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Updated 1 year, 11 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 months, 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 2 months, 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 2 months, 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 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
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
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, 2 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, 2 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
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.