Category: Opinion

Opinion

Taking a shot — Part 1

By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
Reader Contributor

More than 97 guns are owned per 100 people in the United States. Serbia is second, with 58 per 100, and Yemen third with …

Happy [bleep] year

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I received a breaking news alert on my phone on Feb. 2, 2020, announcing the fact that the day’s palindromic date (02/02/2020) is the only …

I want my America back

By James Richard Johnson
Special to the Reader

I want my America back! I grew up in the Midwest in the 1950s and want back the America that stood for …

Love is a Dog From Hell

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The headline of this article comes from a book by poet and author Charles Bukowski, who lived a bitter, drunken existence periodically punctuated by moments …

Politicizing education

By Rep. Steve Berch, D-Boise
Special to the Reader

The House Education Committee voted recently to reject and remove every word of Idaho’s education standards in math, English and science …

Human rights for all

By Timothy Braatz
Reader Contributor

Black History Month was created to celebrate the achievements of people typically excluded from the telling of U.S. history. In that spirit, here are three …

How to winter

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and heard a woman say, “I just don’t ever remember a winter being …

Letters

  • Steve Johnson for County Commissioner… Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have Steve Johnson running for Bonner County Commissioner for District 1 in November. Steve is a lifelong resident of Bonner County, a graduate of Sandpoint schools from elementary through high school and from the University of Idaho. He is a firm supporter of education. He ...
  • A Clean Comedy Show… Dear Editor, For all those folks who were critical of The Follies, here’s their chance to see a clean comedy show and silent auction that benefits American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Located out of Clark Fork AHWF is the only 501c3 facility in Idaho with permits to care for most of our ...
  • Ellen Weissman is the Person We Need… Dear Editor: Ellen Weissman is the person we need to be our representative for North Idaho.   She exemplifies all that is good and has worked hard to make our lives better. She is by nature a positive force in our community. Under her directorship, the Sandpoint Senior Center has been revitalized. Ellen ...
  • Commissioners… Dear Editor: With Ben’s indulgence, a P.S. to my letter last week: Since when did Dan McDonald become the Bonner County Commission? The article in last week’s edition by Lyndsie Kiebert and the piece in the Daily Bee seems to indicate the McDonald is the only member of the commission that matters. ...
  • Vote for Steve Johnson… Dear Editor, Steve Johnson is running for Bonner County commissioner, District 1, in the November election. A lifetime resident of Bonner County, he has proven to be a successful administrator, attentive listener, and experienced problem solver -- committed to a strong economy and quality of life. A graduate of Sandpoint High School ...
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