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

  • McAlister a Fine Choice… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister is a fine choice for our District 1A Representative to the State Legislature. Kate works effectively to broaden economic opportunity in our area, through her leadership of the local Chamber of Commerce, her support for expanding fiber optic networks, and her involvement with education. Kate knows first hand ...
  • Dissension Becoming a Bore… Dear Editor, To Lee Santa: the first essay I read of yours was a letter to the editor printed first in the Daily Bee and then a few days later in the Reader. It was about our local police victim, Jeanetta, and it was bold and provocative. I also enjoyed your ...
  • McAlister a Good Choice… Dear Editor, Kate McAlister is my choice for the job of representing our District in the state legislature. Kate is smart, articulate and experienced with many years of local involvement, from being President/CEO of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce to serving on various community development and educational boards. She is comfortable ...
  • A Grieving Brother… Dear Editor, Don Otis speaks of etiologies yet gives the impression Adam Ferris’ alcoholism and depression are merely secondary to his sexuality. It is absurd. I’m sure The American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that homosexuality is not an illness or disorder, but ...
  • It’s Not a Choice… Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter from Mr. Don D. Otis. Yes, anyone can see that Adam had issues with depression. I could ramble on, but first I am going to collect my thoughts before I send a complete response. As I said in a previous letter, yes, I ...
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