Category: Opinion

Opinion

Laying down the law?

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

Do you know what a “constitutional sheriff” is? And do you know if we have one? It’s important to go back a bit in order …

Punching the keys

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

My dad kept a small office upstairs in an alcove outside my childhood room in Westmond. From his ornate roll-top desk, dad would type correspondence …

Fighting words

By Idaho House and Senate Democrats
Special to the Reader

Republican politicians have had supermajority control of the Legislature and every statewide office for decades. Under their governance, Idaho has …

Is this the land of the free?

By Jenna Bowers
Reader Contributor

I am uniquely positioned to write this piece. I am a native of Sandpoint. I have deep roots and a strong connection to the people …

Letters

  • Vote…! Dear Editor, After thinking about the primary outcome for awhile now I think I’ve figured it out. I know why Scotchman Peak failed. The answer is comprised of two parts: 1) Less than 48 percent of the registered voters showed up at the polls; and, 2) The usual suspects were among ...
  • Smokestacks Misleading… Dear Editor, Twin smokestacks belching black smoke. “DOWNWIND” and “poison air” in the brightest red ink the Reader can lay down. An ominous black arrow pointing at Sandpoint. The message in the anonymous ad on the back cover of the May 24 issue is clear and grim, but lacking in facts. ...
  • We Applaud Military Vets… Dear Editor, Replying to the “Regarding SPORTS” letter dated 5-4-2018 by USAF retiree Brent Bidus, the SPORTS Group would like to thank this veteran for his service to the country. Military careerists and decorated war veterans are the greatest of all for their service to the nation, whereby liberals, moderates, and ...
  • A Sad Result… Dear Editor,  For me, the sad result of folks voting against the preservation of the unique Scotchmans Peak area makes me wonder if the proud legacy of Idahoans as conservationists has ended. Whereas people were once willing to sit down and discuss issues regarding keeping these treasures landscapes as they are, ...
  • Help me to Understand… Dear Editor, I was shocked when I saw the voting results on the proposal to designate Scotchman Peaks a wilderness area in Idaho. How could a majority of my voting peers in Bonner County vote against an issue I thought was a “no brainer?” Who could possibly be opposed to preserving ...
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