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 By Tim Leeds    Opinion

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... — Updated 2/9/2018

 

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... — Updated 1/26/2018

 

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... — Updated 1/15/2018

 

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 ca... — Updated 12/15/2017

 

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... — Updated 11/10/2017

 

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... — Updated 10/16/2017

 

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... — Updated 9/1/2017

 

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,... — Updated 8/24/2017

 

Our View:

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,... — Updated 6/23/2017

 

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... — Updated 5/10/2017

 

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... — Updated 5/8/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/21/2017

 

Our View - Legislature needs to pass museum, infrastructure bonding bills

The sad legislative story of the Montana Historical Society Museum goes back to before Montana was a state — though the story wasn’t sad then. The Montana Historical Society was chartered by the Territorial Legislature in 1865,... — Updated 4/3/2017

 

Our View: A laurel and a dart for Windy Boy's charter school bill

Kudos to Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, for trying to do something to improve education on Indian reservations and throughout Montana. Windy Boy cites the high dropout rate and discipline problems at reservation schools as... — Updated 3/17/2017

 

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Republican leaders have now shown two sides of a coin in their opposition to mail ballots in the election to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke — and both sides are wrong. Rep. Forrest... — Updated 3/14/2017

 

Our View:

One week after Rep. Jeff Essman, R-Billings, the state Republican Party chair, apologized to  Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, for official GOP Facebook and Twitter posts insulting the freshman legislator, Essmann now has irritated... — Updated 2/24/2017

 

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 a... — Updated 2/1/2017

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/27/2017

 

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.... — Updated 11/18/2016

 

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... — Updated 11/7/2016

 

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... — Updated 10/20/2016

 

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... — Updated 8/19/2016

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

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... — Updated 7/22/2016

 

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... — Updated 7/5/2016

 

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... — Updated 6/7/2016

 

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