Letters to the Editor

Montana will keep fighting to lower prescription drug costs

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

We must keep working to lower prescription drugs prices in Montana. After conducting a nearly two-year investigation into drug costs, including taking several major players to court in order to access information, my team and I brought forw...

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Compromise for the common good

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

Representative Justin Amash, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, may be the most principled man in American politics. Unfortunately, he is most likely going to wind up in the ash bin of principled politicians, most of whom sacrifice their career and...

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Demand sanity from the Forest Service

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

Don’t be fooled by the AP article on smoke from Western wildfires, which attributes more smoke in our region to “climate change” (whatever that is). In reality, the cause is the poor management practices of the Forest Service relative to ou...

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Letters to the editor July 14

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

ImagineIF deserves new homeOur Imagine IF Library is one of Kalispell’s most important cornerstones. It is our public library, a community hub where people of all ages, income, race, gender, and beliefs can gather and access free informatio...

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History of the Bill of Rights and Second Amendment

July 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

While I enjoyed Warren IIIi’s “Flathead Outdoors” and the sentiment expressed about our nation’s independence and birthday celebrated on July 4, his praise of Thomas Jefferson is misplaced.Warren wrote, “We should be thankful for Thomas Jef...

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Letters to the editor July 11

July 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

Nurses uniting togetherNurses have a unique role in health care in that we are a frontline in care. A significant part of our training and vocation is advocating for patient care and safety.The courage to speak up is one of the many challen...

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Letters to the editor July 8

July 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

Union will give nurses the representation they deserveShortly after the hospital moved from its Fourth Avenue East location to Buffalo Hill area, nurses wished to be unionized. There was a great effort to suppress their wishes. It seems t...

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A chance to support the rights of elderly

July 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

We are making progress, but we are still trying to figure it out decades later. Twenty years ago, in June 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. LC that unjustified segregation of people with disabilities violated their rights gu...

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Alternative to nurses’ union

July 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

After almost 26 years of nursing here in the valley, much research, and many discussions with coworkers, union reps, management and attorneys, I feel compelled to voice my opinion regarding the upcoming nurse’s union vote. Simply stated, I...

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Forest Service encouraging reckless behavior

July 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

Flathead Forest Supervisor Chip Weber ignores the advice of his own staff and grizzly bear experts, suggesting we consider all recreational activities to have an equal basis of risk when deciding whether to promote them. His staff and other...

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