Letters to the Editor

Through with Chew Week! Lincoln County Health Department encourages area residents to quit smokeless tobacco

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana’s smokeless tobacco rates are twice as high as the national average for both male youth (13.8 percent) and male adults (14 percent). The week of February 17 through 23 is “Through with Chew Week,” and is an entire week dedicated to ...

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Daines fighting for rural broadband

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

More than 40 percent of rural Montanans lack access to broadband internet. This phenomenon, known as the digital divide, holds rural America back by not allowing millions of people to take advantage of the basic online opportunities that ex...

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What is a market-based approach to water quality?

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. EPA released a joint letter encouraging market-based, collaborative approaches to reduce excess nutrients in waterways. But, few other details were offered on how to best take this...

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Treasure State Parents Will Discover Education Options for Children During National School Choice Week

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Parents, students, and teachers are celebrating the education options available in Montana during School Choice Week, Jan. 20-26.The week will feature 98 events and activities across the Treasure State, including open house events at school...

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We can lower medication costs in Montana

January 22, 2019 at 2:00 am

Everyone agrees that the high cost of prescription medications is a huge issue, but there hasn’t been a serious attempt to solve the problem in Montana. We’re changing that by bringing forward legislation we estimate will save Montanans abo...

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Montana Senate Democrat’s outlook for legislative session

January 22, 2019 at 2:00 am

The 66th Montana Legislative Session began Jan. 7, and based on the 3,101 bills that have been submitted so far, lawmakers will be working in overdrive. For Democrats, top priorities include keeping health care accessible for all Montanans,...

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Conservative republicans, moderate republicans and statesmen

January 11, 2019 at 4:42 pm

The 66th Legislative session is upon us, and a new group of men and women has been sworn into office to represent all Montanans.During this session, it is my hope that the more conservative Republicans and the moderate Republicans can learn...

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Rosauers Ambassadors

January 08, 2019 at 2:00 am

The great gals of Rosauers right here in Libby, Montana. The friendliest creature on two legs. Some of them have been employed since high school, 25 years and beyond. No other stores like this one: dedicated to a fault to serve you, the cus...

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Never stop saying ‘Merry Christmas’

January 01, 2019 at 3:00 am

Something to think about. Christmas and Easter are the most important dates in the history of the world. Had these not happened there would be no United States of America and the world would be a dark place without us that follow the teachi...

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Montana House Democrats ready to roll sleeves up

January 01, 2019 at 3:00 am

If there’s one thing Montanans can unite behind, it’s that we’re sick and tired of self-serving politicians who are all talk, no walk. As the House Minority Leader for the 2019 Legislative Session, I couldn’t agree more. Montana families de...

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