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

  • LPOSD Levy… Dear Editor, Lake Pend Oreille School District has proposed a school levy to extract $56 million from our community to fund its facility expansions. This includes an addition to the existing high school, constructing a new middle school, an enormous athletic center for little jocks growing up, a "vo-tech school" addition ...
  • Protests are Vulgar… Dear Editor, I was very much looking forward to Wednesday's farmer's market with the kids. We parked and walked over only to overhear another mom say to her kids, "Don't look!" Naturally, I looked. The spectacle was the vulgar anti-abortion sign. Why were they there? I feel this was not the ...
  • Wildwood Grilling… Dear Editor, We at Northside Fire District want to send a shout out of thanks and gratitude to Ernie Brandt of Wildwood Grilling for thinking of our staff and much-appreciated volunteers when they were choosing who to sponsor this year for Sandpoint Festival tickets. Your kindness and thoughtfulness to all of us ...
  • Conventions… Dear Editor, What a difference in the contrast presented by our two political conventions. At the GOP convention in Cleveland, fear, hatred, intemperance and unfounded accusations abounded. Donald Trump charged that we were a country in decline and under siege. The facts are that Americans are less likely to become victims of ...
  • Political Leanings… Dear Editor, I the need to get something off my chest and give my opinion as to your informative neighborhood paper. I moved to this beautiful area of Idaho a little over a year ago and feel lucky to live in the Sandpoint area but am so surprised of just how ...
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