Letters to the Editor

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August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the wonderful people of Libby, Troy, and Eureka, we live in an area of the United States that most people would die for. What brings this feeling to us are the communities we live in, and these communities have needs that are satisfied b...

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Libby is indeed Montana’s best small town

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

After an exhausting seven years traveling throughout Montana, and experiencing many small towns, cultures and people, while viewing beautiful mountain tops, and fishing the scenic rivers of this great state, “I was led” to Libby, one last t...

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Republic or democracy?

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

The United States of America, nearly 250 years old, seems to have forgotten what the founders, who designed the constitution, labeled this country as. We are a republic, not a democracy.According to the Webster dictionary, a republic is a s...

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Grateful for support of community theater

August 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

I’ve had this letter floating around in my head since the Kootenai Karacters wrapped production of Dan Goggins’ “Nunsense,” performed with special permission from Samuel French back in March.This community is amazing in its support for the ...

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Diverse collaborators are the key to prosperity

August 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Sanders and Lincoln counties have parallel paths to common goals in economic and community development. This includes strengthening small businesses, beautifying our communities, increasing environmental health and social welfare, and gener...

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Vote Tester for transparency, more

August 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

If we want more transparency and better governing from our elected officials, we need to vote for Sen. Jon Tester this November. Jon makes it a priority to meet with all Montanans, not just his donors or supporters. He’s constantly holding ...

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We agree the press is not the people’s enemy

August 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

There are still many Americans who appreciate the free press and place a high value on professional journalism and investigative reporting. Thank you, Western News, for printing the important editorial on this topic in Tuesday’s Western New...

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Vote ‘no’ on I-186

August 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:There’s an old saying that, “If it can’t be grown or raised, it must be mined.” And in Montana — where mining is among our largest economic drivers and our state motto is Oro y Plata (gold and silver) — mining plays a critical...

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Sen. Tester supports our public lands

August 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:Have you ever gone fishing in Montana? Taken a hike? Been cross-country skiing? If you’ve spent any amount of time enjoying Montana’s incredible natural beauty, chances are you’ve benefited from public access to public lands. ...

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Sen. Tester makes things happen for veterans

July 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

I could write volumes about Sen. Jon Tester’s help for all veterans and specifically his help for me. To say that Jon is the champion of U.S. Veterans in all things would be a gross understatementAfter 24 years of service in the U.S. Navy, ...

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