Letters to the Editor

Do you know where your beef is from?

January 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

Let’s start with a question. Where are you sitting right now? Are you reading this newspaper in your office or your home? Now, pick up any object around you. Chances are good that whatever you have in your hand — perhaps food or a coffee mu...

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We can lower the cost of medication — here’s how

January 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

Everyone agrees that the high cost of prescription medications is a huge issue, but there hasn’t been a serious attempt to solve the problem in Montana. We’re changing that by bringing forward legislation we estimate will save Montanans abo...

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Change of attitude needed to lower health-care costs

January 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

My critique of the KRMC goal for health care that maximizes revenue rather than lowering costs used the Digestive Health Institute and the Orthopedic Clinic as examples. I thank Dr. Jaffe for the content of his response (Daily Inter Lake, J...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 20

January 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

Stop the frivolityJust a few days ago, the Daily Inter Lake’s “100 Years Ago in the Flathead” remembered an article in the Inter Lake from 1919 that lamented the number of frivolous laws proposed during the Montana Legislature that year.Now...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 17

January 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Let’s do the mathSen. Scott Sales calls $8 million “trivial” the amount he thinks Montana’s taxpayers should contribute to President Trump’s border wall. So let’s do the math. If $8 million is “trivial,” then $16 million is “something.” Tha...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 14

January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am

Can’t muzzle Montana citizensThe proposed CSKT Water Compact (S. 262 bloated up in Sen. Tester’s Senate Bill 3013) violates the U.S. Constitution, Montana Constitution, and CSKT Tribal Constitution. Citizens should just shut up. The state d...

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Preserving free elections is everyone’s business

January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am

Free and fair elections are not partisan issues. Whether it’s imposing poll taxes in the Jim Crow South or rigging voting machines in Richard Daley’s Chicago, whenever public officials use the powers of government to control the ballot box...

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Are we up to the task?

January 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

What has happened to our country that it has become so divided and acrimonious and who can we blame for the state of affairs in Washington? That’s easy, let’s blame Obama or Pelosi or Reed and Schummer. Or Trump, McConnell and Ryan. Don’t f...

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Montana businesses can’t afford inaction on LWCF

January 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

In Montana, the business of outdoor recreation is big business. Whether you are REI or a local main street operation selling gear and goods to communities who thrive on our outdoor amenity lifestyle, you are contributing to the $7.1 billion...

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Get our government operating again

January 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

As all of us are too painfully aware, we are in the midst of another government shutdown to the immediate detriment of about 800,000 individuals — 420,000 working temporarily without pay and 380,000 on furlough who are out of work. All this...

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