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

  • In Defense of Gier… Dear Editor, To Nick Gier: I read your response to Vickey Babayco's letter, and all I can say is right on, brother. Excellent response. I'm thrilled that you met her silly letter head on. When I read her letter, I spent about ten minutes shaking my head in ...
  • In Response to Gier… Dear Editor, Just read through the Reader's July 21 issue. I noticed that Mr. Gier had mentioned my name in reference to the July 14 issue where I responded to his article he wrote in defense for Muslims. In this week's issue, Mr. Gier stated his thanks to me for praising him ...
  • Gier’s Response… Dear Editor: I want to thank Vickey Babayco (July 14th) for praising my rhetorical skills. I strive for both phrasing that catches the reader's interest and solid, fact-based analysis. Opinion writers worth their salt always control their message carefully. Babyco's charge of verbal abuse, however, misses the mark. Donald Trump, my target ...
  • Notorious BID… Dear Editor, I was just noticing the beautiful flower baskets prior to reading your article "Notorious BID." I laughed and was angry at the same time—sort of like reading the "Deep Thoughts" from the same issue. I assumed the quaint Winter Carnival was put on by volunteer organizers and entertainers, but even ...
  • Parking Woes… Dear Editor, I was surprised to read, after the fact, that the city held two workshops regarding downtown parking. As a downtown business owner, I can empathize with the construction workers getting tickets downtown, but the fact is, this happens every day to many business owners trying to make a living ...
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