Letters to the Editor

Sen. Tester cares about our safety

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

As a former sheriff and the mayor of a Montana town near our northern border, border security has always been in the forefront for me. It takes resources to keep Montanans safe, combat drug trafficking, and secure the border and local gover...

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U.S. Bank loan seems predatory

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

My church, First Congregational, has been banking with U.S. Bank for decades. We have also been at the forefront of protecting Montanans from predatory loan products, like payday and car-title loans. In Montana, we won, through a citizen vo...

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Business expanding offers hope for communities

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

The increased safety for youth and community that comes with the proposed Town Pump expansion in Troy — a bigger space for parking, fueling up and traffic control in the highway — would be a welcome change. Not to mention that better lighti...

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Beware misleading health care coverage information

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Currently, there’s a lot of electioneering about pre-existing medical conditions. Much of it is rhetorical and misleading. Some claim Republicans want to remove coverage for such conditions. In fact, such allegations exaggerate the problem ...

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Vote for the other guy, not Sen. Tester

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Our Sen. Jon Tester is a phony. Here’s why.Two partners and I owned two patented mining claims between Butte and Melrose. They were patented in 1893 before there was even a U.S. Forest Service. The 1893 map shows a road crossing 1,100 feet ...

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LR-129 is gobbledygook

October 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

On the Montana ballot is Legislative Referendum 129, “An act establishing the Montana interference prevention act.” And if you read the quoted part of the previous sentence, yes, it’s an act enabling an act, adding more confusion to the exp...

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Let’s stop the divisiveness

October 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

I have not submitted a letter to the editor for a long time and I cannot hold back any longer. I was raised here in Montana along the eastern front, and went to work for some large farm ranch operations in the summer. When I was 16 I got a ...

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Grateful for Cabinet Peaks Medical Center

October 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

Living in a small community in remote northwestern Montana, we are all very fortunate to have a highly skilled medical care facility right here at our collective doorsteps in Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. My wife and I learned this firsthan...

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Matt Rosendale is not good for Montana’s families

October 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

Know anyone with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, or a litany of other ailments or injuries? I do. Terry retired early due to increasing hip pain. A year later, he needed a hip replacement. At 22, Clayton was diagnos...

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Vote no on the 6-Mill Levy

October 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

After decades of supporting the Montana 6 mill levy, I’ll be voting no this time. Here are but two of many reasons. By and large most institutions of “higher learning” seem to be losing their way. Political correctness, lower academic stand...

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