Letters to the Editor

Made-in-Montana Medicaid program

February 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

What do rural hospitals, small businesses, and 1 in 10 Montanans have in common? They all benefit from Montana’s Medicaid expansion. That’s why I’ve introduced the Keep Montana Healthy Act, which will continue a program that works well for ...

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Hospital CEOs join discussion on Medicaid Expansion

February 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

This week at the state capitol the Joint Select Committee on Healthcare met with some hospital CEOs to discuss Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion. Our thanks to the CEOs from St. Peter’s in Helena, St. James in Butte and the for-profit Communi...

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Letters to the editor Feb. 11

February 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

Kitty criticI hope that your newspaper will advises your community to bring their pets INSIDE when the temperatures fall as far DOWN as they have been falling lately. Why return the cat, Fluffy, to its clearly irresponsible “owners” without...

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Evergreen should be focus of next highway project

February 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

Kudos to our local representatives, friends, mayor, county commissions, state and federal representatives’ planners and engineers, in a Herculean effort to get our bypass in place. It has served its purpose well. I have used it on a regular...

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Wolf paranoia being stirred up once again

February 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

In the Feb. 2 Inter Lake, “Wolves still a hot-button issue,” we see that those with an irrational, fact-free hatred of wolves are at it again, just as they were a decade ago. Unfortunately, the anti-wolf paranoia is once again being stirred...

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Evergreen levy deserves support

February 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

In May of 2015, I was the beneficiary of the Evergreen EMS services because of a heart attack I endured while cutting grass. This scenario could happen to anyone at any time, which is why the Evergreen community chose to pursue funding 24/7...

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Letters to the editor Feb. 7

February 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

Federal rental assistanceDuring this winter’s frigid temperatures, many help the homeless via hands-on activities or donating to charities. But we have broader reaching and more farsighted options of forestalling homelessness by improving a...

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Water craziness in the Flathead

February 03, 2019 at 5:35 pm

The Bullock administration and Montana legislators have one more chance to protect the waters of the Flathead Basin and ensure their availability for future generations. In regard to both aquatic invasive species (AIS) and the water compact...

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Public Education Center should support student-safety bill

February 03, 2019 at 5:35 pm

This week, the Montana Public Education Center sent a representative to the Montana Senate Education Committee to oppose student safety legislation which has received bipartisan support. The specific bill is Senate Bill 132, the Student Saf...

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Montana left footing the bill for real environmental stewardship

February 03, 2019 at 5:35 pm

Under President Trump we have seen a sudden resurgence of federalism on the left in American politics as liberal states like California seek to go their own way on issues like the Paris Climate Accord and sanctuary cities. But sometimes the...

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