Letters to the Editor

Democrat legislators weigh-in on missing person bills

April 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

When women and girls go missing in our state, it’s not a Democratic problem or a Republican problem — it’s a Montana problem. And it’s an urgent one.Not much research exists on the epidemic of Indigenous women and girls going missing or bei...

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In response to the editor’s apology

April 23, 2019 at 11:07 am

I’m so sorry this misprint “induct-vs-indict” happened for all concerned. But, your apology from the editor was truly a beautiful example of making an “amends” that stands for all to see. My husband H and I teach a class called “Amends” tha...

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Montanans work together to protect our waters

April 23, 2019 at 11:07 am

Montanans know how precious water is. It’s essential for fish and wildlife, boating and angling, irrigating, drinking and creating much of our electricity. When something threatens our water — such as aquatic invasive species — we are on hi...

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Earth Day: why wilderness?

April 19, 2019 at 3:00 am

Americans came together 49 years ago to celebrate the first Earth Day. We committed to making our planet a more liveable place. We’ve cleaned up our water. We’ve reduced air pollution. We can drink and breathe easier now.We have built trail...

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Libby again celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting

April 19, 2019 at 3:00 am

After a very long winter, spring has arrived in full swing and Libby’s volunteer Tree Board has been busy with pruning city trees, assessing winter tree damage, and preparing to celebrate Arbor Day. Libby is one of 3,400 towns (41 in Montan...

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Montana House Dems weigh in on health care

April 05, 2019 at 7:34 am

One of the most important issues that we will tackle this session is protecting the healthcare coverage of more than 96,000 Montanans. Last week, the House Human Services Committee voted to advance HB 658 to continue Montana’s successful Me...

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Setting the record straight on HB 722

April 05, 2019 at 7:34 am

I would like to provide some factual information about HB 722, a bill I am sponsoring this session, as it was the focus of a recent letter to the editor and was completely misrepresented.HB 722 allows the transferring of a suspended hard ro...

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President’s budget ignores needs of rural America

April 05, 2019 at 7:34 am

Details on President Trump’s 2020 budget were released this month. In an attempt to rein in federal spending, the budget recommends a $3.6 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, the proposals set forth in this bud...

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Notes from Helena for March 25

March 26, 2019 at 11:36 am

WHOOPEE!!! Lincoln County folks made a fantastic impression at the Columbia River Treaty Town Hall in Kalispell March 20. It was huge, and it was good. Jill Smail, lead negotiator from the U.S. Deptartment of State, told me so as the meetin...

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Libby needs to return to roots for good paying jobs

March 26, 2019 at 11:36 am

Shopko’s looming closure is but the latest in a long line of business closures/failures in Libby — Stimson lumber, Stinger Welding, Revett Minerals, SK Fingerjoint, LiV Golf Cars, and the list goes on.One third-rate retailer does not a town...

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