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Articles with the Tag: Senator Daines

Daines’ bipartisan Montana Water Rights Protection Act passes Senate committee

News from the Office of Senator Steve Daines  U.S. SENATE – On July 28, U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured passage of his bipartisan bill, the Montana Water Rights Protection Act, out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, clearing the way for a Senate vote on the bill. “For decad...

Daines calls for more COVID-19 funding

News from the Office of Sen. Steve Daines  U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines called for more robust funding for the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs in any upcoming coronavirus relief package in Congress.  This request for funding follows Daines succe...

Postal service needs to be saved

Editor, This is a letter I wrote to Steve Daines: Senator Daines, with considerable dishonesty, President Trump is doing his best to destroy the United States Postal Service.  Clearly, there are two “reasons” for his attempts. First, he hates Jeff Bezos and knows killing the Postal Ser...

Briefs for March 4, 2020

Warm meal served at Soup’s On     POLSON — Polson Community Church will serve lunch on March 12 at Journey Be Christian Church, 101 Seventh Ave. W, at the SW corner of First St. W. The church’s phone number is 406-883-6160. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will con...

Refuge conveyance sparks concern about public land transfers and a disclaimer

MONTANA – A proposal by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern and outright opposition in Montana. The provision, included in a broader bill settling the historic water rights claims of t...

Valley Views

While no one can begrudge a local government for wanting to protect the interests of their residents, it is a different scenario entirely when they are criticizing the very legislation that will protect their constituents from years of costly litigation and uncertainty. Contrary to claims made by the Lake...

Lake County fighting for existence

I am respectfully writing this letter in response to Chairwoman Fyant’s message in the Char-Koosta News article January 29, 2020. There have been few Lake County Commissioners that have more respect for or been more supportive of the CSKT people than I. The disagreements over our varying interpretat...

Montana sovereignty threatened

Editor, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act was recently introduced to the U.S. Senate as an “amendment” and “fix” to the flawed 2015 Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Water Compact.  Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, of Kalispell, who is running for Montana State ...

Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT Water Compact Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT Water Compact

MONTANA — Standing before reporters at a press event in the Montana Capitol on Jan. 15, State Sen. Al Olszewski called a long-negotiated water compact between the state of Montana, the federal government, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes “the most divisive issue in modern Montana h...

Olszewski and Republican cohort ask Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill Olszewski and Republican cohort ask Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill

MONTANA — State Sen. Al Olszewski and four other elected Republicans on Wednesday urged U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to withdraw federal legislation that would finalize a long-negotiated water compact between Montana, the federal government, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Speaking at a p...


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