Opinion

Where’s winter?

January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

Have you been out ice fishing in the valley this year? If you have, I am guessing it has been on one of our smaller bodies of water, as it seems Ol’ Man Winter just refuses to strike a “deal” with Mo...

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Expanding access to mental-health resources

January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake With the recent cutback in mental-health services across the state and within the Flathead Valley, it was welcome news to hear Sweetgrass Psychiatric Services in Whitefish has expanded its staff and ...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 17

January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Let’s do the math Sen. Scott Sales calls $8 million “trivial” the amount he thinks Montana’s taxpayers should contribute to President Trump’s border wall. So let’s do the math. If $8 million is “tri...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 14

January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am | Daily Inter Lake Can’t muzzle Montana citizens The proposed CSKT Water Compact (S. 262 bloated up in Sen. Tester’s Senate Bill 3013) violates the U.S. Constitution, Montana Constitution, and CSKT Tribal Constitution...

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Preserving free elections is everyone’s business

January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am | Daily Inter Lake Free and fair elections are not partisan issues. Whether it’s imposing poll taxes in the Jim Crow South or rigging voting machines in Richard Daley’s Chicago, whenever public officials use the pow...

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Surviving my ‘Survivor’ addiction

January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake As a means of ridding my closet of skeletons in the New Year, I’ve decided to disclose my addiction to the reality show “Survivor.” I’m not sure how things got to this point, but I haven’t missed a ...

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New law helps empower the patient

January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake On Thursday we reported on a new federal law that took effect Jan. 1 requiring hospitals across the U.S. to publish online price lists for all of their medical services. Ultimately, the Centers for M...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 13

January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Medicare equals disaster for all Sunday’s Jan. 6 letters to the editor section featured an opinion by Edd Blackler of Bigfork who extolled “Medicare for all” as a panacea for the health-care system....

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Get our government operating again

January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake As all of us are too painfully aware, we are in the midst of another government shutdown to the immediate detriment of about 800,000 individuals — 420,000 working temporarily without pay and 380,00...

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