Category: Opinion

Opinion

Laying down the law?

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

Do you know what a “constitutional sheriff” is? And do you know if we have one? It’s important to go back a bit in order …

Punching the keys

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

My dad kept a small office upstairs in an alcove outside my childhood room in Westmond. From his ornate roll-top desk, dad would type correspondence …

Fighting words

By Idaho House and Senate Democrats
Special to the Reader

Republican politicians have had supermajority control of the Legislature and every statewide office for decades. Under their governance, Idaho has …

Is this the land of the free?

By Jenna Bowers
Reader Contributor

I am uniquely positioned to write this piece. I am a native of Sandpoint. I have deep roots and a strong connection to the people …

Letters

  • Where is the Line…? Dear Editor, Donald Trump said his supporters would let him commit murder. I DON’T BELIEVE IT! My question is where do you, Trump supporter, draw the line? I’ve heard Trump praised for being an honest liar. His shameful performance in Helsinki was described in a letter as the act of a good ...
  • Unwanted Robocalls… Dear Editor, A number of Bonner County community members have received very unsettling anti-Semitic robocalls lately. The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is aware of the calls and recommends anyone who receives a call to notify police. In this way the calls can be tracked. BCHRTF has contacted Southern Poverty ...
  • What Happened to GOP…? Dear Editor, What’s happened to the Republican Party we used to know? I remember when being a fiscal conservative used to be the calling card of the Republican party, but today they have completely rejected that philosophy by endorsing a spending bill — that while providing millions of dollars in tax relief ...
  • Un-Fair Timing… Dear Editor, Just want to wish all a good time at the 4-H and commercial goods show Aug. 8-11 this year. Also that you don’t mind paying admission to a public tax-supported event (it’s not a parking fee folks. Park across Boyer in the LDS lot and walk across, you still ...
  • Twisted Kilt… Dear Editor, This is in response to Lawrence Fury’s letter in the Aug. 2 issue: I don’t believe that anyone went out of their way to report Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill to the company serving the C&D. Unfortunately, copyright, trademark and patent law are very weakly enforced, and in almost every ...
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