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Updated 2 years, 6 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 3 months, 4 weeks ago
A little less apathy, please

America, in theory, belongs to the people. The land, the resources and the tax revenue — it belongs to the people.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Push to ban critical race theory only hurts students

One of the major talking points currently promoted by thousands of parents is that public education should not teach children to hate white Anglo-Saxon culture. But as I see it, the argument against teaching crit...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Act boldly on climate change

Climate change is a subject of much contention. Some despair that we will never be able to stop what we are doing in time to avert tragedy. A note of optimism has come from Bill Gates in his book “How to Avoid a ...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Spend Jan. 6, 2022 acting in defense of democracy

Almost one year ago, on Jan. 6, 2021, our beloved country suffered an unprecedented attack by the forces of darkness: not from foreign terrorists, but from an angry, hateful mob of domestic insurrectionists hell ...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
We now face the consequences of decisions made long ago

I was thinking on a time when I was making heavy decisions. Back then I was looking at the world, looking at what I thought I saw was going on and, most important of all, looking at the human race.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Montana's congressional delegation could deliver this Christmas wish

As we approach Christmas, we have one request to Montana’s federal delegation: please do everything in your power to stop the reckless taxing and spending proposal currently working its way through Congress. The ...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Keep wildlife wild by supporting NREPA

Too often in the world today there is truth in the statement, “These are wild animals, yes, but they are not free animals.”

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
It's money, not conservation, at play here

If there is one thing we can depend on, it is Michael Garrity and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies litigating another forest restoration project proposed by the U.S. Forest Service. This time Mr. Garrity wants ...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Keep kids healthy through vaccination

As Montana physicians caring for children, we recommend strongly and without reservation that all newly eligible children — as well as all teenagers and adults — receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act reflects Montana values

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is supported by 75 percent of Montanans. The bill in its whole accurately reflects Montanan values.

Updated 6 months ago
The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular with everyone but Daines

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular, and for good reason. Over 70 percent of Montanans support the bill because they understand that forestlands, and the headwaters within those lands in particula...

Updated 6 months ago
Thank you, Libby, for supporting the chainsaw extravaganza

The Venture Inn and Country Inn want to thank our community for your great attendance and support of our fifth annual International chainsaw event.

Updated 6 months ago
COVID-19 recovery articles should include medical costs

I read Will Langhorne’s informative article about the Libby law enforcement officer’s adventure surviving COVID-19 (“Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the mend after bout with COVID-19,” Oct. 29). However...

Updated 6 months ago
Patriotic Concert the perfect salve for a divisive time

I rise and salute Lorraine Braun. At a time when bashing our country and all that it stands for is so popular, Lorraine stands tall and delivers a grand gift to our community: The Patriotic Concert. Dozens of kid...

Updated 7 months ago
Health board needs qualified members using modern medicine

I appreciate The Western News' coverage of the process the county commissioners used thus far to appoint a new health board member. The stealth used to appoint Dr. Dianna Carvey was a shock and raises questions a...