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

  • Thanks for Meeting… Dear Editor, I attended the Scotchman Peaks Open House on June 6. I want to thank the staff from Sen. Jim Risch’s office for being in attendance as well as Forest Service personnel. As you may know the Senator is considering re-introducing a wilderness proposal bill for Scotchman Peaks. His staff was there to ...
  • Disappointment… Dear Editor, I would like to express my disappointment with aspects of the proposed Scotchman Peaks wilderness open house held at the Hope Elementary School on Wednesday. On the upside Sen. Risch’s staff was approachable and eager to receive feedback from constituents. On the downside it appeared the Friends of the ...
  • Thanks Sen. Risch… Dear Editor: Many thanks to the staff of Sen. Jim Risch for holding the open house at Hope Elementary School regarding the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness proposal. I am a strong supporter of this proposal coming to fruition for the betterment of all citizens of Bonner County and North Idaho. Additionally, I ...
  • Paris Climate Accord… Dear Editor, We all have litmus tests that obviate the need for much research or study. One of those tests that has NEVER let me down is—when Donald Trump, Dan McDonald and Steve Brixen agree on something, I KNOW they’re wrong and jump on the other side without a second thought. That was ...
  • In Support of Free Press… Dear Editor, I am writing to you because of the assault committed by Greg Gianforte, candidate and now winner of the special election in Montana. My husband and I have many relatives and friends who live in Montana, including all of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I do not believe that Mr. ...
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