Category: Opinion

Opinion

An American dream

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

“I have a dream … deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning …

The year in advance

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The year 2000 has always felt like more of a product than an age: Reality 2000, the Next Generation, or something like that. Maybe it

A history of violence

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

On Christmas Day, we woke up to find a pair of posts on our Reader Facebook page that went beyond the typical “fake news” straw …

The time machine

By Sandy Compton
Special to the Reader

I spend a lot of time on the road between Hope and Paradise. I have a home along that road. It’s the initial …

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

How real estate shapes a community

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

In a prior existence, I lived in Vancouver,  British Columbia, where I was a vice president for the ski resort development company Intrawest. At the …

Our turn: Together we can do better

By Mark Sauter
Reader Contributor

Last month the Bonner County Fire Chiefs Association (BCFCA) held three public forums. The BCFCA pointed out, in multiple, evidence-based ways, how Emergency Medical Services …

Letters

  • Response for Mr. White… Dear Editor, I agree with the gist of Christopher White’s letter regarding carrying firearms in Sandpoint. I think that the city business owners should get together and make downtown Sandpoint firearm free and that we should only patronize establishments (especially bars) that post notices prohibiting firearms on the premises. Just because Idaho ...
  • Response for Mr. White… Dear Editor, I had to respond to Mr. Christopher White’s absurd letter from the Sept. 1 edition. First of all, Mr. White continues the liberal diatribe that people who support gun rights have “issues”or are more likely to resort to violence. This is nonsense. Secondly, he claims that seeing guns in ...
  • Piles of Dog Poop… Dear Editor, This morning I accessed the Syringa Trails off Pine Street at Greta’s Segway and was appalled at the great number of piles of dog crap I saw on the trail. Do irresponsible dog owners think that once they step off of Pine Street they are in the wild woods ...
  • Beating a Dead Horse… In the August 25, 2016 issue of the Reader Cameron Rasmusson’s comment after Ben Olson’s response to Vickey Babayco’s letter concluded with this: “We’re not in the practice of shutting out viewpoints.” Oh really?! So when Ben Olson banned me from the Reader, he didn’t mean it? Or is it ...
  • Lighten Up Part 2… Dear Editor, Just a quick response to your comments on “Lighten Up.” You state that the subject post did indeed offend you, I said I was not offended and thought it was silly and gave me a laugh, in fact, I didn’t even consider racism until you brought it up in you ...
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