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Freezing tribal funds appalling, hurts tribal members

Editor, I was appalled and mad to see what BEH has done. I tried to put money on one of my kid’s commissary at the jail and was told they have none due to that account being closed out by BEH. They are being punished for something they are not...

 

We are at a crisis level in education

Looking at these test results on the National Indian Education Study 2015 gives me a slight feeling of despair and a feeling of hope. For this reason, I do what I do.  When the Office of Public Instruction has been claiming that 75 percent of the...

 

Keep land in wilderness study area

Editor, I am writing to express my concern with Rep. Kerry White’s proposed resolution, House Joint Resolution 9. This resolution seeks to release Montana’s Wilderness Study Areas from consideration for inclusion in the National Wilderness...

 

Don't let new health care act defund Medicaid

Editor, Congress is moving quickly to enact the American Health Care Act. This bill goes beyond its stated purpose to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by fundamentally restructuring Medicaid. If this bill becomes law, Medicaid would no...

 

Locker room privacy - just common sense

While I understand that in today’s culture there are males who identify as female and vice versa, like most Montanans, I am strongly opposed to boys and men being allowed to use girls’ and women’s locker rooms. It’s just common sense that...

 

Quist victory no threat to gun rights

Editor, Special election candidate Rob Quist is quickly filling the hopeful Democratic, independent and moderate GOP counter to Greg Gianforte a corporatist outsider with a far-right wing neo-conservative agenda. Now, Mr. Quist, a gun owner who grew...

 

Let's be smart with our money this election

Editor, County taxpayers pay all the costs associated with holding elections in our counties. This last election was especially expensive for all of us because ballots needed reprinting due to the unfortunate death of the Libertarian candidate. The...

 

Helena wants to steal an hour of your life

Editor: Our elected officials are busy in Helena wanting to steal an hour a day from each of us during the summer months. Senate Bill 206 will do away with Daylight Savings Time. With Daylight Savings, we gain an hour in the summer so we can enjoy...

 

Montana's seed bill, Senate Bill 155

Editor, Farmers continue to evolve crops naturally, or with genetic selection and enhancement. In some circles, it is referred to as research. It is a constant process to find new ways to outsmart old problems: insect damage, heat or drought...

 

Bullhook Community Health Center lists impacts on the community

Editor, In 2016, Montana’s medical community experienced tremendous change and improved access to health care for many of our neighbors. With the lowest uninsured rate in the history of Montana, 93 percent of Montanans now have coverage for health...

 

Time to thank our veterans - Support new veterans home

Editor, Our veterans have waited far too long for the veterans’ home in southwestern Montana. The ground has been donated to build the home, and the state has allotted our share — 35 percent — of the project cost. Currently, the only piece...

 

Oppose Legislature's Medicaid cuts

Editor, The Montana state Legislature is proposing to cut almost 100 million dollars from Medicaid health care services. A majority of these cuts will impact essential personal care services for our fellow Montanans who are elderly or low-income...

 

Donate blood during Red Cross Month

Editor: March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. It is the time of year when Montana Red Cross recognizes our volunteers as true heroes. Here in Montana, Red Cross volunteers assist people during emergencies, teach...

 

Separate but equal might be OK in Indiana, not in Montana basketball

Editor, It’s ironic that Cat Country KCTR 102.9 radio announcer Paul Mushaben opened his February 2I, 2017, post with the statement that...” It’s always the kids that suffer...” His comments about separate tournaments for Native Americans is...

 

Thanks to 9C tournament volunteers

Editor, The Athletic Committee of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Havre High School and District 9C would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to the 60 plus volunteers who worked the Boys and Girls District...

 

Proposed cuts give seniors the short end of the stick

We are the voice for the elderly and it is our duty and responsibility to speak up on their behalf. If the sick, elderly and disabled were able to organize and raise their voices high enough, the Legislature just might think twice about taking money...

 

Daines is representing Montana values

In response to Dennis Kuntz’s Feb. 14, 2017, letter to the Havre Daily News: Thank you Senator Daines for representing me, Montana and United States’ values. This country is a free market republic. People came to America to be free from...

 

Let's get real

In the past, our state deptartment and the United Nations have made the bold declaration that Israel must give back Eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank. Absurd! Remember, in 1967 five countries came against Israel, Israel won the war and also added...

 

Daines silent on stand on DeVos

Steve Daines was not elected to make Betsy DeVos’ life easier. He was elected to improve the lives of Montana’s children. He failed them with his vote for DeVos, a vote he made over the voice of Montanans protesting DeVos via phone, email, letter...

 

Thanks from the Scouts

There have been many individuals, families, businesses, organizations and other groups in and around Havre and along the Hi-Line that have been very supportive of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and in conjunction with the annual Scout Week, we would...

 

Daines votes a disgrace

Editor Twice in one day, Sen. Steve Daines has disgraced Montana. “School choice” does not help the budget of public schools in our cities and towns, and it offers nothing whatsoever for public education in our rural areas, where there will never...

 

Upcoming special election a Trump Referendum

As many of you already know we have an upcoming special election to choose Rep. Ryan Zinkes’ successor. This will be the first U.S. congressional race in the Trump era and Montana voters have a unique opportunity to have their voices heard...

 

Tester votes for water users

Earlier this month, the United States Congress voted to permanently gut protections for clean water. The Stream Protection Rule would have provided valuable additional protections for landowners and water users like me. Agriculture depends on clean...

 

Veterans care should not be partisan

As I look out my window at the cold and snowy winter scene that is currently blanketing Montana, I’m reminded there are homeless veterans in our state who are struggling to find a warm place to sleep and don’t have these idyllic visions of snow...

 

Do more than thanking veterans

Dear editor, Butte Rep. Jim Keane told a joint subcommittee Jan. 27 it should not just thank veterans for their service but it should “do something.” He wanted the members, and the Legislature, to pass an infrastructure bill that would fund,...

 

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