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 By Natalie Wisehart    Opinion    May 28, 2020 

Putting American workers first

Unemployment rates are soaring and millions of Americans are unemployed. We need a leader who will put these Americans first and that’s exactly what Senator Steve Daines is doing. Daines is working on legislation to protect the American worker by...

 
 By Kim Heninger    Opinion    May 28, 2020 

COVID-19 support group: Strength through each other

Each of our lives have been touched, reconstructed, impacted, emotionally imploded, all to varying degrees. That is what this support group is about. I would like to offer a support group at no...

 

The treasure of God's Word

My favorite online used bookstore recently shared about the all kinds of treasures that have been found left inside used books. Over the years, as they have sorted and cataloged used books, they have...

 

Protecting your freedom of speech

We have had a lot of questions and criticism lately regarding our Letters to the Editor section. Readers have questioned why we are willing to “print lies,” “spread hate and discontent” and “further divide the community by printing such...

 
 By Jan Lombardi    Opinion    May 21, 2020

New generation of leadership with Whitney Williams

As someone who has spent my career in the private sector, nonprofit sector and two decades in public service for the state of Montana, including working for Governor Brian Schweitzer, I am supporting Whitney Williams for Governor and her running...

 
 By Lynn Carey    Opinion    May 21, 2020

The national divide

I saw this on social media and thought it spoke to the divide in our nation. “How sad it must be believing that scientists, scholars, historians, economists and journalists have devoted their entire lives to deceiving you while a reality TV star...

 

More tools of the trade

From the time I was 15 and bought my first chain saw, that old gear drive McCulloch for $25 with money I earned trapping, I've probably owned every brand of saw made: Lombard, Stihl, Pioneer, Husky, S...

 
 By Lynn Kelly    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Montana Loon Society loon watch

Right on time, true to the mystery of the migration cycle - the loons show up and without our bidding (but with the help of our floating signs), take over their territories, build nests, fight off...

 

Trust in God will conquer fear

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Fear is dangerous. On the one hand, it can get us to act and bypass our...

 

Facts about lower back pain (LBP)

Did you know that 80% of Americans will experience significant back pain over their lifetime? Of those Americans that experience back pain, 54% of them spend their day sitting. Leaning forward in an...

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Hold up our president

If a Democrat is elected as president we will see socialism and then communism, faster than going down a greased slide. I watched in dismay as I saw democratic governors take on communistic rules to control their states. Is this a practice run for th...

 
 By Juanita Vero    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Join me in voting for Kimberly Dudik

I am writing to ask you to join me and support Kimberly Dudik to be Montana’s next Attorney General. Kimberly has the type of wide ranging experience, being an attorney for nearly 18 years practicing both civil and criminal law, that Montana needs...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Government should stay out of business

Our Governor Steve Bullock has made an error in judgment with his decision to force Montana landlords into canceling evictions and extending rental payments. What Bullock fails to realize is that although most tenants will eventually pay the rents...

 

My ballot for the Democratic Primary

For whatever it’s worth, this is for whom I’m voting in selected Democratic Primary races and why.  One of the most important votes you will cast is for Montana Supreme Court (at the end of the ballot). Most people ignore it, so your vote will...

 

Commissioner Vero is the real deal

We are all familiar with the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Juanita Vero is the exception. Vero, who is running to maintain her seat as Missoula County Commissioner, is the real deal. Juanita Vero is representative of...

 

From isolation to personal development

During this time of sheltering-in-place and isolation, many people are struggling with being alone or even in the same shelter with family members. Isolation is particularly difficult for extraverted...

 
 By Kelly Moore    Opinion    May 14, 2020

The past holds many lessons for us - It is worth studying!

"Thinking will not overcome fear-but action will." ~ W. Clement Stone Before COVID-19, most of us had no idea what fear the word, "Pandemic" would evoke in our minds and how drastically it would...

 

What does it mean to walk the paths of righteousness?

God had covenantally promised property, posterity and prosperity to the children of Abraham (see Genesis 12:1-3) if they were loyal to Him. At Mount Sinai, God revealed the covenantal instructions...

 

How much exercise do older adults need?

Did you know that not getting enough physical activity has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and high blood pressure? So how much activity is enough to help...

 

Al "Doc" Olszewski - Most Qualified Candidate To Lead Montana.

Montana families and businesses may have some difficult times ahead. It’s clear that Al “Doc” Olszewski (R) is the man to serve as Governor. Dr. Al is a Christian, husband, father, Air Force veteran, physician, businessman and state Senator. I...

 
 By Jerry OConnell    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Vero best suited for Commissioner

There has rarely been such an easy decision about which candidate to support in an election as we are faced with in Missoula County’s upcoming contest for County Commissioner. Juanita Vero, in her first year in office, has brought vigor, energy...

 

O'Brien leader that will bring consensus

MISSOULA - Shannon O’Brien has our votes for Montana Senate District 46, not just because she is the most qualified candidate (which she is with 25 years of experience in public education and experience as a small business owner) but because of...

 
 By Rachelle Harman    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Concerns over school closure

To the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board Yesterday, I was informed that SLE will not resume as usual for the remaining school semester. Two of my grandchildren are currently receiving home schooling as required. One of my questions is how are you...

 

Monica Tranel for PSC

Monica Tranel is a highly skilled lawyer who specializes in utility law and has practiced in front of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and in the courtroom defending consumers.  She is full of energy. A two-time competitor in the Olympics,...

 
 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Wake up America, we are losing our rights

For the past several weeks, we Americans have been told we must stay at home. We have been told we cannot attend church. We have been told we cannot assemble in groups larger than ten. The state of Maryland has deployed drones to enforce social...

 

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