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

  • Kate for Idaho House… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister knows how to create new jobs, improve education, and help bring in vitally needed internet infrastructure that supports our needs. Kate has extensive experience collaborating with business, education and local government leaders. The incumbent, Heather Scott, seems fearful and holds extreme views. Believing that Sharia Law would somehow ...
  • Words to Live By… Dear Editor, There has been a lot of talk lately about the politics of this region, and I am writing in regard to what I have heard. First, I would like to address the fear-mongers among us. We are all part of the United States of America, whether you like it or ...
  • Lawsuit Shows Arrogant Attitude… Dear Editor, Just before Christmas 2015, years of work and thousands of hours of individual effort by people from all walks of life in northwest Montana came to fruition when the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders made a landmark agreement about land use on the Kootenai National Forest. The spectrum of participants was ...
  • Who Am I…? Dear Editor, My name is Natasha Ferris. I am Adam Ferris’ biological sister. I, too, am gay. Also trangender. I find this odd. Always have. However I love how none of these stories or articles mention one thing about me. Or who I was, or what part I played in Adam’s ...
  • Vote for Ken Meyers… Dear Editor, After growing up on a wheat farm in western Montana, Ken Meyers went on to become an educator and administrator at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His experience taught him that good things happen when you have a vision that improves people’s lives, and you move toward ...
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