Letters to the Editor

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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Vote yes on I-185 to help the needy

November 01, 2018 at 4:03 pm

As a senior citizen and concerned caregiver, I feel we must vote to keep funds from being cut or canceled for Montanans who need them most. Things like home-based caregiving and Medicaid-funded services for our veterans are important. Funds...

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Don’t vote for the ‘untouchables’

November 01, 2018 at 4:04 pm

How can you vote for a man who won’t shake your hand? U S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and State Auditor and senatorial candidate Matt Rosendale have fled the time-honored public meeting for the safety of invitation-only eve...

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Republican party ad is divisive

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

A recent quarter-page ad placed by the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee that contains a comparison chart and was submitted to all major area papers by Committee Treasurer JoAnn Cuffe and the local “Republicans” implies that it sp...

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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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