Cindy Johnston

This column focuses on lifestyle choices to prevent chronic diseases. In Butte, the health department has a long history of avoiding the other obvious causes of chronic illness, particularly environmental toxins and exposures at work and in homes. Their leaders have openly stated that mo…

Since when does Sen. Daines get involved in the day-to-day decisions of Montana universities? Does anyone else think the Daines field representative is way over the top with these comments?

Disappointment grows as we learn that the Butte "tourism" leaders ONLY move is to put all their eggs in the basket that is trying to compete with three neighboring larger airports, compete by guaranteeing one lousy flight to Denver with all our available funds. In the meantime, ou…

Cindy Johnston commented on Council approves Butte police pay plan

The council better be working hard the next seven months to find ways to cut well over a million a year from the BSB budget. Citizens are already bearing tax increases in order of 35 percent in the last eight years, and these tax increases have already been causing massive hardship here. T…

The rest of the nation is discussing our issues. The commissioners must recognize that the bad press will overwhelm us no matter what. See this story from this week:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/upshot/how-pollution-can-hurt-the-health-of-the-economy.html?action=click&module=…

Sesso is in a darn near impossible situation. Despite decades of hard work, how can he transmit the information about such a complex bunch of remedy issues without launching an new public educational series on items that were until recently under lock and key due to the gag order? How can…

Cindy Johnston commented on Diversity divides

Mr. Fowler's unfortunate viewpoint smacks of the White Christian Nation belief, a belief system that goes against our nation's history and its constitution. We are not a nation with a national religion, nor are we a nation of only one superior race. Reading the earliest histories of the U…

What a tragedy that Dillon can't ensure equal treatment under the law, equal rights for all its citizens. The insistence on prejudice costs people their lives, especially young Dillon residents, who cannot feel safe to be who they are.

Wow! $26 million to keep Montanans sick, and to give the GOP Legislature the chance to stop the Medicaid expansion in Montana and throw tens of thousands of desperate, poor Montanans off their health care. They will pass phony "work requirements" that are really just a red-tape …

Yes, it is an inferior clean up that doesn't protect human health. No, Anaconda and Butte aren't so different, both suffering from smelter pollution, along with scores of other underlying pollutants. EPA-ARCO are so interested in "delisting" the sites, cutting off Superfund prote…