Tuesday, October 26, 2021


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Updated 1 year, 3 months 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months ago
Haphazard attempts to make drugs cheaper could damage innovation

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

Updated 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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,...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Land transfer bill is a Trojan Horse

Twenty-six days. That’s how long it took legislators to resuscitate legislation that supports transferring public land to the state, an idea Montanans have rejected time and again. The newest effort, state Rep. S...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Green energy jobs are good paying jobs

In reading Gov. Greg Gianforte’s recent State of the State address, I appreciated his emphasis on getting businesses open and generating good-paying jobs.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Montana runs on coal, let's not forget it

For more than 20 years, I've worked with many key industry leaders, stakeholders, state officials and the past two presidential administrations on developing energy policy. Montana has always been a resource-rich...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Clean energy can usher in an age of prosperity

President Joe Biden has made it clear that clean energy is a priority for his administration. Clean energy will lead to jobs and prosperity if Montanans embrace the opportunity.

Updated 8 months ago
Coverage of rape case should be expunged

I am horrifically appalled about the article entitled “Libby man pleads not guilty in rape case” (Feb. 12). How could anyone in their right mind share such private, sensitive details about this poor young child?...

Updated 8 months ago
The Western News went too far in rape case article

I believe this newspaper has committed a terrible and callous crime against the 8-year-old girl featured on the front page of the Feb. 12 edition (“Libby man pleads not guilty in rape case”). There are details th...