Letters to the Editor

Brooker endorsed for county commissioner

October 24, 2018 at 7:25 pm

“We must show, not merely in great crises, but in the everyday affairs of life, the qualities of practical intelligence, of courage, of hardihood, and endurance, and above all the power of devotion to a lofty ideal, which made great the men...

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Recycling funds usage questioned

October 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

My letter is in response to the recent article “Alberton Council Experiences Conflict Over Cardboard.”The big question at the Oct. 2, 2018, Alberton Town Council meeting was the distinction of how the excess of funds collected by the recycl...

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There is a ‘friendship in common’

October 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm

One of my favorite expressions is “often wrong, never in doubt.” I like to think it doesn’t apply to me — at least the “often” part — but I do come under the category of being overly certain in my opinions or in an event I swear happened. F...

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Initiative 185 leads to health benefits

October 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Ever thought about why vaping/e-cigarettes come in berry and bubble gum “flavors?”Big Tobacco has reportedly spent $12 million against Initiative 185/Healthy Montana/Tobacco Tax. This new line of products that appeal to the younger crowd wi...

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Time for a new Sanders County commissioner

October 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Local elected positions are technically defined as “non-partisan,” but that doesn’t mean the candidates are not aligned with a political party. They are, and it is important to understand which one because there is a BIG difference in how t...

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Plains Toastmasters offer Pathways Program

October 17, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Plainly Speaking Toastmasters of Plains has more to offer you now than just learning how to practice your public speaking abilities. We still do that, but we try to have fun doing it.Our new Pathways Program has several ways to develop skil...

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Woodland supports I-185 and I-186

October 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

The most democratic way to participate in government is the initiative process. Citizens petition to put a law on the ballot, then voting directly to accept or reject the law. Montanans recently put two initiatives on the November, 2018 bal...

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Be responsible when voting on initiatives

October 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Initiatives are an important part of our democratic process. They allow citizens to bring legislation forward. That was the intended process.They can also be a way for lobbyists and special interest groups to bring their legislation forward...

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Forum sheds light on county candidates

October 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

After hearing all speak at the Candidate Forum held at the REX in Thompson Falls Oct. 6, it is clear that the following is clear:Paul Fielder is a superior choice to the current status quo county commissioner. Paul will bring fresh approach...

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Initiative 186 misleading

October 04, 2018 at 12:48 pm

I-186 will appear on the November ballot. If it passes, Montana DEQ will be required to deny a permit to any proposed hard rock mine, if the reclamation plan requires perpetual water treatment.The purpose of I-186 is misleading because:&bul...

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