Monday, December 11, 2023


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Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Former governor sounds off on property tax debacle

How did the largest percentage of Republicans elected in Montana history grow government at the fastest rate in st…

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Support for meat made in a lab

It has the potential to dramatically reduce the suffering we inflict on animals, as well as our greenhouse-gas emissions and pandemic risk.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Ballot issues leave county resident concerned for 2024 election

When our ballots were somewhat late, I called the election office in Libby. They told me I could come to Libby to get our ballots. I went to our Eureka county commissioner and asked if our ballots could be faxed up…

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
The truth about your home’s property tax increase

As we prepare to write an actual check for our home property taxes, we are livid.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Strengthening the integrity of Montana’s elections

We’re now less than a year out from one of the biggest elections in Montana history.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
A bad recipe for our republic

They talked to those 4,347 voters about 13 months after the 2020 election and based on what the voters told them got the facts, or at least the facts as the voters could remember them more than a year after they vo…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Truth and honest inquiry should guide our country, not religion

Christian nationalists are constantly sensitive to any criticism of their beliefs, to where they believe they are victims in today’s society.

Updated 1 month ago
Just another day in paradise

Revolted by this latest massacre, a friend called me and said: “Do you know we’ve killed more people by gun violence in the last two years in America, than civilians killed by Russia in Ukraine.”

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Killed or maimed by a product? The Montana Legislature says, ‘Good luck'

In the face of this record, it is shocking that your 2023 legislature not only effectively eliminated strict liability for dangerous products, it also barred all claims against manufacturers filed more than 10 year…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Talking actual property tax numbers

The complexity of Montana's property tax system requires data-driven solutions over partisan finger-pointing.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
$100 million rate heist?

On Wednesday, the Commission unanimously approved a 28% rate increase from last year, the majority of which will fall on small businesses and residential users – renters and homeowners.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Dysfunctional Forest Service needs an attitude adjustment

I recently read the article “Stimson Lumber owner expresses criticism of U.S. Forest Service” (CEO Andrew Miller) with great interest.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A slap in the face of Montana’s public land users

The governor’s decision to veto SB 442 and put public lands on the chopping block is a slap in the face to every Montanan who has built a life on the opportunities and freedoms our outdoors provide.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Is a new GOP tax underfoot?

The Montana Republicans claim that they support lower taxes and they do – selectively. They support lower taxes on millionaires and big corporations.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
U.S. should focus on its problems, not the world's

We can't abandon our own citizens at the expense of Americans every time we see viral videos and news cycle about conflicts on the other side of the globe.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Prosperity smothered by money

It has become obvious that we have been deluged in a tidal wave of money that has turned our real estate market into a speculative casino.