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Updated 10 months 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 3 weeks ago
Truth in sentencing

I recently read of a criminal sentencing, though more serious in nature...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Intervenors support Energy Keepers on Flathead Lake levels

Their latest forecast of inflows and outflows and Flathead Lake level projects that the lake level will be at 2,893 feet for the entire summer recreation season.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Put voters back in charge of election system

That’s why we, alongside a broad coalition of Montanans from around the state, are working hard to qualify CI-126 and CI-127 for the ballot this November to put voters back in charge of our election system and our …

Updated 4 weeks ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Some history of foreign interference with gas prices...

Updated 1 month ago
SB 442 meant to benefit rural Montana counties

The intent was not to give tax dollars based on population, but rather used a formula to put the dollars where hunting, fishing and recreation existed.

Updated 1 month ago
Securing our borders

It is an absolute shame the Biden administration will not do the same and is allowing an unsecure southern border in our very own country.

Updated 1 month ago
Local libraries essential cornerstones for Eureka, Libby and Troy

Libraries bridge the gap for those who lack access to technology and the internet.

Updated 1 month ago
Rocky Mountain ADA Center supports south Lincoln Co.

Our team is easily accessed through our 1800 number: 1-800-949-4232 or website https://rockymountainada.org/ or various social media outlets from Facebook, to TikTok to LinkedIn and others.

Updated 1 month ago
City resident seeks more info on water, sewer rate plan

I attended the meeting via Zoom. Unfortunately, the transmission, both visual and audio, were of poor quality.

Updated 1 month ago
The record is clear: The GOP can’t govern

Closer to home, the list of GOP failures to govern is even more stunning. For a political party that won every statewide office in the last election, the extent of its dereliction of duty is shameful.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Nearly half of senior Congressional staffers contemplate leaving, primarily due to safety concerns.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
The value of libraries

More than a collection of books, libraries promote functional and digital literacy, provide a safe-space for kids, as well as adult learning, computer classes and community outreach.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

The Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 calls for firing most of the U.S. government workforce, to be replaced with loyalists to a right-wing U.S. president.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
County commissioners back passage of Senate Bill 442

Marijuana revenues are new to Montana, and the bill’s thoughtful distribution of this higher-than-expected new revenue stream included some funding for county roads.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Taxes, taxes, taxes

While president, Trump proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare in every single budget he released. Every Republican on the House Budget Committee recently voted to create a closed-door (secret) commission to …