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Updated 2 days, 11 hours ago

Special session needed to quickly rebate budget surplus

During the 2021 Legislature, we set a budget to adequately fund state government operations. It turns out that t...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Post-9/11 combat veterans suffer amid political ploy

A day planned for celebration by national Veterans Service Organizations turned to shock and downright outrage Thursday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as Senate Republicans blocked passage of legislation that w...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Blankenship’s gravel bar to remain unprotected

On Friday, July 15, Judge Donald Malloy denied Friends of the Flathead River’s motion for a temporary injunction to prevent camping on the Blankenship gravel bar on the Flathead River.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Use surplus to reduce liabilities and encourage investments

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government poured $14.5 billion into Montana’s economy over the past two years.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Surplus should go to housing, lowering taxes, child care and mental-health services

When Montana legislators meet in January for the 2023 session, we’ll be walking in the door with well over a billion dollars in the bank.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Whose PSC is it, anyway?

In a seemingly small but important way, the PSC (Public Service Commission) is seeking a rule change at their hearing on Aug. 2 to limit the ability of the p...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Letters to the editor July 28

Letters to the editor July 28

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Letters to the editor July 26

Letters to the editor July 26

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Our ancestors survived against all odds, we owe it to them to vote

Many people don’t know that Native Americans didn’t have the right to vote in federal elections until we were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924 and that it wa...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Solving housing crisis requires multifaceted response

It didn’t take long for Gov. Greg Gianforte to put his newly created Housing Task Force to work.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Letters to the editor July 24

Letters to the editor July 24

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The ‘Keystone Pipeline’ won’t make gas any cheaper

Ever since boycotts started blocking Russian petroleum products, social media has been rife with memes that blame rising gasoline prices on “the cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline.”

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Black Ram logging project deserves support

Last year’s South Yaak Fire scorched over 12,000 acres of the lower Yaak on the Kootenai National Forest, underscoring the need for active forest management ...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
It’s time for FWP to follow the law on elk management

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable objective levels in most hunting districts.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Letters to the editor July 21

Letters to the editor July 21

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Anatomy lesson

Behold state Representative Brad Tschida bringing national attention to Montana by announcing that a woman’s uterus serves no real purpose for a woman, that it is a “sanctuary” for the pre-born.