Category: Opinion

Opinion

It’s not the years in your life…

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Because it’s Latin, the phrase annus horribilis sounds ancient, but it’s not. In scattered use beginning in the 1980s, it didn’t come to prominence until …

The year in re- and preview

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Yeesh. Where to begin? First of all, we’re quite aware that making predictions even in less tumultuous times is a fool’s practice. Yet, undaunted, that’s …

Legislative preview:

By Rep. Sage Dixon, R-Ponderay
Special to the Reader

With the advent of COVID-19 the standard thought process that most legislators use when preparing legislation was interrupted by the sudden …

Legislative preview:

By Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle
Special to the Reader

The New Year is nearly upon us, which brings with it another legislative session here in Idaho. The Legislature will convene …

Coming out for the holidays

Sam Luikens
Reader Contributor

The holiday season is usually a time when many families gather together, some turning to the familiar and newly-minted traditions that offer comfort in the dark …

The caduceus

By Kathleen Huntley
Reader Contributor

When he was barely 18, and unable to vote in this country, my late husband had a caduceus tattooed on his upper right arm. He …

Letters

  • Age Diversity Important – Vote Yes for Levy&… Dear Editor, One of the many life lessons my parents instilled in me is to value all ages of people who live in our community. This includes learning from my elders, honoring the men and women who serve our country, supporting local business owners, giving a hand up to young families, ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am writing this letter with the hope that you will continue seeing the impact of the Lake Pend Oreille School District levy on the potential future of Sandpoint. Coming from a community member that can more or less be defined by the levy’s contributions, I have realized more ...
  • Sunnyside Cedar Grove… Dear Editor, I recently signed a petition urging IDFG to reconsider logging the 52-acre Sunnyside Cedar Grove. Here are my comments: As the authority tasked with protecting and preserving all of Idaho’s wildlife in perpetuity, you have a weighty responsibility. With limited funding and the constraints imposed by human resource needs, conservation ...
  • Five Things… Dear Editor, 1. With Trump’s signing of an executive order reinstating the abortion global gag rule, one has to ask, “Will Israel be exempt?” Israel has one of the most liberal abortion programs in the world. According to a 2011 Israel Central Bureau of Statistics report, about 40,000 abortions take place in Israel ...
  • Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, The January 25 article about the proposed Scotchman Wilderness by Cameron Rasmusson was much better than the ridiculously slanted Daily Stink Bug article on the recent Clark Fork meeting, but still needs help with basic journalism. I am happy to help. Rasmusson states that “several people” opposed the legislation. A ...
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