Letters to the Editor

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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Initiative 185 leads to health benefits

October 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Ever thought about why vaping/e-cigarettes come in berry and bubble gum “flavors?”Big Tobacco has reportedly spent $12 million against Initiative 185/Healthy Montana/Tobacco Tax. This new line of products that appeal to the younger crowd wi...

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Time for a new Sanders County commissioner

October 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Local elected positions are technically defined as “non-partisan,” but that doesn’t mean the candidates are not aligned with a political party. They are, and it is important to understand which one because there is a BIG difference in how t...

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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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