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Letters to the Editor

Hold your nose

Editor, The election is a few weeks away, and we have decisions to make. President Trump is not a nice person and cares nothing for our nice little laws and “norms.” He is rapidly breaking them or using them for his own power and purposes, to the detriment of the country. He will undermine our democracy until, one day, we will wake up and not recognize it.  I know many of you who read this are not Democrats and it may pain you to vote for one. But I urge you this one time to do it. Congress needs to be a check on the powers of the president, now more than ever. The Republicans in DC are quiet or complicit when they should be looking out for the country.  Pleas...


Family support for judge

Editor,  Kim Christopher is the best candidate for District Court Judge of Lake and Sanders counties. She has excelled in this position for 18 years. She is steadfast, honest, fair and professional. How do I know? I’ve watched her in action, and I’ve seen her behind the scenes. You see, K...


Hoping for respect

Editor,  On Oct. 10, I was disturbed to find that three political signs, one each for Jon Tester, Kathleen Williams and Caroline McDonald, had been removed from the lawn of my residence on U.S. Highway 93 East in Polson. During this period of such partisanship, we must be respectful of one another. ...


Thinking about the future

Editor, People of Montana, it’s time to start thinking of the future for Montana and how we want to live and do here, look at what is happening in California, New York City, Chicago and Portland with out of control crime, law personal being blamed, open borders and sanctuary cities and guns being ba...


Deciding on a political party

Editor,  As a “committed” political independent, I have voted for candidates of all stripes and colors over the years. Some say that committing to “independence” is more a commitment to sitting on the fence, not so. It states that I reserve the right to evaluate candidates bas...


Healthcare unaffordable, complicated

Editor, Wow. Today’s healthcare conundrum. In my growing up years on our Wisconsin farm, I had chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps and bad bumps. Doctor Doughty was immediately there. All medical bills were handled directly between Dad and the provider of the care. It was all handled even wi...


Supporting water compact

Editor, We (the Lake family) and most of our neighbors on the Flathead Indian Reservation support the CSKT water compact. It protects our state-based water claims, it provides certainty that we will have water to continue farming, it provides money to improve the aging infrastructure of our water project,...


Why we need Decker

Editor,  It’s interesting to read the letters to the editor here in Lake County. The mantra from Professor McClellan et al is that we need someone as county commissioner who can bring cooperation back to the county. That would imply there is currently a ‘lack’ of cooperation. My tru...


Looking for answers

Editor, I have in the last two years had some fruitless interactions with the Lake County Commissioner’s Office. Each time they were either unhelpful or misdirected me to the tribe when it was clearly their jurisdiction. I am tired of this default answer to any inquiry. It doesn’t seem to matt...


Meeting with political candidates

Editor, We bumped into Senator Jon Tester in the busy Salt Lake City Airport recently. Obviously in a hurry, he nevertheless spent ten minutes with my husband and me, listening to our concerns and answering our questions. He showed us, two strangers, kindness and respect, qualities that are sorely missing...


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