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Valley Views for Oct. 13, 2021

Pregnancies and human life are older than recorded time, and so, it follows, are abortions. The procedures by which abortions have been conducted, however, have only very recently in human history been recognized in law and made safe by regulations. In 1973, the Roe v Wade decision declared abortion a constitutional right within certain health related restrictions, and all states have been bound to safely implement that decision for nearly half a century. In Montana, however, the legalization of abortion became an issue two years before the Roe decision. The 1971 legislative session was the setting for the debate of a subject which had been taboo in most public forums until that time....

2017 tax law adds to deficit, doesn’t grow economy

Editor, Regarding Greg Hertz’s Oct. 6 editorial, Greg, I see you’re back to writing editorials about the “progressive left” and their tax proposals. You find a source to quote that supports your opinion and then tout the benefit of the 2017 Tax Law that President Trump signed and t...

Voting is a marvelous right

Editor, “We the People,” in our democracy have a wonderful power. We need not be swayed by the loud, raucous and relentless voices of discord and political pandering to which we are exposed. “We the People,” over the years, have demonstrated our power in this democracy. The next...

Nothing new under the sun

Editor, So sez the wisest man they say who ever lived. He continued, “The wind blows to the South and turns back to the North; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from. There they return again....

Food pantry thankful for neighbors helping neighbors

Editor, Thank you, St. Joseph’s Hospital for the grand idea of football tickets for canned goods.  Thank you Polson Pirate fans for donating the 691 pounds of food.  Loaves and Fish Pantry volunteers appreciate your help in stocking our shelves for winter. Town Pump’s annual...

Healing, harmony starts from ground up

Editor, Six years ago I wrote about serious concerns we all are having. I called it “The Birth and Growth of Terrorism.”   The following are some questions I posed only six years ago. How many hundreds of years ago could these same questions have been asked about terrorist type acti...

Tickets issued for parking near water level

Editor, Fair warning for all of us who have always parked our cars near the water level of Mission Dam or other lake on the reservation when the water level is low. CSKT is now giving out tickets and the fine is no little thing at $95. I have parked there to launch my kayak which is too heavy for me to ca...

Kind expressions appreciated

Editor, The family of Merle Jore would like to thank you very much for the cards, flowers & kind expressions of sympathy shown following his sad passing. The support at this difficult time was very much appreciated and of great support to all of our family. Roxanne Cote  on beha...

Love from a child’s perspective

Editor, A group of adults posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds. “What does love mean?” How do these answers speak to you? “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on after shave lotion and they go out and smell each other.” Karl - age 5 “Love is...

COVID program understaffed, help needed

Editor, This letter is written regarding the Covid Emergency located in Rental Programs regulated by the Tribal Housing Program in Pablo. I heard about the emergency program through a friend who knew I could use some help. I quickly applied with the program. After weeks had passed and no letter or phone c...

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