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Opinion

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Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Uncle Sam wants you to get counted

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up a...

Updated 1 day, 10 hours ago
Tom Wood has big shoes to fill

I am humbled and grateful for the confidence and support from Libby Volunteer Fire Department members, my friends and family, in giving me the opportunity to fill the role as fire chief.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Making it hard to put initiatives on the ballot is a mistake

One of the best things about our great state of Montana is how easy it is to express our opinions. Being able to put initiatives on the ballot is a right we have as Montanans.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Buzz around Colstrip is fueled by misinformation

Every session we have bills that create new potential for Colstrip, those bills are constantly surrounded by media misinformation that is meant to confuse and mislead lawmakers and the public. This session is no ...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Thanks to the many people staffing our vaccine clinics

Just a wee note to thank the wonderful nurses, helpers and volunteers who are working hard to vaccinate everyone against COVID-19.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Rosauer's employees went above and beyond

I would like to thank Scott Erickson, manager of Libby’s Rosauer’s location, for the “above and beyond” service by your store employees.

Updated 1 month ago
The time is ripe for a convention of states

Before discussing the topic of a convention of states, it is important to see where our nation is at on the path of our political journey with respect to history. Especially now, as we have a political class that...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Marijuana tax revenue should go toward Montana public lands

Money received in taxes from marijuana should go to preserving Montana lands. When voted on, the understanding was that the funding would go to our public parks and lands.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Montana taxpayers should not foot bill for liberal agenda disguised as COVID relief

Over the course of 2020, Congress passed five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages. Republicans were in the majority in the Senate and President Donald Trump was in office. As Republicans, we committed to working...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
The Western News owes us an apology

We would like to personally thank The Western News and Daily Inter Lake for throwing the Silver Spur under the bus with this article (“Commissioners, Troy officials met in violation of state law,” March 30)!

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Haphazard attempts to make drugs cheaper could damage innovation

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tyranny must be opposed lest it flourish

Fear has been used for thousands of years to suppress the masses. Tyranny knows no boundaries. Unopposed, it flourishes malignantly.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Senate Bill 100 will hurt a lot of Montanans for little gain

Senate Bill 100, the Welfare Fraud Prevention Act, would impose significant challenges to Montanans who rely on assistance to survive.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Reining in D.C. will take a convention of states

The Montana Senate last week voted on a crucial measure to address the current fiscal crisis ongoing in Washington, D.C.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Thank you, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center staff

To say that this past year has thrown us all for a loop would perhaps be an understatement. The unexpected had to become the expected, and there has rarely been a moment to sit back and enjoy the good things you,...