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Vote person, not party

Editor, Like many of my friends, I was raised a Montana Republican. I believe that I still hold most of the values of my youth and of a Montanan. Unfortunately, the Republican party of today does not. The Republican party of my youth would never have condoned and celebrated the behavior of a President who encourages divisiveness; threatens the security of our nation through his verbal attacks on our allies, our intelligence agencies, our free press, and on individual Americans; and holds innocent children in detention camps. The former Republican party would be disgusted with a President who throws tantrums like a child, lies incessantly and bullies anyone who doesn’t bow to his de...

Kathleen Williams is best choice

Editor, I have now attended three public events at which Kathleen Williams was the featured speaker. She enthusiastically and openly meets with Montanans to discuss problems that affect us all, while her opponent, Greg Gianforte, is seldom seen by the general public. Big money is what he pays attention to...

Support Judge Christopher

Editor, With the election coming up in a couple of weeks, I agree with Tiara Christopher Knowles that Kim Christopher is the best candidate for District Court judge for both Lake and Sanders Counties. The citizens of Lake and Sanders Counties need a judge who has the experience of working with the whole c...

Meetings help decide vote

Editor, I found it hard to understand why Lake County commissioners held several meetings where the public was invited to discuss land development reform in the county. I attended these meetings and discovered that public comment was really not appreciated. It was very obvious that one or more commissione...

Tobacco killed family members

Editor, Please vote “yes” on I-185. It will no doubt cause many smokers to quit smoking; protecting their life and health. Two of the members of my family died of cancer, both smoked. Look how much the tobacco companies are spending to defeat it. Let the users pay their medical bills in the...

Vote for a senator that supports Trump

Editor, Apparently, critics of President Trump and their media sycophants are opposed to: 1) the lowest unemployment in 50 years (record low for blacks and Hispanics); 2) tax cuts for most Americans, resulting in hundreds of dollars/year in additional income; 3) record high for stock market, greatly incre...

I-185 is personal

Editor, I am typically a fairly non-political individual, but I feel very strongly that it is time to speak out in support of Initiative 185. For me and for many others in Montana, tobacco and tobacco-related products have taken a staggering toll on the ones we love. I recently lost my husband of 45 years...

Surprised by kindness

Editor, Our grandson, Simon, begins college soon. He has just completed a very busy summer with a well-paying job, plus he had a summer study program in preparation for college. He also purchased his first vehicle this summer, a small vintage pickup. He and another guy heading for college had made plans t...

Wants signs returned

Editor,  Will the person or persons who availed themselves of the Jon Tester and Kathleen Williams campaign signs located (until they were removed) on North Finley Point Road, please return them? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jackie Ladner Polson  

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...


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