Category: Opinion

Opinion

The small, good things

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Every job has its stresses, no matter if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the dishwasher in a small-town diner. 

Journalism is …

Setting the record straight on wolves

By Don Gay
Reader Contributor

In my opinion, the Reader opinion article on wolf trapping [“Trapping is a legal, useful tool to manage wolf populations,” March 31, 2022, by Eric …

Hot take on Earth Day

By Kelsey Maxwell
Reader Contributor

My childhood “wild place” was nowhere near extraordinary by an outdoor enthusiasts’ standard. It was a truly tiny strip of forest between my best friend’s …

Farewell Mr. Marker

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

It’s common for people to point to “that one teacher” who made a big impact on them when they were young. I’ve been lucky to …

Sandpoint has changed

By Brom Glidden
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is in a period of change and there isn’t anyone we can point the finger at. Life is complex and this situation is no …

Letters

  • Rudeness at March… Dear Editor, I attended the climate march on Saturday, the 29th of April. I loved the diversity, and the amount of people there astonished me. Even so, not everyone shared my opinion. A man riding a bicycle and carrying a dog in his backpack was one person that stood out to me. As ...
  • Mr. Trump – Nerds Matter… Dear Editor, Our tweeter-in-chief is conducting a war on science. This seemingly delusional narcissist has said that climate change was a hoax perpetrated by China. When scientists come up with conclusions he doesn’t like, he attacks science. Mr. Trump has proposed budget cuts for all scientific research in government. Examples include cuts ...
  • Mr. Trump – Words Matter… Dear Editor, Recently, the Reader reported that racist flyers were thrown into the yards of South Sandpoint residents and that those flyers promoted a white supremacist website. Such groups are tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which, in its spring reports, has documented that as a result of the presidential ...
  • Follies Article Not Funny… Dear Editor, This letter is regarding your article of 4/13/17, written by Tim Henney, about the Follies. Well, the Follies are not my cup of tea, but I guess it’s fun to let go once in a while. However, your “report of the Follies” was a bit less than funny or ...
  • Labrador is Wrong… Dear Editor, Our Congressman Raul Labrador is wrong on all counts in his recent “Guest Opinion” in a local newspaper. The Republican–sponsored American Health Care Act, which he opposed, did not fail (it was withdrawn before a vote was taken) because it did not repeal Obamacare, but because there were too many ...
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