Letters to the Editor

There is a ‘friendship in common’

October 17, 2018 at 2:18 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 2:17 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 2:17 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 2:16 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 11:30 am

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 11:30 am

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 11:31 am

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 10:48 am

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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Rep. Loge unable to attend forums

October 04, 2018 at 10:45 am

When I was first contacted about candidate forums in Paradise and Thompson Falls on Oct. 5 and 6, I called immediately to express I had a conflict for those dates. At that time I was in hopes a time or date adjustment could be made, but my ...

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Pioneer bus a Mineral County asset

October 04, 2018 at 10:49 am

The Pioneer Council provides transportation to your friends, family and neighbors in Mineral County more often than most people realize. Besides the five scheduled trips to Missoula each month, The Pioneer bus is also going to Plains, and f...

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