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Letter to the Editor - All should support Medicare for All

Editor, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All has benefits so clear and impressive, it is absurd for any informed American to not insist on congress implementing H.R. 676. The U.S. spends twice as much per capita on health care as other...

 

Letter to the Editor - Excessive taxpayer dollars spent by President Trump on Montana campaigning

Editor, My name is Raymond Nelson, a 1964 graduate from Havre Central High and 26 1/2 year Navy veteran. I was a resident of Montana from 1946 to 1980. It was then I changed residency to South Carolina where I was stationed and bought a home. I am a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support the fair with your vote

Editor, Our Great Northern Fairgrounds holds a special place in everyone’s heart. Not one of us who has been here long does not have a fond memory of the fair or using the grounds in some way. It may be 4-H, rodeo, derby, Indian relay races,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote yes for I 186 and clean water

Editor, I grew up in eastern Montana, swimming in the Missouri River and Fort Peck Reservoir. Water was, and is, a significant part of life for me. I feel very fortunate to have been able to stay in Montana throughout my life; and clean water is...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote for 6-Mill Levy for affordable education

To the Editor, I write this letter in a small coffee shop just after touring an 800-year-old cathedral in Salamanca, Spain. As a study-abroad student almost 5,000 miles away from my home university of Montana State University, I reflect on my...

 

Letter to the Editor - Without 6-Mill Levy, I couldn't go to college

To the Editor, Be it Flathead County or Gallatin Country, I have lived in this beautiful state for my entire life. Montana is my home. As a third-year student at Montana State University pursuing a degree in economics with an emphasis in community...

 

Letter to the Editor - Keep education affordable

Editor, Hello. I am currently a full-time student at Montana State University, where my father, aunt and two cousins attended university as well. Studying here has given me a sense of purpose and I have found a new home here in Bozeman; I owe my...

 

Letter to the Editor - Relay for life info available

If you would like more information about Relay For Life, please stop by the Chinook Senior Center throughout the rest of the month of October and learn how you can become involved with the North Central Montana Relay For Life. You can also stop by...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote no on the 6 mill levy

After decades of supporting the Montana 6 mill levy, I’ll be voting no this November. Here are but two of many reasons: By and large most institutions of “higher learning” seem to be losing their way. Political correctness, lower academic...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sick of politics

Editor, I have “politic-iris!” I am so tired of hearing all the promises you politicians have. I know it’s a free country — freedom of speech, etc. — which is a true blessing. Each day, I receive a letter from children across the country...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to people who took care of Robert Gopher

Editor, The family would like to take this time to thank Dr. Varghese Parambi of Great Falls, Dr. Mohammed Kanaan of the Sletten Cancer Center in Havre and Tonya Paulsen, the director of the Dialysis Unit at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre for...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Hildebrand for important work in Beaver Creek Park

Editor, I am a member of the Hill County Park Board and we would like to give a special thanks to Associate Professor Terri Hildebrand, Ph.D., from Montana State University-Northern’s College of Art, Sciences and Education. Terri, with assistance...

 

Letter to the Editor - Choices should be governed by more than the economy

Editor, “It’s the economy, stupid,” was once a campaign motto. Likewise in this election it’s no surprise the current ruling politicos claim credit for a thriving economy. I believe any economy-related credit or blame we ascribe is...

 

Letter to the Editor - Research the issues and vote

Dear Editor, I am fed up with my telephone, television, radio, computer and mailbox pushing simplified, limited political messages at me. I am asked to donate to candidates, sign petitions, listen to slanted poll questions and attend rallies....

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for helping Blessed to Bless NOW help people in need

Editor’s note: This version corrects the amount of the gift cards given to former Kmart employees to $75. Editor, We made it! Generous people donated to Blessed to Bless NOW in excess of the matching money challenge! We want to thank the many...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you Havre community for Festival Days success

Dear Havre Daily News Editor, Thank you to the Havre community for putting on such a great Festival Days weekend. There are so many people that put so much time and effort into the event that I am hard pressed to thank everyone and not forget...

 

Letter to the Editor - Tell senators to oppose Kavanaugh

Editor, Just two days after my son was born, we found out that he had a potentially fatal heart defect. At 4-months-old we took him to have a procedure done on one of the valves on his heart. The valve will have to be replaced again, eventually....

 

Letter to the Editor - Don't let Kavanaugh dismantle Affordable Care Act

Editor, As a mother of two children with autism, I know the fear of not being able to afford to keep my family covered with health insurance to keep them healthy. We all need to realize, we are one stroke, one heart attack, one car wreck, one birth...

 

Letter to the Editor - Bamboozled? Vote no on I-186

Editor, The word “bamboozled” isn’t one we use often nor understand anymore. However, if I-186 passes we’ll get a darn good reminder of its proper use. Bamboozled means the use of a ploy, ruse or scheme to achieve a specific goal. An example...

 

Letter to the Editor - Remembering the Burnham School

Editor, I enjoyed your article about the renewed interest in Burnham School on the Fresno Road west of Havre. The old school when it closed consisted not only of the stately school building itself but also a tool/wood/coal shed and a four-horse...

 

Letter to the Editor - Fort Belknap holding events for Native America Week

Editor, Native American Week is coming soon — Sept. 24–28. The local schools of Hays-Lodge Pole, Dodson and Harlem are working together to create an amazing week of activities that has never been done before. Our Native culture and heritage is...

 

Letter to the Editor - Butte deserves EPA support - but Broadus and Browning do, too

Editor, Just days after EPA acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Superfund sites in Butte and Anaconda, he announced a plan to weaken common-sense health protections that limit harmful pollution from oil and gas drilling. Montana has more...

 

Letter to the Editor - Blessed to Bless accepting donations from people who want to donate

Dear Editor, I would like to clear up a misconception regarding the nonprofit Blessed to Bless NOW. As the name implies, Blessed to Bless NOW is about people who feel blessed, or grateful, who want to bless others and get a tax-deduction/write-off...

 

Letter to the Editor - Be careful what you wish for on public lands

Editor, Be careful what you ask for: The stated agenda of Montana Republicans is to transfer federal lands to the state of Montana. (Individual GOP candidates may now deny this but it is in writing). A lot of people are concerned about this, not just...

 

Letter to the Editor - Federal agencies ensuring pollution

Dear editor, It has come to my attention that Ryan Zinke, Andrew Wheeler, and their federal agencies are helping ensure that the oil and gas industry can continue to carelessly leak millions of tons of methane pollution and chemicals into our air. We...

 

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