Category: Opinion

Opinion

‘We can coexist peacefully’

By Jane Fritz
Reader Contributor

We are living in a time of uncertainty. And so are wildlife. Consider the Canada geese at Sandpoint City Beach Park whose future is dire.…

Is the coronavirus a ‘hoax’?

By Gabrielle Duebendorfer
Reader Contributor

I recently read “The Contagion of Fear” by Chuck Baldwin on Idaho District 1 Rep. Heather Scott’s face book page. The article claims coronavirus is …

A North Idaho pandemic: Then & Now

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

For everyone alive in North Idaho today, the novel coronavirus outbreak is uncharted territory.

Across the world, leadership is suspending gatherings, closing schools and encouraging …

A few thoughts…

By Sandy Compton
Reader Columnist

Darn! It’s already March. November is coming up fast, and I declared my 2020 candidacy for president back when the Trump got elected, but then …

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 …

Letters

  • In Defense of Gier… Dear Editor, To Nick Gier: I read your response to Vickey Babayco's letter, and all I can say is right on, brother. Excellent response. I'm thrilled that you met her silly letter head on. When I read her letter, I spent about ten minutes shaking my head in ...
  • In Response to Gier… Dear Editor, Just read through the Reader's July 21 issue. I noticed that Mr. Gier had mentioned my name in reference to the July 14 issue where I responded to his article he wrote in defense for Muslims. In this week's issue, Mr. Gier stated his thanks to me for praising him ...
  • Gier’s Response… Dear Editor: I want to thank Vickey Babayco (July 14th) for praising my rhetorical skills. I strive for both phrasing that catches the reader's interest and solid, fact-based analysis. Opinion writers worth their salt always control their message carefully. Babyco's charge of verbal abuse, however, misses the mark. Donald Trump, my target ...
  • Notorious BID… Dear Editor, I was just noticing the beautiful flower baskets prior to reading your article "Notorious BID." I laughed and was angry at the same time—sort of like reading the "Deep Thoughts" from the same issue. I assumed the quaint Winter Carnival was put on by volunteer organizers and entertainers, but even ...
  • Parking Woes… Dear Editor, I was surprised to read, after the fact, that the city held two workshops regarding downtown parking. As a downtown business owner, I can empathize with the construction workers getting tickets downtown, but the fact is, this happens every day to many business owners trying to make a living ...
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