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 …

On conspiracies: truth and relativity

By Jill Trick
Reader Contributor

I appreciate the Reader including complex topics in your paper. Your article “Down the rabbit hole,” (Feb. 4) addresses some that definitely deserve discussion. I …

Letters

  • Schools Deserve Support… Dear Editor, I am really weary of Dan and Kathy Rose alleging our school administrators are committing fraud by asking the voters to approve a school levy. The bottom line is that schools cost money to operate, and the state of Idaho does not adequately fund our schools. Do we want ...
  • Take Scotchman’s Off the Auction Block…… Dear Editor, Now that a Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Bill has been introduced in Congress, the question is raised again, “How will this affect our community?”  Studies have reliably shown an economic benefit to communities located near designated wilderness.  Does this mean large numbers of tourists from all over the world will ...
  • Support the Environment… Dear Editor, I indubitably support public lands. I indubitably support wilderness. I indubitably support Greenprint. I indubitably support the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. I grew up in Texas where there is no public land to speak of and developers have cart blanche to make a piecemeal out of the environment, and I tell ...
  • For Our Children… Dear Editor, I am the parent of a kindergarten student at Northside Elementary. In five years my youngest will also be there and I will have two kids in the Lake Pend Oreille school district. I am very committed to doing all I can to help my children and their schools ...
  • Schools Need Our Support… Dear Editor, My ability to write this letter and thoughtfully read this paper is due, in large part, to the efforts of public school teachers. Not able to afford private schools, I am a public school graduate. I imagine most adults my age (retired, fixed income) have had jobs and careers ...
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