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Healthcare problem has a solution

Editor, Dr. Michael Boharski recently wrote about the exorbitant cost of healthcare here in our valley and our country. A “Medicare for All” plan would alleviate this problem by guaranteeing that all Montanans receive the high-quality healthcare they need regardless of their economic and social status. A “Medicare for All” healthcare system is far better and more preferable to the existing one based on profit-driven insurance companies. Health insurance companies make a profit by insuring as many people as possible, offering coverage to as few people as possible, and providing as little treatment as possible to as few people as possible. Unfortunately, this pro...

Landlines are valuable

Editor, I read with amusement the article by Jill Pertler about the evolution of the telephone. She is a good writer and told the story pretty accurately, as far as I can tell, as far as it went. The most important thing for me, though, thinking about it, is the security I feel about still having my good ...

Kindness during time of loss appreciated

Editor, We, the family of Bud Fitzpatrick would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and prayers during our time of loss. Thank you to the doctors and staff at CMC Billings Clinic for finding Bud’s heart problem and giving us a few more precious days with him. Special thanks goes to...

Addressing water compact concerns

Editor, In the last few months, the answer to address the final water compact in Montana has been put out: The People’s Compact. This addresses the constitutional concerns and quantification of water in western Montana, the Flathead Reservation and the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project, brought on ...

Sharing the rest of the story

Editor, In a recent obituary column for Tom Needham, there is a paragraph about Tom doing a memorial service for his brother Robert at the Ronan Cemetery 72 years after his brother’s death. Unfortunately a key part of the story was omitted and the “closure” mentioned would not have been ...

Giving thanks for the concert

Editor, The Big Arm community was treated to a wonderful Christmas concert by the Polson High School Choir under the direction of Kaylee Schubert on Friday evening, Dec. 14. The “older generation” very much appreciated the “younger generation” giving up a Friday night to share thei...

A gift for all to celebrate

Editor, A gift has been presented to all the people of Montana. The gift is a simple solution. A solution that may, should it be the will of our heavenly Creator, lift the dark cloud of uncertainty that Montana has endured ever since the partial, one-of-three-party passage, of the Confederated Salish and ...

United community is powerful

Editor, “We the People, exercising our God-given unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to form a more perfect union and come together as a united community, set forth this new, fair, equitable, and final resolution of the federal reserved water rights claims of the Unite...

DNRC support for Water Compact not appreciated

Editor, Predictably, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s John Tubbs is in full mutual defense mode of the government’s non-negotiable, “negotiated” settlement (for the Montana-Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s Water Compact). We get it. The deep pock...

Remembering human values

Editor, A wave of nostalgia swept over the nation as citizens observed the pomp and ceremony during funeral activities honoring our 41st President, George H. W. Bush. The motorcades, the honor guard, the arrival of Air Force One (4141), the music, the distinguished guests, the cabal of past presidents, th...

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