Letters to the Editor

Clarifying confusion about CARD Foundation

November 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

There is confusion about how the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) is funded and why the CARD Foundation needs to raise money. The clinic and foundation are independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. CARD provides advocacy, ca...

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Clarifying confusion about CARD Foundation

November 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

There is confusion about how the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) is funded and why the CARD Foundation needs to raise money. The clinic and foundation are independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. CARD provides advocacy, ca...

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Health care shows division between parties

November 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

Republicans vs. Democrats. We have recently seen an ad comparing the two in a way that showed deep bias but little reality. We only have to take one topic to see the sad divisions between the two parties: health care.In the United States, w...

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Our kids set a great example

November 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

Recently I had the honor of working the Kootenai Rotary Trunk or Treat event at Central School. My sister witches and I love doing this outreach event for our community; seeing all of the kids dressed for Halloween really makes the work and...

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Local Republicans should denounce ad

November 01, 2018 at 4:03 pm

I am writing to endorse the sentiments expressed in the letter published in the Western News on Tuesday, Oct. 30, by Laurie Boehler Walsh, responding to the “divisive” Republican ad about “Republicans vs. Others.” The ad demonizes any of us...

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I-185 would preserve sufficient caregiving

November 01, 2018 at 1:42 pm

My name is Lori List. I have been a caregiver since 2005. I was working in Washington State as a caregiver until I moved to Montana in August 2017. I currently take care of two family members and one non-family client.As my client’s caregiv...

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Sen. Tester supports Montana trade

November 01, 2018 at 1:42 pm

I am a third-generation farmer and rancher in Montana. My family has a long history of working the land and raising cattle. I understand full well the negative impact low commodity prices have on agriculture and the communities that rely on...

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Tester protects interests of servicemembers

November 01, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Forty-six U.S. Representatives, 49 U.S. Senators and 33 state attorney generals, including Democrats, Republicans and Independents, signed letters defending the Military Lending Act, which was passed after the DOD found that servicemembers ...

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A cautionary tale in support of I-185

November 01, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Have you ever seen someone die from emphysema or lung cancer? I have in the case of the former affliction. Emphysema came to my then-56-year-old wife Mary, who became a more avid cigarette smoker after the accidental death of our 10-year-ol...

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Public land: America’s best idea

November 01, 2018 at 1:42 pm

I wish all Montanans could travel the world and experience its diversity of nature and culture. Though America is a very special country, we are young and far from perfect, and there is so much to be learned from other places and peoples wi...

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