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Updated 1 year, 10 months ago

Battling substance abuse requires collaborative effort

Two and a half years ago, Attorney General Tim Fox and I stood on the steps of the state capitol with other lawm...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Masks in schools go against basic American values

Masks protect the freedom of non-expression. Masks protect the criminal identity. Masks protect anti-free market enterprise. Masks protect the crescendo of a fear based behavioral modification instruction, especi...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Thank you, Troy, for putting Jim Seifert on the health board

My family and I were relieved to read that Troy City Council appointed Jim Seifert to the Lincoln County Health Board.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Help us help you: Get vaccinated and take simple precautions

We again find ourselves at the mercy of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 cases across the country are on the rise and Montana is no exception.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Commissioners took concerns about ARPA spending seriously

On July 21, I attended the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting to make a plea regarding the $3.8 million allocated to county by the American Rescue Plan Act. That plea went something like this: All resi...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Far-flung areas should be cut from Black Ram timber sale

The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) is waiting for a grizzly bear biological assessment from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Black Ram timber sale in the Yaak. As proposed by KNF, Black Ram would ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Why should we care about the danger facing the unvaccinated?

"We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated," crowed former President Donald Trump at a rally in February 2016. I am reminded of this whenever I hear of the political divide between the vaccinated an...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Join Tester in supporting the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

Montana is synonymous with the great outdoors. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the state’s natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Troy would be wise to roll out the welcome mat for bikepackers

This is a short letter to people of Troy and what is coming their way. In 2019, a long distance mountain bikepacking route was established from Whitefish to Mexico. It is called the Western Wildlands Route. It go...

Updated 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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.