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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,...

 

We would sleep better without Gianforte in the House

Getting big money out of politics is on the minds of many Americans these days.  Eighty-five percent of Americans believe in some type of campaign finance reform. Which leads me to Greg Gianforte. Greg is influenced by Americans for Prosperity, a mu...

 

Intolerance also has no place in Havre

Editor, Tolerance: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own. Webster’s definition. We hear endlessly today about tolerance, but too often that means tolerance according to one’s own...

 

PACE would help people on energy

My name is Wil Oliver. I am the sales manager for Remote Power Systems of Stevensville, Montana. We have been serving Montana home and business owners with solar, wind, and other energy products for over 14 years. We are excited about legislation tha...

 

Fight against the time change

Beware — on March 12, we must suffer through the time change again. With all the trivial things being debated these days, why hasn’t this serious matter ever been brought up? If you agree with me concerning this, then plaster the following...

 

Hate has no place in Havre or Montana, alderman

On Jan. 17, 2017, the Havre City Council voted to pass the “Proclamation of Support for the City and Citizens of Whitefish, Montana.” The proclamation, “denouncing hate, bigotry, and intolerance,” served to show Havre’s solidarity with near...

 

Tester should support DeVos confirmation

The nomination of Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of Education will put a qualified reformer with nearly 30 years’ experience fighting for local control over educational decisions in charge of the future of American education. I strongly...

 

Betsy DeVos will fight for education equality and academic progress

The presidential election was fraught with heightened emotions, personal attacks and vitriol that reached new lows. Individuals and groups on both sides of the aisle fought tooth-and-nail for their candidate, at times losing sight of what actually ma...

 

Hill County's Sober and Safe a success

This past holiday season, Hill County DUI Task Force and Hi-Line Tavern Association teamed up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to always plan a sober ride before...

 

Integrity shines in Christmas season

With all of the recent issues in the local and national news regarding racial tensions that have made the papers over the past few months, I wanted to share a story of integrity. My grandson Terrell was in Herberger’s recently. On his way out he...

 

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 22, 2016

A letter to Rep. Ryan Zinke Dear Congressman Ryan Zinke, I am a 60 year old Vietnam Era, U.S. Army Veteran. I believe that my oath to protect and defend the United States and our Constitution did not expire with my discharge in 1980. That is why I am...

 

One special child

There are many lenses to witness the magic of Christmas, but the most powerful ones focus on the Christ child. Jesus entered the world as a helpless infant, born into a soon-to-be-refugee family, who would live in the shadow of danger his entire...

 

Thanks from the Red Cross

Editor: American Red Cross of Montana gives thanks this holiday season to the people who bring help and hope to thousands of people across our state every year — our volunteers, our financial donors and those who donate precious blood. Here in Big...

 

IRMAA Medicare Premium unwelcome surprise

Editor, Have you heard of the IRMAA Premium? Most people haven’t but if you are a middle-income or even low-income person and withdraw a substantial amount from a retirement account or experience a one-time windfall income which brings your income...

 

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