Letters to the Editor

Legislators must address Alzheimer’s epidemic

March 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

On April 2, Montanans will join hundreds of other Alzheimer’s advocates from across the country in our nation’s capital, meeting with Senator Daines, Senator Tester and Congressman Gianforte. The resounding message will again be loud and cl...

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SBA salutes women entrepreneurs

March 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

We salute women entrepreneurs during Women’s History MonthAs we enter the third year of the Trump administration, we’re fortunate to have a President who understands the vital role women entrepreneurs play in our economy. The U.S. Small Bus...

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Medicaid Expansion Lacks Real Compassion

March 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

Why should someone who works and cannot afford insurance pay for the insurance of someone else who does not work at all? Medicaid already covers people who cannot work. Medicaid Expansion is a deceptively named redistribution scheme that ta...

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Legislature should act on infrastructure for Montana

March 19, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Infrastructure is a conversation that is happening on the national, state and local level. When we talk about our state’s infrastructure in the Montana Legislature, it usually means big money and big problems. During the last three legislat...

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Supportive energy policy shines spotlight on rural America

March 19, 2019 at 1:39 pm

As renewable energy continues to bring prosperity to states with supportive policies, rural communities are in the spotlight. Solar and wind energy projects create new jobs and tax revenue in communities that host them, helping them become ...

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Proposed law would save homes from state’s predatory tax foreclosure system

March 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

In 2014, Uri Rafaeli was shocked to learn that his local government seized his $60,000 rental house to collect an $8.41 tax debt. Rafaeli had paid all his 2012 and 2013 property taxes, and first part of his 2014 obligation. But he had mista...

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Cutting of vacant positions within state government agencies

March 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

Your Republican led legislature is in the process of compiling the budget for the next two years. We are not just talking about efficient state government, we are implementing it. We are doing this by focusing on reducing waste in bureaucra...

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Insurance companies and online privacy

March 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

Auto insurance companies want to turn online (and offline) activities into profits. Selling us coverage required in Montana, companies use complicated algorithms based on shopping habits, personal characteristics, and other behaviors aimed ...

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March is National Red Cross Month

March 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

There’s no better time to roll up your sleeves, get involved in your community and join our team.Almost every day in Montana, the Red Cross responds to a disaster, many right here in Lincoln County. Our Disaster Action Team volunteers are o...

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Strengthen existing programs instead of creating new requirements

March 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

It’s helpful to be at the same line of work long enough to be able to be proven wrong. I’ve been working with National Alliance on Mental Illness Montana to improve Montana’s mental illness treatment system for the past 10 years. We’ve been...

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