Tuesday, May 17, 2022


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Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Seeking balance amid Montana's visitation boom

Montanans’ attitude toward the state’s thriving tourism sector is starting to sour — a troubling trend that indu...

Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago
Let the specialists conduct school elections

Kalispell’s School District 5 last week asked county election officials to handle future school elections — a wise inquiry given the unfortunate errors made with getting ballots to voters during the May 3 election.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Slow rollout of MMIP commission unacceptable

Members of a long-awaited federal commission tasked with addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans was finally announced Thursday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
School levy needed to maintain standards

A strong community is often reflected in the local school system, where the foundation of a prosperous society is laid.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Facing a water quality problem in public schools, state should ward against being led astray

As far as the EPA is concerned, there is no safe level of lead in drinking water. And for good reason.

Updated 1 month ago
Recreational cannabis sales off to a booming start

Recreational cannabis revenue in Montana is exceeding projections — by a wide margin.

Updated 1 month ago
Letters to the editor April 12

Letters to the editor April 12

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
State, county share burden in upgrading Lake County jail

A class-action lawsuit filed last week alleging dangerous and inhumane conditions at the Lake County jail has highlighted a troubling situation in Polson that should come as no surprise to county officials.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Kalispell gets bold with transformational learning initiative

Kalispell Public Schools is encouraging the community to think big and paint outside the lines as it embarks on a multi-year journey to reassess “how school is done.”

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Ensure equal voting access for Native Americans

A White House report released last week calls upon local, state and federal officials to do more to ensure that Native Americans have equal access to voting ballots.

Updated 2 months ago
Nothing unusual about governor’s mountain lion hunt

Gov. Greg Gianforte garnered national attention last week following reports of his recent mountain lion hunt north of Yellowstone National Park. Turns out, it’s much ado about nothing.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Conference keeps discussions on mental health going

Attendees at last week’s Character Conference at Glacier High School witnessed a powerful display of courage from the night’s two guest speakers.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
More multi-family units will ease Montana housing crisis

It’s no secret that the Flathead Valley has faced a lack of affordable and workforce housing for years. But it’s a problem that has become more acute in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as more and more people h...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Public Law 280 funding obligation falls to state

Lake County has handled law enforcement responsibilities on the Flathead Reservation since the early 1960s, not long after Congress passed Public Law 280.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Zinke’s disregard for ethics obligations disappointing

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was put on the defensive last week following the release of an inspector general report that concluded Zinke misused his Cabinet position to leverage his stake in a Whitefish ...