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MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Mugshots are public information

Last week the Montana House Judiciary Committee pulled the rug out from under police chiefs and news organizations who jointly supported a simple measure to clarify that booking photos are public information and should be treated as such. Unbelievabl...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 27, 2017

Not to imply any relation to reality

I sat on this news for a week. A week. A long week. The stress of it — oi vey — but it was worth the trouble out of respect for the Office of the President of the United States. Now though, the...

 

Our View: County needs to change fair manager position

For the third time in less than three years, the Great Northern Fairgrounds is without a manager. Tim Solomon resigned  in 2015 after 12 years in the position, amidst the board redesigning the fairgrounds manager job description. Since then, the boa...

 

Get out and vote Tuesday, Election Day

It doesn’t matter whether you want Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein or “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente to be president — if you don’t vote. If doesn’t matter whether you think Steve Bullock or Greg Gianforte would be...

 

Zinke's support of Trump shows Montanans deserve better

Like most Montanans, we were horrified as we watched footage of Donald Trump boasting about sexually assaulting women while Access Hollywood reporter, Billy Bush, laughed and egged him on. We were horrified because we are women and mothers, sisters...

 

A revisit of the Havre-Fort Belknap EIS

It’s all about the economy and enhancing the economic viability of communities in the Highway 2 Corridor. The Highway 2 Association is the voice that’s been advocating for 4 For 2, an adequate transportation system, which is the prerequisite for...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 22, 2016

View from the North 40: Not quite science-y science

I don’t want to be thought of as less than a serious amateur scientist, but at some point my home-based research projects always come to loggerheads with what is widely considered to be real life,...

 

Our View: Band represents best of a great community

OK, we’re a bit biased, but we think the Havre High School Blue Pony Marching Band stole the show at the Washington National Independence Day Parade Monday. The Blue Ponies made Havre proud by entertaining the hundreds of thousands of people who...

 

Our View: Library is a valuable community resource

We always thought it would be nice if the Havre-Hill County Library would be open all day on Saturday. The library now opens at noon, and usually there is a pretty big group of people there using the many services the library provides. That’s why...

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Saturday morning, a group will walk from Community Fitness Park to Montana State University-Northern. The Autism Fun Run and Awareness Walk will be held Saturday morning to let people know about the condition that affects so many people....

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre Public Schools will conduct its annual Salute to Seniors at noon Sunday, at Havre Middle School. If you are a senior citizens or nearing that age, stop by and look at the exhibits that display the work Havre students have done,...

 

Our View: Vote yes on mill levy

Some voters in the Havre Public school elementary school district got ballots in the mail this week. Others will be going to the polls May 3. On the ballot is a proposal to increase the mill levy by about $10.51 for a home assessed at $100,000....

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Box Elder Bears have had a pretty good streak with its basketball team, but its hoops success may continue if the Box Elder Bots keep developing a basketball player of their own. The robotics club is developing a robot that can shoot mini-...

 

Our View: Congratulations to two Rocky Boy women

If you are looking for good news on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, look no further than the reservation’s health clinic. For years, the clinic was nothing more than an ATM for people who wanted to dip into the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s treasury....

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Dart — Every four years, editorial writers decry the ugly state of politics claiming that it is worse than it ever has been. This year, it’s worse than it ever has been. The nasty name-calling has lowered the level of public discourse. We can...

 

Our View: Vote for Havre Beneath the Streets

We at the Havre Daily News shy away from telling people who to vote for. We express our opinions, some would say spout off, but we don’t endorse candidates or express views on just how to vote. We are making an exception, though. Voting is taking...

 

Sunrise Financial raises many troubling problems

Sunrise Financial, a mysterious company apparently based in Great Falls, is buying property, most of them homes, at taxes sales and then holding onto them to let them rot. The reason for this is...

 

Our View: Montana's Native health care crisis is a scandal

Montana is looking for a new Indian Health director whose job it will be to close the gap in life expectancy between Natives and whites in the state. A study showed that Native men live 19 years less than whites in the state, which is surpassed by a...

 

Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — People from throughout the Hi-Line are in Havre for the District 9C basketball tournament this week. The tournament is an enduring tradition in the area. It is smalltown America at its best. Older people often look back at the tournament...

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: A Teddy Roosevelt impersonator visited Havre High School earlier this week to give students a first-hand lesson in history. Hal Stearns, a Montana storyteller, spoke last week at the Senior Center of northcentral Montana giving people...

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The tiny town of Turner has a fighting spirit. Turner has seen a dramatic loss in population in recent years. Some small, rural towns have died out, but don’t count Turner out. The residents of this northern Blaine County community are...

 

Our View: Create a city manager to save Havre money

We know lots of people who would make excellent mayors of Havre. People who have a real feel for the community. People from all political persuasions and parties who have a sense of where the city should be headed. People who are leaders in...

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Residents of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation have declared a state of emergency because of the methamphetamine epidemic. It is fantastic to see the tribal government take such a strong stand against meth, and we hope it will continue in...

 

Our View: Hats off to Candi Zion and recycle volunteers

Seven years ago, Candi Zion sat at a small table not far from where Havre Pride was holding its twice-a-year Havre cleanup program. She looked a bit lonely. It wasn’t quite clear to many people just what she was doing there. She had to explain, she...

 

Editor's Note: Meth: A serious problem to focus on for this year

When our new reporter Paul Dragu started covering news along the Hi-Line, he quickly noticed one thing: Use of meth was something that was involved in a lot of news stories: • The Havre school board hired a part-time drug counsellor at the high...

 

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