challenge

By Gabrielle Duebendorfer
Reader Contributor

I started writing this article in January on a gorgeous beach. I was inspired by the universal paradox of beauty and ugliness; summer and winter; …

Earth Day at 50

By Phil Hough
Reader Contributor

A new, or novel, virus has paused our normal activities with other people. Group events and gatherings are on hold for now. Stay-at-home work feels …

Misery loves company

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

I would have attended the “Disobey Idaho” protest, which saw Idahoans by the hundreds — maybe more than a thousand — gather April 17 in …

‘Welcome to socialism, America’

By Jason Welker
Reader Contributor

With the passage of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, the United States …

‘We can coexist peacefully’

By Jane Fritz
Reader Contributor

We are living in a time of uncertainty. And so are wildlife. Consider the Canada geese at Sandpoint City Beach Park whose future is dire.…

Letters

  • Not a Partisan Issue… Dear Editor, If you are sick, or injured, and you seek the medical help you need, nobody will ask you what your political beliefs are. They will ask you, though, if you have any health insurance. For many people in Idaho, the answer is still no. The Medicaid expansion petition is ...
  • Worst Terrorist Organization in the World… Dear Editor, What is the worst terrorist organization in the world? ISIS, per the CIA. There is an estimated 80,000-100,000 members. ISIS has killed about 2,100 people outside of Iraq and Syria AL Qaeda/Taliban have about 200 to 1,000 core members, but possibly tens of thousands of followers. Between 1992 and 2008 they have ...
  • Jim Woodward for District 1… Dear Editor, Jim Woodward is the perfect fit to replace retiring Shawn Keough for District 1 Senate. Jim supports the same issues, principles and concerns of the constituents in the district. He favors and prioritizes education, water quality, small business, timber and efficient government which allows for a lower tax burden ...
  • Signatures Needed… Dear Mr. Olson, When my husband and I moved to the Sandpoint area in 2002, the future looked bright. At last we had the home in the country he’d wanted for so long. But five days after he retired he was diagnosed with stage-three cancer. An aggressive treatment plan was laid ...
  • Institutionalized violence… Dear Editor, I thought it remarkable that a performance at the Oscars called out the NRA (“...NRA/You stand in God’s way...”) until I recalled that Hollywood is one of the largest enablers of gun violence after the NRA. When we choose to watch violent movies we are endorsing institutionalized violence. In ...
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