Letters to the Editor

Letís go back to fire policy that works

December 03, 2017 at 2:00 am

I remember a day during my teenage years (mid-1990s) when my father and I were returning home after completing a morning hunt. While navigating the forest roads, he suddenly stopped, started hiking up the hill towards a stand of timber and...

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Letters published Dec. 1, 2017

December 01, 2017 at 2:00 am

Protect Social Security funds Seniors, do you know that since 1980, Congress has raided over $2.6 trillion (yes, thatís TRILLION) from our Social Security Trust Fund?Cutting Social Security remains a top priority for some lawmakers as a mea...

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Tax cuts are bad for middle class and economy

November 29, 2017 at 2:00 am

Now, I realize that facts donít matter to a growing number of people. Tribal distrust has been nurtured for years. Claims with no evidence are believed, and overwhelming science is questioned. This tribalism cannot be conquered with facts. ...

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Letters published Nov. 29, 2017

November 29, 2017 at 2:00 am

Equal justice should cross party linesMany of the recent news stories are very upsetting! Yes, I hear the Democrats preaching about Trumpís bragging about female exploits, as is common amongst men, while they are actually sexually abusing a...

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Letters published Nov. 28, 2017

November 28, 2017 at 2:00 am

Zinke lacks honorIf the true measure of a man is not what he says, but what he does or fails to do, then Ryan Zinke has no honor. Making it onto a SEAL team does not automatically mean the man has integrity of character. The one and only th...

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Like good beer? Then defend clean water

November 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

The connection between good beer and clean water is obvious; beer is 90-95 percent water.† Any beer brewing book or professional brewer will tell you that water is the most important ingredient in beer making.†Malted barley, yeast and hops ...

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Dorothy Johnson: A true Montana character

November 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

In this troublesome era of anger, violence and blame, itís well to look back to a kinder time, and the good and heart-warming story of a remarkable Montana character.Dorothy Johnson grew up in poverty in Whitefish, and despite a life of cru...

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State court shackles citizensí efforts to legislate for themselves

November 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

The Montana Supreme Court has a history of striking down constitutional initiatives that restrain government power. Voiding CI-116 (ďMarsyís LawĒ) is only the latest example. The court treated CI-116 the same way it treated CI-23, CI-27, CI...

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Letters published November 26, 2017

November 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

People, not guns, are the problemI recently made friends with a couple from Great Britain who visited us. While they were here I showed them how to safely shoot revolvers and AR15 rifles since they were interested and do not have that oppor...

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Trade warriors

November 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

Two regional trade strategies ó one from the United States and the other from China, reflecting competing geostrategic visions for Asia ó clashed in Vietnam, where Asia-Pacific leaders met recently to talk business.In a defiant address at t...

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