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Our View: Shame on McLean and Peterson for endangering people's lives

Editor’s note: This version has been edited to reflect that people can make online requests for absentee ballots. Shame, shame on Hill County Commissioners Diane McLean and Mark Peterson. With a stroke of the pen, they have put people's health and...

 

Our View - The facts on People's Rights

The Havre Daily News has received complaints, via Facebook, by telephone and now in an opinion column and a letter, printed on this page, about its coverage of people attending meetings in Havre held by People’s Rights Montana District 1. The...

 

Our View: Just the facts, people. Just the facts

Many claims and comments have been made about novel coronavirus 2019 and the illness it causes, COVID-19, from the start, and they are continuing. People need to be careful what they say. To start with, people shouldn’t call it “the flu,...

 

Our View: Daines, Gianforte need to be straight up with constituents

Editor's note: This version adds additional background. Two of Montana’s federal lawmakers need to start being straightforward with their constituents. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., both have been telling...

 

Responsibilities of citizenship during pandemic

As the death toll from the novel coronavirus rises, we are brutally faced with the reality that public policy directly affects the number of Americans and Montanans who are victimized by this modern plague. And also by the reality that, because of... Full story

 

Our View - Common sense, following guidelines, will beat COVID-19

The novel coronavirus 2019 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is now confirmed to be in Hill County. It probably was a matter of when, not if, it would be confirmed here. The important thing for... Full story

 

We can all stick together through the crisis

Havre is a place we are proud to call home, where we enjoy spending our time and giving back to our community. We have been a part of many community activities and we are always willing to help when we can. We’ve been in your community for more...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    February 18, 2020

Editors Note: Daily News apologizes for missing Reagan-Lincoln Day Dinner

Editor’s note: This version corrects the birthday of President Ronald Reagan and the home town of auditor candidate Troy Downing. I have to apologize to voters and to the Hill County Republican Central Committee, Republican candidates and Republica...

 

Editorial - The arsonist in charge of the fire department

Imagine for one unsettling moment what it would mean to Montana if Glacier, Yellowstone, the Bob Marshall, the Beartooth Mountains, and all other lands and waters belonging to the American people were sold off. It would spell the end of our outdoor...

 

Remember to vote on Election Day

On Jan. 11th of this year, I wrote a check for $15, filled out a form on the Secretary of State’s website and signed on the dotted line to become a candidate for the Montana Senate in District 14. Since that cold winter day over 290 days ago,...

 

County clerks of court: Keep Rex Renk's experience in the Montana Supreme Court

Experience counts, and nowhere is this more true than the current race for the Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court. Rex Renk has been in the office for over 24 years and the Chief Deputy for 23 years. His knowledge and expertise are vital in the...

 

Our View: People need to stop the nickel-and-diming to death of Amtrak

The National Rail Passenger Corp. — aka Amtrak — seems to be trying to drive passengers away, and people across the nation need to let their voices be heard. Thursday, a couple went to the Havre Amtrak station — ticket agentless since June...

 

Our View: Government needs to be transparent

The Havre Daily News is seeing an occurrence happening more-and-more frequently that it believes is a serious problem. In any representative democracy — and certainly under Montana’s laws and Constitution — public elected and appointed...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    February 9, 2018

Editor's Note: Reporting the news isn't always pretty

The Havre Daily News is in the job of reporting news, reporting the facts, to its readers. We don’t always like what we have to report, and sometimes we have to make judgement calls on what we print. People don’t always agree with us. We printed...

 

Our View: Thanks to Shodair for caring for children

Shodair Children’s Hospital deserves great thanks and praise for the work it has been doing for more than a century — and continues to do — caring for children in Montana. The hospital held an outreach reception in Havre Monday to let people...

 

A Montana Dr. King Day lesson for us all: the warmth of shared human community in action

Many of us breathed a collected sigh of relief after the dust settled in Whitefish at the end of Dr. Matin Luther King Jr. Day last year. It’s been a year of intense upheaval, including the murder of a civil rights activist at a White Nationalist...

 

Our View: Congress needs to renew CHIP, health funding

Enough is enough. Why has Congress delayed refunding basic health insurance and medical service to millions of people in the nation and thousands in Montana? With focus on issues like the attempt to repeal and replace the health care reform program k...

 

Serving our veterans is a bipartisan responsibility

On Veterans Day, we pause to remember the enduring sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and their families, the bravery they showed in service to our nation, and the unwavering responsibility we...

 

Our View: Reporting suicides in the news

Dr. Marc Whitacre, who is facing Havre High School teacher Lindsey Ratliff in the race for Ward 3 in the Havre City Council election, is working to bring attention to the high suicide rate in the state and this region, and the Havre Daily News...

 

Our View: Thank-you is not enough on fire response

The Havre Daily News extends thanks and praise to the response to the East Fork Fire in the Bear Paw Mountains. Residents in the original area of the fire jumped to action from the start, and since the fire burned out of its original area and...

 

Our View: Darts and Laurels: A laurel and a dart to Zinke on monument review

The Havre Daily News is giving both a laurel and a dart to the Montanan in the highest government position in the country, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Kudos to Zinke for saying he will recommend several monuments, including the Upper...

 

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The job of the Havre Daily News is to report to its readers what happens — fun, pleasant and exciting but also unpleasant, disturbing and upsetting. The paper tries to get the information to its readers as effectively as it can, including using soc...

 

Our View - Is no one interested in serving the city?

It is an interesting time. People seem very interested in talking about what officials they like and who they don’t; what policies and proposals they like and what they don’t, and even sharing their own ideas on what should be done that hasn’t...

 

Our View: Kudos to those who help and serve our tourists

May 7-13 is National Travel and Tourism Week, and the Havre Daily News wants to thank the people who make tourists feel welcome in our area. And it fills a major need. Not only does it continue the reputation of the Golden Triangle as a laid-back,...

 

Our View - A newspaper's job is to report the news

The Havre Daily News has great respect for the people who volunteer countless hours to serve on boards that make local events and facilities like the county parks, the local museums and the county fairgrounds work. People work tirelessly with little...

 

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