Category: Opinion

Opinion

Covenants can be a good thing

By James Richard Johnson
Reader Contributor

When I consider the ecological advantages to trains versus trucks carrying freight across America, I do not find myself opposing a second railroad bridge …

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 …

Letters

  • Shelby the best choice… Dear Editor, I am part of a large group of people who live outside of Sandpoint, but consider Sandpoint home. Sandpoint is where we go for our groceries, entertainment, eating out, and where we attend church. We are invested in Sandpoint. What happens in and to Sandpoint is important to us. Sandpoint ...
  • Candidate responds… Dear Editor, I found it ironic that Mr. Macdonald criticized my “un-responsiveness” to city residents while at the same criticized my opposition to increased coal and oil rail traffic. Somehow he fails to realize that the coal/oil train issue has repeatedly drawn more public participation than any single issue before council ...
  • Negative campaigning… Dear Editor, Its known by every voter and is commonly hated by all, often used as an excuse to not vote by many. It sickens the election like a disease and is highly contagious, spreads faster than wildfire with nearly exact results. You are hard pressed to find a proponent of ...
  • Unhappy camper… Dear Editor, I thought I was the only one that saw Mr. Santa as an unhappy camper.  It’s nice to see there are two of us. Bill Litsinger Sandpoint
  • Experience not necessary… Dear Editor, Somehow there are those who believe that experience on the city council is either a prerequisite to or a huge advantage in a run for the mayor’s office.  Au contraire. As a resident of 68 years, I’ve followed city politics for at least 50 of those years. I can tell ...
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