Letters to the Editor

Proposed law would save homes from state’s predatory tax foreclosure system

March 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

In 2014, Uri Rafaeli was shocked to learn that his local government seized his $60,000 rental house to collect an $8.41 tax debt. Rafaeli had paid all his 2012 and 2013 property taxes, and first part of his 2014 obligation. But he had mista...

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Cutting of vacant positions within state government agencies

March 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

Your Republican led legislature is in the process of compiling the budget for the next two years. We are not just talking about efficient state government, we are implementing it. We are doing this by focusing on reducing waste in bureaucra...

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Insurance companies and online privacy

March 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

Auto insurance companies want to turn online (and offline) activities into profits. Selling us coverage required in Montana, companies use complicated algorithms based on shopping habits, personal characteristics, and other behaviors aimed ...

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March is National Red Cross Month

March 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

There’s no better time to roll up your sleeves, get involved in your community and join our team.Almost every day in Montana, the Red Cross responds to a disaster, many right here in Lincoln County. Our Disaster Action Team volunteers are o...

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Strengthen existing programs instead of creating new requirements

March 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

It’s helpful to be at the same line of work long enough to be able to be proven wrong. I’ve been working with National Alliance on Mental Illness Montana to improve Montana’s mental illness treatment system for the past 10 years. We’ve been...

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Compact opponents aim to increase federal control of Montana waters

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

The recent proposal made by opponents of the CSKT Water Compact seeks to replace the long-negotiated agreement with a one-sided proposal that is illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional.While being peddled as “a people’s compact” or “the ...

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Media should build up the community

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

“The Extra Mile” feature you have added to your paper was a wonderful read. You couldn’t have picked a better candidate to begin, and I’m looking forward to the next! I wish journalism and media of every nature across this land would take n...

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The Libby fix is an appropriate compensation

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Libby fix is an appropriate compensation for any and all victims of Libby, Montana, affected by the actions of W.R. Grace, the State of Montana and the EPA. The compensation amounts listed in the Libby fix could be given to the victims,...

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Montana Legislature mid-session outlook from House speaker

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

As speaker of the house, it is a goal of mine to have unity within the Republican Caucus and a positive working relationship with the minority party. At the halfway point of the 66th legislative session we are hitting those marks.Another go...

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Support bipartisan youth suicide prevention bills

March 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana is a state with a proud history of firsts. We were the first state to elect a woman to Congress: our very own Jeannette Rankin. We were also the first state in the nation to enact sweeping anti-corruption legislation in the Copper K...

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