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A game for the ages

To the editor, On Oct. 5, 2018 at Deer Lodge, Thompson Falls’ football game against Deer Lodge was one of the best games I have ever seen. And I...

 

Volunteers, businesses help in Noxon

Hopefully, the members of the Noxon community have noticed the landscape work being done to the Noxon Emergency Services building. In an effort to...

 

Brooker has experience to lead county

Hello Sanders County! This election season has seen much drama and contention with the discussions of choices to be made among the candidates for the...

 

Human reaction to traumatic experiences are often out of our control

I am writing in response to Blaine Blackstone’s column from September 27. Specifically, I would like to address misunderstandings perpetuated in...

 

Candidate forum provided clear choices for voting on election day

Editor, After attending the Candidate Forum held at the REX Oct. 6, 2018 it is clear that: Paul Fielder will be a superior choice to the current,...

 

Brooker's service to county appreciated

Years ago, voters in Sanders County passed an initiative that all elected county positions are to be non-partisan. We note that Carol Brooker has...

 

Brooker supports local business owners

In his three C-5 Financial Reports through June 20, Paul Fielder reports receiving slightly more than $5,000 for his County Commissioner campaign and...

 

Writer correct in stating that America is a republic

Editor, Kudos and Hats Off to Tony Kimberlin of Libby, Montana, who so correctly pointed out that our United States of America is a republic and not...

 

Tester has horrible voting record

Jon Tester bought a million-dollar mansion in Washington, D.C. Matt Rosendale bought a ranch home in rural Montana. Jon Tester has supported all of...

 

If you don't vote, don't complain

Editor, Less than 100 years ago, you could not vote unless you were male and owned property. Today anyone 18 and over can vote, if they are...

 

A Democracy or a Republic?

To the Editor: In the May 2018 Rural Montana magazine (p. 12), Senator Jon Tester begins his response to a posed question with this statement:...

 

Christine Blasey Ford is a hero

This letter is in reply to Blaine Blackstone’s disgraceful article about Christine Blasey Ford. He questions her decision to come forward with her s...

 

Let's pool our retirement benefits

I, along with my wife, have been paying into a retirement fund the government calls Social Security, when they’re not calling it their personal...

 

Columnist is sending the wrong message

Dear Editor, I am extremely disheartened by the content of Mr. Blackstone’s “Street Smart” opinion article from the September 27 issue. It appea...

 

Love those Street Smart columns

I for one am happy to see some kind of balance in the Ledger Opinion pieces with the addition of the column “Street Smart” by Mr. Blaine... Full story

 

Elliott writes with wisdom, research

Editor, I would like to thank you for the printing of the very intellectual and informative articles, written for years, by Jim Elliott. For example,...

 

Keep politics out of schools

When I picked my boys up from Noxon School on Tuesday, September 18, they each handed me a pocket version of the Constitution.  Attached to the...

 

Let's bring it home

Montana’s State Legislature enacted CI-64 26 years ago. The effect of “Term Limits” was to prohibit public officials from seeking re-election if...

 

Arming teachers is not the solution

Sometimes looking back can help us understand how we should move forward, but when it comes to predicting craziness, history’s lessons aren’t...

 

Hecla History: Not so neighborly, after all

Let’s get some facts straight about Hecla Mining Co. and its corporate track record. When Hecla purchased Revett Mining in June 2015 as part of its...

 

Thoughtful dialogue needed, not name-calling

The Ledger’s new columnist, Mr. Blaine Blackstone, described himself as conservative but the kind of guy that could discuss issues and...

 

Corporations don't deserve person rights

It has come to my attention that since I have spoken out against corporate greed in the past, some folks think I may despise all corporations. Not so...

 

Union support point missed

One item that Mr. Elliott forgot to mention in last week’s Montana Viewpoint article on forced union dues is that the unions always make huge...

 

Tester's support helped family

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 NHL, caused by exposure from Agent Orange Spray while in SEA during Vietnam War. I appealed to the VA...

 

Medicaid aided in success

Medicaid is so much more than just another insurance provider—my story is proof of that. When an abusive relationship set myself and my children bac... Full story

 

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