Category: Opinion

Opinion

On losing teeth

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Among the greatest joys of moonlighting as a paraprofessional teacher for part of the week is remembering what it was like to be a kid.…

Housing market storm warnings

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

As we head into 2022, everyone from housing analysts, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, buyers and sellers are wondering: When will there be a return …

The snow that binds us together

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Last week’s snowstorms felt like traveling back in time — back to Old Sandpoint, when events like that would occur a half dozen times throughout …

RIP Betty White

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

By my reckoning, I’ve spent 11 of the past 16 New Year’s Eves in a newsroom, either partially or entirely abandoned, halfheartedly trying to do …

The darkest day, one year later

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Some dark deeds in American history will forever be associated with when they took place: Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; Sept. 11, 2001. A …

Legislative preview 2022

By Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle
Reader Contributor

The 2022 legislative session starts on Monday, Jan. 10 with the governor’s State of the State address, available online through Idaho Public Television. …

Letters

  • Harsh Wind… Dear Editor, The wind is harsh The wind is strong The wind is cold The wind is wrong It chills the heart Dulls the mind Kills the spirit Of human kind It comes from ignorance Pride and greed It comes from hatred With God’s speed This wind so harsh This wind so strong Yet it will die This wind is wrong This harsh wind Is out of season For ...
  • Memorial Day… Dear Editor, As we approach the Memorial Day weekend we must bear in mind that it is not just another holiday weekend. It is a somber occasion. We should remember all those that made sacrifices. It is a time when we should pause in our daily routine to pay homage to ...
  • Jesus Fish… Dear Editor, The origin of the Jesus fish is of the “occult” and/or pagan (astrology and sacred geometry) and goes back many centuries before the birth of the myth known as Jesus. (For more about this watch the film “Zeitgeist” or read the book: “The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever ...
  • Labrador and Health Care… Dear Editor, Raul Labrador drew national attention when he said “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care coverage” — a Time Magazine quote of the week. But another questionable quote came from Idaho’s other Congressional representative, Mike Simpson, who, while defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, proclaimed he ...
  • Beyond partisan politics… Open letter to Mr. Labrador, Mr. Risch, Mr. Crapo, I am a constituent of yours from North Idaho. Mr. Trump has fired FBI Director Comey, and today—Friday, May 12—Mr. Trump threatened Mr. Comey with secret tapes. Good. Mr. Trump should release ALL of his secret recordings. A bipartisan Special Counsel MUST be appointed ...
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