Letters to the Editor

Parks and trails bill is only the first step

May 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

On May 7, motorized and non-motorized public land users, conservation and hunting and fishing groups, business associations, and civic organizations joined together in celebration: Governor Bullock had just signed SB24, a bill that will pro...

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Letters to the editor May 20

May 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

Porous border and health concernsAre we experiencing ďbio-terror?ĒNot long ago, the United States and Europe were essentially measles-free. Most had received the measles vaccine that is the best explanation for why the occurrence of the dis...

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Years after Standing Rock, scars of protest remain

May 19, 2019 at 3:00 am

For more than a year between 2016 and 2017, thousands of people crowded into three protests camps in North Dakota. Ostensibly, they were there to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The reality was more complex, bringing togeth...

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Bipartisan effort increases access to public lands

May 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm

Being an avid sportsman, I have strong convictions that one of the greatest blessings of living in the Treasure State is the ability to enjoy the outdoors. As Montanans, our public lands play a major role in keeping our Montana way of life ...

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Why Medicaid expansion works for everyone in Montana

May 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm

After a dramatic process, health care for all Montanans just got some stability, thanks to our governorís recent signing of the Medicaid Reform and Integrity Act. The bill, which will continue to provide health coverage for about 96,000 low...

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Stop crucifying Donald Trump

May 18, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Iím a woman living in Montana. Iíve lived in five states and have had many careers. Iíve had a great full life. Iíve always worked and made my life better. Iíve never taken any welfare. Iíve always paid my own health insurance. I love to hu...

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Letters to the editor May 19

May 18, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Nurses bring light in ultimate darknessMy name is Brendan Martin, I am 17 years old, and I was diagnosed with stage 2b cancer in January. As one could imagine, going from college classes to being in a hospital for days on end and injected w...

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Free lunch, not free enterprise

May 18, 2019 at 5:24 pm

I suppose I shouldnít be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid more in income taxes in 2018 than the behemoth retailer Amazon.com; but then I didnít have a net profit of $11.2 billion, either. Nor did I ge...

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Letters to the editor May 16

May 16, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Ďenslavement caucusíIn a letter printed in the Daily Inter Lake (May 12) former Sen. Bob Brown publicly announced he is a cheerleader for Llew Jonesí ďRepublicanĒ enslavement caucus. He joins ranks with the corrupt wing of the Republica...

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Observations from the 66th session

May 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

The 66th legislative session is completed. I was humbled by the opportunity to serve the citizens of Flathead County in my first Session. Now that the session is over, it is right and proper that I detail for my constituents my observation...

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