There's two stories taking place with the hospital in Kalispell this week. The first big story is the fact that nurses affiliated with the SEIU union are in the middle of a three day strike. The other big story is that several nurses do not support the SEIU and have now filed a petition to break ties with the labor union.
Two of the students who organized the protests against mandatory mask policies in the Kalispell public schools joined us Thursday morning on the radio. Kate Opre is a junior at Glacier High School. We were also joined by Sierra Vickrey, a junior at Flathead High School.
We caught up with Starla Hilliard-Barnes back in December. That was before the former Miss Wheelchair Montana was set to take off for Tanzania, Africa. The twice paralyzed Kalispell woman is now back after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Starla joined us on Thursday to talk about the climb.
Bottom line, Montana started a scholarship program that allowed people to keep more of their own money, which could then be used to support scholarships for kids to attend the school of their own choice. The teachers union and the left freaked out, claiming that this amounted to the government funding private and religious schools. It's an absolute absurd claim by the left that allowing people to keep more of their own money amounts to a state appropriation.