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

  • Schools Deserve Support… Dear Editor, I am really weary of Dan and Kathy Rose alleging our school administrators are committing fraud by asking the voters to approve a school levy. The bottom line is that schools cost money to operate, and the state of Idaho does not adequately fund our schools. Do we want ...
  • Take Scotchman’s Off the Auction Block…… Dear Editor, Now that a Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Bill has been introduced in Congress, the question is raised again, “How will this affect our community?”  Studies have reliably shown an economic benefit to communities located near designated wilderness.  Does this mean large numbers of tourists from all over the world will ...
  • Support the Environment… Dear Editor, I indubitably support public lands. I indubitably support wilderness. I indubitably support Greenprint. I indubitably support the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. I grew up in Texas where there is no public land to speak of and developers have cart blanche to make a piecemeal out of the environment, and I tell ...
  • For Our Children… Dear Editor, I am the parent of a kindergarten student at Northside Elementary. In five years my youngest will also be there and I will have two kids in the Lake Pend Oreille school district. I am very committed to doing all I can to help my children and their schools ...
  • Schools Need Our Support… Dear Editor, My ability to write this letter and thoughtfully read this paper is due, in large part, to the efforts of public school teachers. Not able to afford private schools, I am a public school graduate. I imagine most adults my age (retired, fixed income) have had jobs and careers ...
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