Letters to the Editor

2019 was a monumental year for Montana ranchers

January 19, 2020 at 10:40 am

We’ve reached a pivotal moment for Montana farmers and ranchers, as three critical trade deals are finalized and implemented. The benefits here are enormous, and I strongly believe Montana’s agricultural industry can look forward to renewed...

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Water Rights Act the right thing for Montana

January 19, 2020 at 10:40 am

I recently read an article written by state Sen. Al Olszewski (Inter Lake, Jan. 12) on Sen. Daines’ CSKT water legislation – an article that was filled with inaccuracies. As someone who has been involved in this debate for years, I felt com...

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Developing a long-term Middle East policy

January 19, 2020 at 10:40 am

America won the Cold War because every president since 1947 adhered to President Truman’s policy of “containment.” This was developed by George F. Kennan, a career foreign service officer, ambassador to the Soviet Union as well as Yugoslavi...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 19

January 19, 2020 at 10:41 am

Passive senatorThank you to Sen. Jon Tester for having an open town hall meeting recently. That takes guts and not all of our elected representatives are willing to do this for us. One question asked was whether he supported a carbon fee a...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 16

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

Poor judgmentNorthWestern Energy’s most recent management plan lacks meaningful information regarding energy storage or solar production. They propose to be the major owner of the Colstrip power plants, which have limited years of usefulnes...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 13

January 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Refugee families in MontanaOn behalf of the International Rescue Committee in Missoula, I write to say thank you to the people of the Flathead Valley for your generosity and support of refugee families in Missoula. The IRC is one of nine na...

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Legislative week a time to find common ground

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Next week, members of the Montana Legislature will head back to Helena to participate in “Legislative Week.” This is an opportunity for our state lawmakers to continue to engage each other and the broader public in important policy topics o...

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Water Compact legislation fails to protect Montana

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Less than one month ago, Senator Daines introduced Senate Bill 3019, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act, to the U.S. Senate. In his attempt to fix the CSKT Water Compact, which is the most divisive legislation in modern Montana history...

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Don’t take the bait, America: Avoid war with Iran

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

America’s 21st century Middle East wars have cost our country thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of injured soldiers, the burden of having contributed to nearly a million Afghan and Iraqi deaths, and, per the latest estimate...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 12

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

We need each otherWhile putting our newspapers in the recycle bin, John Fuller’s letter to the editor on Jan. 2 caught my attention. After reading it, I wondered if Mr. Fuller doesn’t realize that statistically he must have some Democrats i...

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