Letters to the Editor

One reason we fight sewer north of track

March 07, 2019 at 10:46 am

We, the people of Thompson Falls, Mont., did not ask for, nor were we afforded the right to vote for or against, “sewering” the town north of the BNSF-MRL line.When government no longer asks the people, or continues to do things without th...

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Please pledge your support for E.L. Johnson Memorial Pool

February 28, 2019 at 10:36 am

Friends and neighbors:Swimming is the center of summer in Plains for many residents. It has recently come to the attention of Committee for Safe Swimming (CSS) that E.L. Johnson Memorial Pool is losing 15,000 gallons of water a day into the...

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Report from week three: Bills are starting to work their way through

January 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm

This week saw the hustle and bustle the Legislature is known for. The bills are now coming out of committees and on to the floor in greater numbers. The Senate has also passed enough bills across the floor that they are even showing up in H...

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A letter from your local legislator

January 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

Greetings to all. Just a short note to again say what a privileged it is to once again serve you in Helena and let you know what went on this first week of the 66th Montana Legislative Session. On the 7th of January was the swearing in cere...

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Where does the authority of civil government come from?

January 02, 2019 at 2:42 pm

What is the source of authority for civil government, and what are its duties?For those of us who believe the Bible is the Word of God and the Source of Truth, it is significant that it says all legitimate authority is from God. (Romans 13:...

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Return to simple majority rules in House

January 02, 2019 at 8:20 am

Too often we see the results of gridlock and partisan shenanigans in Washington D.C. Efforts are focused solely on beating the other side, and not on representing the people in passing budgets and good policy. Power is centralized with par...

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November 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana appears well down the road to becoming a one party Republican, deeply conservative state, like the states that surround us. Jon Tester’s survival was an anomaly best explained by his personal popularity and his opponent’s weakness....

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Brooker endorsed for county commissioner

October 24, 2018 at 5:25 pm

“We must show, not merely in great crises, but in the everyday affairs of life, the qualities of practical intelligence, of courage, of hardihood, and endurance, and above all the power of devotion to a lofty ideal, which made great the men...

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Recycling funds usage questioned

October 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

My letter is in response to the recent article “Alberton Council Experiences Conflict Over Cardboard.”The big question at the Oct. 2, 2018, Alberton Town Council meeting was the distinction of how the excess of funds collected by the recycl...

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There is a ‘friendship in common’

October 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm

One of my favorite expressions is “often wrong, never in doubt.” I like to think it doesn’t apply to me — at least the “often” part — but I do come under the category of being overly certain in my opinions or in an event I swear happened. F...

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