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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


Letter to the editor - Thanks for reminder of lives lost to COVID

Dear Editor: What a wonderful thing to do! The white ribbons and explanations taped under them are a good reminder of the Hill County lives that we have lost due to the pandemic. Thank you to the creators and those who put them up... — Updated 2/2/2021


Letter to the Editor - Sportsmen beware. SB-143

Editor, Montana voters passed I-161 in 2010 to limit guaranteed outfitter tags. The current legislature, sponsor Sen. Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, has introduced SB-143 which negates I-161 thus bypassing the will of Montana voters.... — Updated 2/2/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks to all for the vaccination clinics

Editor, Many, many “Thanks” to the many medical people in Havre who worked so hard and diligently to set up the “Flu Clinic” at the Havre Mall for the older age people of Hill County and also the many deserving veterans... — Updated 2/1/2021


Letter to the editor - Union bashing is bad for Montana

Dear editor, Organized labor is good for the economy of Montana. I am urging all hardworking citizens of Montana to say no to House Bill 168 and Senate Bill 89. Both refer to the “right-to-work” legislation pushed by Randy... — Updated 1/29/2021


Letter to the Editor - Your voice needed at the legislature, in support of small business

The Montana state Legislature meets every other year. If you pay attention, you may have noticed quite a bit of controversy coming out of Helena this winter. I’d like to draw your attention to a bill that is refreshingly bipartis... — Updated 1/28/2021


Letter to the Editor - The Golden Spike in a different light

Editor, Really? I found the article in the Havre Daily News to be disparaging concerning Tammy Walters. Tammy is far from a greedy uneducated businesswoman. During the complete shutdown she continued to pay her employees as if they... — Updated 1/15/2021


Letter to the Editor - A reply to Sen. Steve Daines

Senator Daines, I received your letter of Jan. 11. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my comments regarding the attack on the Capitol, and your role in it. I would like to set the record straight on a few points in your... — Updated 1/15/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thank you on Community Christmas Dinner

Editor, Once again, thank you. The beginning of December people were asking me if the community was going to have a dinner this Christmas with the spike in COVID cases. After visiting with a secret Santa and some local... — Updated 1/13/2021


Letters to the Editor - We all should be involved in keeping Beaver Creek Park healthy

Editor, A few weeks ago, Lou Hagener submitted to the paper a letter to the editor about the policies of the Hill County Park Board and Beaver Creek Park. His letter, published in Havre Daily News Tuesday, Dec. 22, was full of... — Updated 1/13/2021


Letter to the Editor - Daines, Rosendale placed permanent stain on Montana

Editor, After enduring four years of a corrupt and immoral Trump Presidency with a similarly mostly corrupt cabinet and sycophant appointees, I had almost started to breathe a little grateful relief. That is until January 6th,... — Updated 1/11/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't play Russian roulette with COVID-19

Editor, COVID-19 might be a hoax to some, but I have several reasons why I choose to treat it as a real threat to health, well-being and life. I plan and hope to complete at least one more marathon before I die. I also want to... — Updated 12/29/2020


Letter to the Editor - Follow the golden rule - mask up

Editor, I got my first car with seat belts when my child was 2. It took at least three stops on the 20 minutes to town to put him back in them. I realized how worth it this training was when I hit a patch of black ice and ended up... — Updated 12/28/2020


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for work with Toys for Tots

As 2020 comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on the generosity of the Havre community. This year was the third Toys for Tots Campaign for the Havre area. We served 80 children this year; a 10 percent increase from 2019. Given al... — Updated 12/24/2020


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