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Our Viewpoint: Reality check for how you make people feel

When you work for any sizable company or are in a government position, you get sensitivity and harassment training. Lessons of how your actions and...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    December 14, 2017 

Montana Viewpoint: America's political parties are driving us apart

Do the political parties serve the people they claim to represent, or do they use the people as a tool to advance the agendas of the party power...

 

Remember When?

MEMORIES OF WHITEPINE (Excerpt from Crosscuts and Rails) By Helen Haase My mother, sister, and I arrived in White Pine late on the night of October...

 

County Commissioners looking out for residents

The Sanders County Commissioners know that change has to happen. Funding sources are changing or have stopped altogether. County offices are...

 

Civics class a great experience

Editor, I have concerns about the current state of healthcare in Sanders County. I am very worried about the cost and availability of health insurance...

 

If only the local economy could survive on rumors

We often find ourselves talking a lot about what it’s like to live in a small town. We don’t have any stoplights in Sanders County. You can’t...

 

Civics class a great experience

Appreciation: I want to acknowledge the efforts of Glen Garrison, Senator Jim Elliott, Representative Pat Ingraham, Nichol Scribner, Carol Turk and...

 

Billion in sales next $50 tax bill

If you ran a multistate business and had just over one billion dollars in sales in Montana, I bet you would expect to pay something in Montana...

 

Much to be thankful for in Sanders County

It’s hard to focus on the positive sometimes, and remember to be thankful. Especially around this time of year, the stress of the holidays can be...

 

No taxes increased in balancing state budget

This past week was a very memorable and busy week for me. The Governor called the legislature back to town on November 13 to help fix the budget...

 

Approaching holidays remind us to shop local

Thanksgiving is just a week away and signs of the holidays are many. The lighted ornaments went up on Main Street in Thompson Falls, the U.S. Capitol...

 
 By Ron Rude    Opinion    November 16, 2017

More guns is not the answer

The recent gun-related slaughter in a Texas church reminds me that I have more than once sat in church wondering – perhaps even during the sermon...

 

Support for vets appreciated

Thank you so much to Julie Sol at First Security Bank for getting ‘Red Friday’ (wearing red for our veteran’s and military on Fridays) started...

 

An opportunity wasted

If there was ever anything that the right and the left could make common cause over, it would be the corporate control of America. It may be the only...

 

Make National Park visits affordable for residents

Now, in Montana we’re pretty lucky that we have thousands and thousands of public lands to enjoy. Even if you don’t drive to Glacier, you can see...

 

Happy Birthday Marines!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Let me be one of the “many” to wish the “few” good wishes on the 242nd birthday of their Corps on November 10. To all of the...

 

Keep Sanders County clean

Editor, It makes me really sad and angry to go by Flat Iron every day and see all the garbage thrown in the little turn off there. The garbage seems...

 

The country is not 'distracted'

Dear Editor, Regards: “OUR VIEWPOINT” The country is distracted??? The only part of the country that is distracted and confused are those that...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    November 9, 2017

Johnson broke barriers of her time

In this troublesome era of anger, violence and blame, it’s well to look back to a kinder time, and the good and heart-warming story of a remarkable...

 

Where's your favorite place to shop locally?

JULIE DETLAFF, Thompson Falls – "The Sunflower Gallery because you never know what locally made...

 

Inequality is unacceptable

Grateful to hear there are others. This letter is in response to Kathleen Stiles’s letter of last week.   Kathleen, I was thrilled and impressed...

 

So this is what Trump's presidency will be like

The country is distracted. Since the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy, politics in the U.S. has been a whirlwind of distractions. Trump is...

 

Sheets is better suited for mayor

Editor, We are writing in support of Mark Sheets for Mayor of Thompson Falls.   There is no one in this town that we feel is better suited for the...

 

Letter provokes sadness and anger

Editor, I was sad and angry to read the Other Viewpoints article in the Oct. 26 issue of the Ledger. I wasn’t disturbed by the authors’ outrage...

 

Shedding a tear for poor mega corporations

In a world where financial markets are booming and corporate executive salaries rival the incomes of small nations, the corporate tax collections of...

 

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