Letters to the Editor

Climate Advocate Training to be held in Kalispell

February 19, 2019 at 9:31 am

The Flathead Valley Chapter of Citizensí Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold a Climate Advocate Training workshop for local folks interested in climate solutions at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, volunteer-driven org...

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Auto insurance required, but not fair pricing

February 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

State law requires auto insurance, but not fair policy pricing. Companies evaluate personal lives, not just driving records. Using different factors, each chooses who pays more. Safe drivers ó no DUIís, accidents, or tickets ó who bikeride,...

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Auto insurance requirements, pricing out of sync

February 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana law requires auto insurance. With hefty penalties for non-compliance: a person without insurance could face $250-500 in fines or 10 days in jail. Caught uninsured 3 or more times? $500 fine and/or prison for up to 6 months. Penaltie...

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Bureau not protecting consumers from payday loans

February 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Despite its name ďConsumer Financial Protection BureauĒ, this agency seems interested in protecting industry rather than fulfilling its mission. CFPB recently announced their proposal to gut protections that helped stave payday loan sharks ...

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Something simple to do about climate change

February 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Climate change! What can we do about this overwhelming problem? There is something remarkably simple and feasible that we can do.We need to provide a monetary incentive for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There are several bills before C...

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Show your community some love this Valentineís Day

February 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

Most of us love our community and want the best for it. Itís our home. Itís where we live, work, learn, play and raise our families. And yet, itís easy to go about our daily lives without ever stopping to think, What can I do to make my com...

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Rural communities in the face of climate change

February 12, 2019 at 2:00 am

Climate change can be difficult to fully wrap your mind around. My fear is that more people will engage only after facing a crisis themselves ó losing a home due to flooding, markets upended by multi-year droughts or water shortages.We know...

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Auto insurance required, but not fair pricing

February 08, 2019 at 8:35 am

State law requires auto insurance, but not fair policy pricing. Companies evaluate personal lives, not just driving records. Using different factors, each chooses who pays more. Safe drivers ó no DUIís, accidents, or tickets ó who bikeride,...

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Itís not safe to be an Indian woman in Montana.

February 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

These words come as no surprise to many of us. It is our lived experience that Native American women are more likely to go missing, more likely to be murdered, and less likely to have justice in our state.It is our lived experience that whe...

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Notes from Helena: Life is busy at the Capitol!

February 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

Senate Joint Resolution 6 asks Congress to delist the Grizzly statewide, and I will present SJR 6 to the Senate Fish and Game Committee on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Similar to the resolution carried last session by Rep. Steve Gunderson, i...

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