Editorial

Let Montana’s university levy tradition live on

September 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montanans will have a direct say in what we pay when the six-mill university levy comes before us again this election year as LR-128 on the November election ballot. There may be other states that have statewide voted university levies, but...

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Medicaid access is crucial to rural health care

September 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana’s scenic landscape has always been a treasure to its rural residents. When it comes to receiving health care, however, our rural residents face a lot of hurdles. Thankfully, Medicaid’s coverage extends well into the communities that...

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I-186 will hurt Montana’s economy

September 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Out-of-state environmental groups are using litigation as a tool to stop future mining in our state and I-186 does nothing but make it easier for them to do just that.What these misleading, out-of-state activists ignore is the fact that Mon...

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Trust our experts and support I-186

September 17, 2018 at 9:54 am

By TOM REEDJust west of our little ranch on North Willow Creek lies a town that once burst at the seams with mines and miners. Pony, Montana, boasted 5,000 people, banks, bars, schools, churches and a rail-line. Mines with romantic names li...

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Five Montana mayors support I-186

September 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

(Editor’s note: This letter was previously attributed to Tom Reed of Trout Unlimited in error. Read Tom Reed’s letter here.)To the editor:Not just one, but many, rivers run through Montana. They are the arteries that nourish and bring life ...

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Student safety is Montana’s priority

September 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

The classroom doors are opening for the 2018-2019 school year! When parents drop their students off at the bus stop or in front of their school this fall, they deserve peace of mind in knowing that their child will return safely home to the...

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Montana schools must act to stop bullying

September 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana’s children are off to a new school year and the excitement of learning. Children need and deserve to learn in a safe environment. When children are bullied in schools, it makes them feel unsafe and makes learning (and life) harder. ...

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Border Patrol agents endorse Sen. Jon Tester

September 04, 2018 at 3:00 am

As the president of the National Border Patrol Council, I have the privilege of representing 15,000 of the best men and women you’ll ever meet: the Border Patrol agents who work 24 hours a day to secure our borders. But I know that when it ...

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Hecla responds to DEQ’s editorial

August 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

I respect the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s importance in ensuring protection of Montana’s environment. We acknowledge Director Tom Livers’ support for Hecla when he accurately stated, “DEQ recognizes that Hecla’s track reco...

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Sen. McCain’s death a metaphor for the GOP

August 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

Albert Einstein once said, “Few are they who can think with their own minds and feel with their own hearts.” Sen. John McCain was one of those few, and insightful Americans will miss him.It is my belief that the great man of these times has...

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