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 Opinion    January 26, 2015

Our View: Shun politics, help working Montanans get health care

Thousands of Montanans do not have enough money to give themselves proper health care. As a result, they decline preventative health care measures, and they put off doctor visits on minor problems until they get seriously ill. This should not happen... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 23, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Hill County officials, headed by County Commissioner Mark Peterson, are fighting to get Helena’s attention on the problem of flooding along Beaver Creek Park. Attack the federal government all you want, but the Federal Emergency... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 19, 2015

Our View: Ban cellphone use while driving on Montana roads

Despite hysterical fears that it would be the end of freedom and liberty as we know it, not much has changed since the city of Havre banned use of cellphones while driving in the city limits. Except perhaps there have been fewer accidents and near... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 16, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Dart — Some fool thought it would be fun to call a bomb threat into Havre High School Wednesday. The threat caused all kinds of problems to the school district, disrupted the education and activities for students and caused undue alarm to parents.... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 12, 2015

Our View: Nix on term-limits idea

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., started his Senate career off exactly the wrong way last week when he signed on to the idea of term limits for the U.S. House and Senate. Term limits have been tried and failed in Montana, and we see no reason to extend... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 9, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Dart — Montana prides itself in having a citizens’ government where everyday people make decisions that affect the common good. But for everyday people to be able to make decisions, they have to be trained in some of the complexities of local and... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 2, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Welcome to Missouri Valley offensive coordinator Aaron Christensen who will be Montana State University-Northern's head football coach. It's a great football town, coach. And few towns support the local college like we do. Best of luck.... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 31, 2014

Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

As we end 2014, we see so many things that people of Hill County and the Hi-Line have accomplished, and yet, so much that still needs to be done. New Year’s Day is always a good time to take stock of what we have done and what needs to be worked... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 24, 2014

Our View: Hi-Liners who care

We in the newspaper business often spend our time covering the dark side of society — the fires, arrests and political corruption. But we also spend a lot of time dealing with some really great people. Many are the people who stay in the... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2014

Our View: Street, sidewalks repairs badly needed in Havre

Hats off to Havre City Councilwomen Pam Hillery and Terry Lilletvedt for taking up what might be the politically unpopular issue of raising taxes. The two lawmakers want the city to undertake a massive effort to improve the city’s deteriorating inf... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2014

Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — There's nothing to do in Havre? Look at the Christmas events that have been held in Havre this week and the upcoming events. Schools, college, reservations, community groups and a lot more are putting on events that are fun for the whole... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel People from senior citizens to Havre High School Key Club members are ringing the bell at Salvation Army kettles around town. It’s a tough job, standing out in the cold asking for money. But it’s a fun job. Volunteers talk to people,... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 5, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Havre-Hill County Library has some great programs for young people. Children in one of the programs, Story Time, stayed late this week and made Christmas cards for soldiers stationed in Liberia. It is sort of a forgotten war these... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 28, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Chinook Sugarbeeters worked hard all season, and after a disappointing start to the year, they bounced back to make it to the state finals in Class C 8-man football. They tried very hard to win, but it was not to be this time. But they... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 26, 2014

Our View:Hi-Line has a lot to be thankful for

While we each individually look at what we should be thankful for in our lives, it might be nice at this time of the year to look at what we are thankful for and what inspires us in the public life of our community. Lots of Hi-Line people have... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 21, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The American Society of Civil Engineers did a study of Montana’s infrastructure. It came to the obvious conclusion. the state of Montana’s roads and public infrastructure is pretty sad. We suspect if they did a detailed study of the... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2014

Our View: Don't close state meetings

Promises of the new Montana Legislature that there will be openness and cooperation in the upcoming session got off to a rocky start Thursday night. Members of the House Republican caucus met secretly in the basement of a Helena hotel to talk about p... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Police are generally skeptical about speaking to the press about cases under investigation. Often, we think, this is counterproductive. Police keep quiet even if it would be in their best interests to let the public know what they are doing.... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 11, 2014

Our View: Today, thank veterans for their service

Today is Veterans Day, the day set aside for Americans to honor those who have served in the armed forces over the year. Many of those honored today are not the people described as heroes in the traditional sense. It is not the day to pay tribute to...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Opinion    November 10, 2014

Polar Plunge took the man out of my Superman costume

Two Havre Daily News reporters John Paul Schmidt and Tori Thomas took part in Saturday's Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge. Here is their account. Makeshift and classic superheroes, along with sadist o...

 
 By Tori Thomas    Opinion    November 10, 2014

The Princess and the Polar Plunge

On Oct. 23 a senior Havre Police Department patrol officer came into the Havre Daily News office and nominated me to participate in the Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge. Having recently moved from sun...

 
 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel All praise to 5,064 voters in Hill County who got to the polls and let their voices be heard Tuesday. Decisions made by the Montana Legislature probably have more impact on people’s day-to-day lives than congressional decisions. People have... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2014

Our View: Bullock right on Ebola

The biggest heroes in the international battle against the dread disease Ebola are the brave souls who gave up the comfort of their homes and traveled to Africa to help people most directly affected. Doctors. nurses and other aid workers have... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    November 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The outlook for election night

Election night is always one of the most challenging and most fun for reporters. It is, at best, organized chaos. That's especially the case when you don't know the outcome in advance. And there are...

 
 Opinion    October 24, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Montana educators, at their annual conference, have given Havre Public Schools an award for technology, innovation and infrastructure. The award was one of two such prizes handed out at the conference last week. The award is...

 

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