Letters to the Editor

Bipartisan legislation seizes opportunity for local growth

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

Partisanship has taken hold of our political lives from Washington to right here in Northwest Montana. Despite all the political ill will, there appears to be one issue that Republicans and Democrats can agree on — promoting local economic ...

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Trump is an out-of-control egomaniac — got it?

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

“Treason” — wow! We’re living in the age of treason being defined as disagreement with Trump. How Putinesque. If you’re not one of Trump’s lap dogs, then you’re a traitor to the country? Being a traitor is inviting, on television, Putin to ...

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Taking a cold, hard look at mass killings

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

As a parent, I am terrified of the idea that my daughter’s life, or any child’s life, could be in danger at school. I’m heartbroken for the parents who lost children, students who lost friends, and the entire community of Parkland. As a res...

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The safety of our children and communities

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

Washington, D.C. is broken. Our representatives choose time and again to bend to the interests of lobbyists and corporate donors at our expense.I have spent my entire career as a consumer protection advocate, fighting for people who have b...

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Letters published on Feb. 18, 2018

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

Budget cuts hurts local health effortsIt is easy to dismiss the budget cuts being considered by the Department of Public Health and Human Services as an easy way to save money. However, the latest round of proposed cuts to home support serv...

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Guns are not responsible for murder — people are

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

I feel it might be timely to remind everyone that the only time a gun is an “assault” weapon is when it’s used to assault. When used to defend, well, guess what — it’s a “defense” weapon. I want to be able to defend myself with whatever wea...

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Blame Trump and GOP for mass murder

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

One year ago Trump signed his first piece of legislation — a stand-alone Republican, NRA bill to make it easier for the mentally ill to buy guns. Trump, the NRA, and Republican lawmakers are fighting to make sure that mass murderers in the ...

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Indoctrination of violence

February 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

Sitting in my front room and getting ready to watch the Olympics on NBC and then comes a break into the program: “We interrupt this program to bring you this special report” and so goes the information about a school shooting in Florida and...

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Letter published on Feb. 13, 2018

February 13, 2018 at 2:00 am

Return Downen to FEC boardRatepayers in the Flathead Valley have been fortunate to have Jay Downen representing us on the board of directors of the Flathead Electric Co-op. Downen is now up for another term and he deserves our support and o...

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Opposed to transfer of federal lands

February 13, 2018 at 2:00 am

The Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society is strongly opposed to the transfer of Montana’s federal lands to the state, county, private corporations, or individuals. The transfer is likely to hinder science-based wildlife management; reduc...

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