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Recent re-victimization by candidate illustrates real problem

Years ago, after fleeing an emotionally abusive relationship, my child bravely disclosed some shocking and devastating information to me: she’d been sexually assaulted by that abuser. The next few years were a learning experience regarding the unfortunate dynamics surrounding child sexual abuse. Through counseling, we learned about the grooming process that abusers use to manipulate…

Vote your conscience, not your fear

Come this November, I will have voted in local, county, borough, state and national elections for 50 years as a registered independent voter in three states. Researching the deeds and misdeeds of candidates has always been a prerequisite for my decisions in the booth. Honestly I have never seen anything quite like what my eyes have…

Judges support Judge Langton

This letter is in support of District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton. We feel this is one of the most important elective offices in Ravalli County. We as judges whole-heartedly endorse Judge Jeffrey Langton. Judge Langton has the experience of serving as our District Court Judge for many years. We collectively have many years of working…

Support for Arntzen

Spending on K-12 education takes up most of Montana’s state budget, and a significant portion of local property taxes also go to our schools. More importantly, educating our children is a fundamental civic duty. For these reasons, the Superintendent of Public Instruction election deserves attention. This year’s race pits Elsie Arntzen, a state legislator with…

Response to Wilson

I would like to reply to Grace Wilson’s letter “If you do not like Trump” printed in the Bitterroot Star on October 12. I feel she and I want the same thing for our country but this is how we differ. I have often thought we pull God down to our level so we can…

Support for Trump

Both major party presidential candidates have serious electability issues! Both have large egos. First – Trump has been accused of having temperamental issues, as well as negative female sexuality issues. Those issues have been flaunted by the main stream media! However, Trump’s electability issues pale in comparison to Hillary’s demonstrated lying/trustworthiness “pay for play” electability…

Think long and hard

November 8 could be the most important election in the lives of our descendants. They are the ones who will be most affected by our massive debt and leaders who either are becoming more and more powerful or who want to put the power back into the hands of the people. Think long and hard…

Making our public lands safer

Montana, as all of us who live here know, is a remarkable state, blessed with extraordinary natural resources. Glacier National Park is a jewel. Montana’s water network feeds the continent’s major river basins. And the state hosts the greatest diversity of mammals. But what tarnishes our public lands is the constant risk of walking into…

Sportsmen, beware!

This year’s elections could have a huge and lasting impact on those of us that enjoy the benefits of our state’s river systems, including our beloved Bitterroot. Running for Supreme Court Justice, Kristen Juras is a foe to our state’s Stream Access Law, even going so far in her law review article to advocate for…

Support for I-177

This election, more than any other, will tell the world what kind of people live in Montana. Should Donald Trump win our state, history will forever see us as a people who looked the other way and voted for an unstable man who openly glamorized bigotry, sexual assault, paranoia, torture, and the degradation of women….