Category: Opinion

Opinion

The Lumberjill: Priorities

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

Sometimes, I am guilty of not being the best mom.

Sometimes, I am distracted. (A lot of the time, actually.)

Sometimes, I can be …

On the end of the school year

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

By the time this story makes it into newsprint and the hands of our readers, I’ll be neck-deep in the final two days of school.…

The massacre of children

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

There are some crimes that are so monstrous it hurls you far beyond your fear of the perpetrators or those agitators who urge them on. …

The morning after the election

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The morning after the election, I took a walk. The dark computer screen across the room beckoned me to waggle the mouse and wake it …

My mom is kind of a big deal

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

There’s not enough room on this page — maybe even in this paper — to adequately praise or even describe my mom. She’s kind of …

TV moms got nothing on the real thing

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

A significant portion of my formative years were spent watching television families. As a child whose parents both worked full time to ensure my two …

Passenger seat past

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

It is a spring evening, nearing sunset, after a warm day. The smell of sun-baked lakebed and blooming skunk cabbage fills the car, carried by …

Letters

  • Climate change real… Dear editor, Shelley B. from Sandpoint states in her letter to the editor that “it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists.” The subject she is referring to is from an article “The Threat of a Warmer ...
  • Government ≠ scientist… Dear Editor, I read with interest the article “The Threat of a Warmer Tomorrow.” In fact it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists. Typical of this is the latest fuss by the FDA over trans fat a.k.a partially ...
  • Comment on Riley story… Dear Editor, Nice job boys with your examinations of the murder of Jeanetta Riley! It only took the local newspapers a year to comment on a story that was carried internationally! Can’t wait for your follow up interviews with Sheriff Wheeler and his decision to end the department’s involvement with NAMI and, ...
  • Help identify attacking dog… Dear Editor, Can you please help identify an off leash dog that viscously attacked and mauled a white Bichon and her caregiver Friday, June 26 approximately 5:30pm just off the Super 1 parking lot between Super 1 and Napa Auto Parts? The attacker was a medium sized lean muscular young dog, brown ...
  • Riley shooting… Dear Editor, Am I odd for mourning during holidays?  Take Thanksgiving, for example, I cannot help thinking about the genocide of our Native Americans or starving modern refugees around the world (who would be thankful for a morsel of our feast).  I mean, are all the people that take their own ...
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