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Vote for Taylor, vote for fiscal responsibility

Editor, The upcoming Republican primary election for HD 11 has added interest this time around - our current representative, Janna Taylor, has primary competition.  Based on her performance in office over the years, I’m happy to support Taylor. As others have noted, she always answers her mail (even when it is someone like me berating her for some action I didn’t like) and she listens when constituents speak. Importantly for me, she is fiscally responsible and treats all segments of our economy and services the same. I cannot imagine where either of her opponents would improve on these values. I know virtually nothing of Mr. King but do have firsthand experience wi...


Kindergarten Roundup support appreciated

Editor, We would like to thank all local media and businesses for helping get the word out for the Spring 2010 Preschool screening and the Kindergarten Registration for the Ronan-Pablo School District’s 2010-2011 enrollment.  Because of your help we were able to draw a large number of childr...


Country lacks star-power

Editor, Could it be that our country’s problems are a result of having a five-star president with many four-star ideas, willing to settle for three-star legislation if passed by two-star democrats, who are stymied by one-star republicans, plus a media woefully lacking any stars? Pete Daniels P...


We must unite to fight corporate injustices

Editor, Code words to watch out for are, “Environmental justice,” said a recent tea party speaker.  Two mouse clicks reveal the website of Tea Party Patriots, Inc. where local citizens organize protests, helped by Freedomworks, funded by Exxon and oil billionaire Koch. Founder Dick Arm...


Maybe it’s time for the election process to go postal

I admit I’m a positive kind of person. I see the glass half full and the potential to fill it.  At election time, I try to remain positive about our country’s election process, but there are times when my disenchantment seeps out. After the results from last week’s municipal and ...


Thanks to Earth Day volunteers

Editor, Thank you to all the volunteers, public and private organizations, and especially all the bicyclists who came out to make the 2nd Annual Bike Path/Earth Day Celebration an overwhelming success. The organizing committee of the event is overwhelmed by your support.  Diana Schwab Polso...


Thanks for working with our children

Editor, I am writing to express my appreciation for Jocko Valley Library director, Arlee High School ALC supervisor, and Friday “Free Three” Activities coordinator Kim Folden.  It is this final role that I’d like to describe for readers unfamiliar with Folden’s work. Since ...


Freedom and liberty is being stripped away

Editor, It is frightening to me the speed with which the present governing body in Washington, DC is stripping us of our personal freedom and liberty and all in the name of knowing what is best for us no matter what we say.  The passage of the Health Care Reform Act is a nail in the coffin of life...


Healthy debate good for Americans

Editor, All those attending and anyone listening to President Obama’s speech to the graduating class at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor recently had the opportunity to hear a most lucid, intelligent, thoughtful and timely lecture on the great value of our democratic system of government, how...


Plenty of reasons to vote for Taylor

Editor, Attention all voters in House District 11: have you noticed that Janna Taylor is running again? Here are some reasons why you may want to vote for her on June 8th, and again in November. For starters, she answers her constituents’ mail. How many times have you gotten a personal reply from...


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