Letters to the Editor

Plains Toastmasters offer Pathways Program

October 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Plainly Speaking Toastmasters of Plains has more to offer you now than just learning how to practice your public speaking abilities. We still do that, but we try to have fun doing it.Our new Pathways Program has several ways to develop skil...

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Woodland supports I-185 and I-186

October 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

The most democratic way to participate in government is the initiative process. Citizens petition to put a law on the ballot, then voting directly to accept or reject the law. Montanans recently put two initiatives on the November, 2018 bal...

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Be responsible when voting on initiatives

October 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

Initiatives are an important part of our democratic process. They allow citizens to bring legislation forward. That was the intended process.They can also be a way for lobbyists and special interest groups to bring their legislation forward...

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Forum sheds light on county candidates

October 11, 2018 at 11:31 am

After hearing all speak at the Candidate Forum held at the REX in Thompson Falls Oct. 6, it is clear that the following is clear:Paul Fielder is a superior choice to the current status quo county commissioner. Paul will bring fresh approach...

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Initiative 186 misleading

October 04, 2018 at 10:48 am

I-186 will appear on the November ballot. If it passes, Montana DEQ will be required to deny a permit to any proposed hard rock mine, if the reclamation plan requires perpetual water treatment.The purpose of I-186 is misleading because:&bul...

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Rep. Loge unable to attend forums

October 04, 2018 at 10:45 am

When I was first contacted about candidate forums in Paradise and Thompson Falls on Oct. 5 and 6, I called immediately to express I had a conflict for those dates. At that time I was in hopes a time or date adjustment could be made, but my ...

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Pioneer bus a Mineral County asset

October 04, 2018 at 10:49 am

The Pioneer Council provides transportation to your friends, family and neighbors in Mineral County more often than most people realize. Besides the five scheduled trips to Missoula each month, The Pioneer bus is also going to Plains, and f...

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Good reasons to support Initiative 185

September 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Are you or do you know someone that is currently receiving benefits from Medicaid?Have you or someone you loved ever used the ER at one of our local hospitals?Do you have a loved one who is residing in the extended care facility at a rural ...

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Letters to the editor

September 06, 2018 at 10:22 am

Bad Actors LawThe Bad Actors Law is a Montana mining law that was passed because there was a pattern of irresponsible behavior by some Montana mining company chief officers. This pattern often resulted in major pollution and bankruptcy fili...

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Hecla issue ‘double talk’ from DEQ just doesn’t make sense

September 05, 2018 at 1:24 pm

I respect the importance Department of Environmental Quality has in ensuring protection of Montana’s environment. We acknowledge Director Livers’ support for Hecla when he accurately stated, “DEQ recognizes that Hecla’s track record of mine...

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