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Letter to the Editor - Thanks for work during the pandemic

Editor, Thank you to Karen Jelly, our mortician, and my friend, for the excellent job she is doing during this pandemic. She has seen it, done it and lived it from day one. She deserves our greatest gratitude. Sincerely, Faye... — Updated 4/19/2021


Letter to the Editor - Tell them what your vote means

Editor, How can they? … Is it not enough that they control our House, Senate and governor’s seat? … They now demand total political appointment of judges and 10 percent of all state jobs? When we voted “More jobs...less... — Updated 4/19/2021


Letter to the Editor - Help each other in the spirit of togetherness

Editor, My words are addressed to the people of Rocky Boy, who are my brothers and sisters and relatives. Please remember that Rocky Boy and Little Bear worked together to secure a homeland for all of you and all of your... — Updated 4/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - Why would we repeal nuclear safeguards?

Editor, The Montana State Senate is considering House Bill 273, with implications that concern all of us. This bill would repeal Initiative 80, which requires developers of nuclear generating facilities built in Montana to post a... — Updated 4/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't send immigrants to Montana

Editor, We do not want the federal government placing illegal immigrants in Montana. That’s what Joey Biden is planning. Write, email, tweet your senators, congressman, and the governor and tell them not in Montana. The White... — Updated 3/29/2021


Letter to the Editor - Why do legislators want to privatize schools?

Editor, How can 57 Republican legislators support a bill to privatize schools in Montana, House Bill 329? They agree with this bill, requested by the Governor, who has a big stake in an exclusive private school, and would benefit... — Updated 3/25/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't let legislators end sex education

The current debate surrounding SB 99, Planned Parenthood, and sex education in schools awakened old memories. While researching teenage pregnancy as a nursing student in 1977, I interviewed a pair of junior high school principals.... — Updated 3/22/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't let legislators make us 'The Montana Experiment'

Some folks may not be familiar with the extreme state budget cutting measures that took place in “The Kansas Experiment,” look it up. That experiment was a disaster. Montana’s legislature is now trying to take us down that pa... — Updated 3/22/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Tempel on vote for right to repair

To the editor: I’d like to thank state Sen. Russ Tempel for his vote on SB 273, which would have given farmers the right to repair and diagnose their own farm equipment. The largest equipment manufacturers brought in their most... — Updated 3/16/2021


Letter to the Editor - American citizen's fellowship

Editor, Throughout Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, he vowed if elected he would unite a deeply divided country. The reason behind an obvious national division could be up for a reasonable debate. And this letter is not meant... — Updated 3/16/2021


Letter to the Editor - HB 505: A key to the public trough

Anyone who watched or participated in the FWP committee meeting on HB 505 last week had to be amazed at the people who introduced the bill, those who showed up as proponents, and the opponent’s logical arguments. First Rep.... — Updated 3/16/2021


Letter to the editor - Tester not a friend to working Montanans

Editor: With his rumpled suit, his old-school haircut, and his folksy ways, Sen. Jon Tester would have us believe he is a friend of working Montanans.  Do not be fooled. When Sen. Tester had a chance to vote to raise the minimum... — Updated 3/11/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for the vaccinations

Editor, Thank you to the staff at Northern Montana Hospital, the volunteers, and everyone who has played a part in delivering the COVID vaccine to our community. We recently received our vaccinations and found the process to be... — Updated 3/9/2021


Letter to the Editor - A different viewpoint on the legislative transmittal

Dear Editor: Since there was no non-partisan transmittal legislative update in north central Montana, here is the update for your readers from my viewpoint of what went on, on the other side of the aisle — Democrats. There were... — Updated 3/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - Right to work for less

Editor, I applaud the defeat of right-to-work legislation in Montana, where the House of Representatives voted 62-38 in a bipartisan rejection of the anti-worker bill-HB 251 Right to work sounds good on paper, but in reality it... — Updated 3/5/2021


Letters to the Editor - Bad laws have consequences too

Editor, We are just past at the halfway point in the 2021 legislative session in Helena. I am impressed with the speed in which the Republican-controlled Legislature and the new Republican governor have ushered their agenda... — Updated 3/5/2021


Letter to the Editor - Stolen election?

Editor, Was the election “a fraud”? Were 61 courts, including Trump’s packed U.S. supreme court, wrong? What evidence was presented under oath in court? 2016: Trump lost the popular vote by 2.9 million votes. 65,853,625... — Updated 3/2/2021


Letter to the Editor - It did not have to be like this

Editor, A half-million dead. 500,000 lives lost — mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives and children, too. What does the loss of so many lives look like? There are 525,600 minutes in... — Updated 2/23/2021


Letter to the Editor - PBS film misrepresents wilderness areas

Dear Editor: The rebroadcast of the 2019 film “Wild by Law and Nature,” produced by Montana PBS, deserves comment because the film misrepresents wilderness and the issues involved. A big problem with the film is that there is... — Updated 2/19/2021


Letter to the Editor - Urge lawmakers to vote no on HB 112

Editor, As a high school library assistant, I witness the importance of making every student feel safe, welcome and supported. House Bill 112 would ban transgender students from participating in athletics that align with their... — Updated 2/18/2021


Letter to the Editor - Need to stop government from putting us into bankruptcy

Editor, I am writing to you as a very concerned American citizen, and I am urging other citizens to speak out too. Our U.S. government is spending us into bankruptcy and needs to stop. I can’t understand how or why we citizens... — Updated 2/16/2021


Letter to the Editor - Who will Rosendale and Daines side with?

Editor, Both political parties are at an ideological crossroads. The Democrats have the AOC/Bernie Sanders socialism caucus challenging establishment Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. The Republicans have President... — Updated 2/16/2021


Letter to the Editor - Back to conservative basics

Editor, Edmund Burke (1729-1797), the Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher is regarded by most political historians as the father of the modern British Conservative. Winston Churchill constantly quoted him in the House of... — Updated 2/9/2021


Letter to the editor - Legislators should vote 'No' on HB 112

Dear editor, I wish to urge our legislators to vote no on HB 112, which would require athletic teams to be designated based on biological sex. As the appointed ASMSU lobbyist, it is my duty to explain why this bill is neither... — Updated 2/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - The macho man myth

Editor, “This is a free country, so nobody can tell me to wear a face mask. I have the right to decide for myself whether I want to wear a face mask or get a COVID-19 vaccination.”  Right? Wrong! This macho man — or woman... — Updated 2/5/2021


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