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

  • Where is the Line…? Dear Editor, Donald Trump said his supporters would let him commit murder. I DON’T BELIEVE IT! My question is where do you, Trump supporter, draw the line? I’ve heard Trump praised for being an honest liar. His shameful performance in Helsinki was described in a letter as the act of a good ...
  • Unwanted Robocalls… Dear Editor, A number of Bonner County community members have received very unsettling anti-Semitic robocalls lately. The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is aware of the calls and recommends anyone who receives a call to notify police. In this way the calls can be tracked. BCHRTF has contacted Southern Poverty ...
  • What Happened to GOP…? Dear Editor, What’s happened to the Republican Party we used to know? I remember when being a fiscal conservative used to be the calling card of the Republican party, but today they have completely rejected that philosophy by endorsing a spending bill — that while providing millions of dollars in tax relief ...
  • Un-Fair Timing… Dear Editor, Just want to wish all a good time at the 4-H and commercial goods show Aug. 8-11 this year. Also that you don’t mind paying admission to a public tax-supported event (it’s not a parking fee folks. Park across Boyer in the LDS lot and walk across, you still ...
  • Twisted Kilt… Dear Editor, This is in response to Lawrence Fury’s letter in the Aug. 2 issue: I don’t believe that anyone went out of their way to report Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill to the company serving the C&D. Unfortunately, copyright, trademark and patent law are very weakly enforced, and in almost every ...
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