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Thanks to everyone who voted

The elections are over and many will probably say they are happy to have it over with: the calls at dinner time, the basket full of flyers and knocks at your door in the middle of the evening news. As a candidate, we also get to a point of feeling...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 9, 2018

Zen and the art of winter preparedness

Just like I prepared our property for winter by clearing the driveway verge of vegetation that would cause drifting and other problems when the snow and cold hit, my mental and emotional preparedness for winter weather was impeccable this fall. By mi...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    November 9, 2018

Clearing up some confusion

Confusion seems to have arisen in the area about a possible connection between The Havre Daily News and the website The Havre Herald. The answer about the connection is simple: There is none. Three former employees of the Havre Daily News, who had...

 

Letters to the Editor - CFPB should keep common-sense lending rule

Editor, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s acting Director Mick Mulvaney and deputy director Brian Johnson are at it again. When Mulvaney was in Congress he represented one of the largest payday lenders in the country and took in $62,000...

 

Equal opportunity mail order

Crin wrote, “Look at the nice young man you can get online these days.” A photo accompanied her note. Ah, Crinny, it’s been done. Mail order was quite a popular movement back in the late 1800s,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 2, 2018

View from the North 40

Halloween has brought out all the spider decorations, but a man in Fresno, California, who was house sitting for his parents, had a problem Oct. 24 with real spiders, a problem he felt compelled to...

 

Comings and goings

They flapped a clamor like rain drumming on my roof. The day is sunny and bright. Overhead, a gigantic thundercloud of blackbirds shadowed the sky in annual migration. I like to imagine these are the...

 

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the Havre-Hill County Library. Whether you’re dressing up and taking the family trick or treating this year, throwing a party and handing out Halloween candy at home, or turning off the lights and having a scary movie...

 

Be careful in decision making

In the past couple weeks, I have attended a Land Owners Mineral Association meeting, The Milk River diversion project meeting, addressed history and government classes and took in the Triangle Telephone Cooperative annual meeting. These groups all ha...

 

Outside mailers attacking Tempel not part of Montana politics

As the Nov. 6 election nears and we watch the political process unfold, none of us are surprised by the steady onslaught of attack ads. However I was surprised and very disappointed by the recent mailers attacking Russ Tempel. The attacks on Russ are...

 

Tester fights for border security

As a former sheriff and the mayor of a Montana town near our northern border, border security has always been in the forefront for me. It takes resources to keep Montanans safe, combat drug trafficking and secure the border and local government...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 26, 2018

Opening my pie hole about reality TV

I’m not a fan of reality TV because I can’t stand all the drama, worse, it’s manufactured drama. That is just not my thing. I know that makes me sound old and stodgy, but I was there and of that age when MTV descended from music video...

 

A normal/not-so-normal-day

I woke up grumpy. Not normal. Beautiful sunrise. Normal. After coffee and Qi Gong with Jim, I still felt out of sorts, no energy. I sat; he gonged. Decided to go to the doctor. Definitely not normal....

 

Helping our neighbors is the Montana way

Right now, somewhere in Montana, there are two families who may never meet — and yet will profoundly influence each other. Like many people these days, one needs a little extra help to get on their feet and may struggle to get by. The other has...

 

For Montana Indians, there is only one choice for U.S. senator

We Montanans are facing a choice of who would best represent us in the United States Senate for the next six years. While this choice is critical for everyone, it is absolutely foundational for Montana Indians. The federal government has a legal...

 

I 185 is a bad deal for Montanans

Ballot Initiative 185 is a bad deal for Montana that voters should reject. The winners of this bad deal would be the hospital corporations and their wealthy executives. The losers would be the rest of us — veterans, the middle-class, tobacco...

 

Voting yes on I 185 is the right thing to do

I was sold on voting yes I 185 early on just to prevent 100,000 Montanans from losing their health care coverage. But I was significantly more convinced when I recently was shown a Juul, a small little nicotine-ingesting gadget that looks like a USB...

 

Never enough time for restful slumber

I don’t know what to call the last seven days, but they just might be the death of me. Technically, I can claim vacation for Monday through today, but applying the word vacation to these days is not just a stretch of the imagination, it’s flat ou...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Ripa Van Wrinkle rides again

I should have a good ten years of health ahead of me, since the last time I was this sick with a head cold was a good ten years ago. The prevailing wisdom is, if you don’t medicate a cold, it will...

 

Faith leaders support I 186

We are a group of pastors and faith leaders from many different perspectives across our great state of Montana writing to express our strong support for Initiative I-186 which is called Yes for Responsible Mining. The purpose of this initiative is to...

 

Why a conservative voter supports I 185

Health care providers strongly back I 185. Doctors wish to see their patients smoke less and enjoy better health care. I 185 does both things. It makes cigarettes less affordable through a hefty tax. It also ensures health care for 100,000 working Mo...

 

Vote yes on I 185: Support access to health care for 100,000 Montanans

As a physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry, it became clear to me in my medical training that barriers to mental health care needed to be reduced to ensure access to care and treatment for all patients. Voting yes on I 185 is an...

 

Rosendale failed his test while state auditor

Take it from me, the job of state auditor is not always easy. The job requires high ethical standards, an ability to understand complicated regulatory rules and a strong sense of duty and service to the consumers you are sworn to protect. As someone...

 

Radical politics are dividing America

The American political environment has been a boiling pot for the past half century which began as a gradual overthrow of the Founding Fathers’ historic system of government. George Soros has infused millions of dollars into our present political p...

 

Don't let Big Tobacco win in November

Don’t let the tobacco companies win in November. Make your vote count. In every state that has significantly raised cigarette taxes, smoking rates have gone down and the U.S. surgeon general says this is especially true among kids. The tobacco...

 

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