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

  • In My Opinion… Dear Editor, In my opinion, there are many things that I feel are essential to Sandpoint's quality of life and are worthy of supporting with tax dollars: Police and fire safety, clean water and public access areas, green space for camping and family outings, libraries that are well-stocked and well-maintained, and ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Money has always been a controversial subject. Finances—along with politics—don't always make for polite dinnertime conversation. But what about education?  Should we avoid that subject as well? In the last century, when many of us readers went to school, it was a relatively simple affair. A new notebook, a new pencil ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am writing to support the LPOSD Plant Facilities Levy on Aug. 30. In short, this measure and the project that will follow is much needed and overdue in our community. I have seen the schools, walked the halls and sat in the classrooms that will be replaced, and ...
  • Vote Yes for Schools… Dear Editor, It seems that this levy has become a personal issue- where certain people are being accused of having a personal agenda in building new schools in our district. I agree—this levy is personal—it is personal for every family who sends their students to our deteriorating buildings each day. What this levy ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Dear Editor, When my wife was asked if she would be part of the facilities review committee she offered me up instead. I'll admit, I protested, but she insisted that I was what the committee needed. As a contractor, I'm able to knowledgeably review the physical state of the facilities. As ...
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