Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor May 26

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Oneness with the living worldThe letter, “Stop Crucifying Donald Trump” (May 19) asks that we “Stop the hate in the world.” In this, the author makes a good point. As Martin Luther King, Jr. so aptly put it “Darkness cannot drive out darkne...

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Senators unite to fight robocalls, protect public access

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Red state, blue state. Left, right. With us, against us.In today’s polarizing political climate, it’s not often we hear about Republicans and Democrats coming together in support of a common cause. When it does happen, it’s certainly worth ...

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Bike survival in the Flathead

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Several days ago a man driving a silver pickup passed a friend and me at a distance so close I could have reached out and touched his vehicle. I was on Riverside Road, accessed from Creston, a secondary road cyclists use often. At the time...

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A war widow reflects on Memorial Day

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Saturday morning I got up early to take our son to football practice. At 9:15 there was a knock on the door, and I figured it was a neighbor.But it wasn’t.The 29th of September. 9:15 that morning. That’s when I learned my husband had died i...

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Legislation supports mental health services for veterans

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Earlier this week, the Wounded Warrior Project offered a great “Statement for the Record” to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The analysis focused on five different sections of Senate Bill 785 Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Ment...

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Bills of interest that passed quietly

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Many bills during the 2019 legislative session grabbed headlines. Here are a few that passed quietly but will be of interest to Montanans.HB 443-(Rep. Ross Fitzgerald-R) Are you a recreational beekeeper in the area? This bill would require ...

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Letters to the editor May 23

May 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

Consequences of overturning Roe vs WadeAnti-abortion Republicans want to overturn Roe vs Wade and end abortions throughout the U.S. The courts may give them what they want, but the U.S. will not be abortion-free.It’s easy to buy illegal dru...

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It’s time to fix up the ‘People’s House’

May 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

In the waning hours of Montana’s 66th legislative session, good public policy squeaked through, including Medicaid expansion and an infrastructure bill. But, public works can’t fix the deferred maintenance of the outdated way these bills ma...

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Danger of Trump’s foreign policy

May 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

I must quote President Dwight D. Eisenhower, highly decorated general in World War II, again. “War is mankind’s most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men.” Make no mistake, c...

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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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