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No easy solution for Glacier’s crowding
Congressman Ryan Zinke raised some ears last week when he took to social media to publicly air his grievances wi...
Commissioners must stay unified on septage facility
Flathead County commissioners are finally united in support of constructing a regional septage treatment facility.
A conversation with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester sat down with the Daily Inter Lake editorial board last week for a long-ranging conversation about the election and issues facing the nation.
Kalispell targets motorists in new panhandling law
Kalispell motorists take note. A simple offering of spare change to the needy could soon cost far more than you bargained for.
‘Pickles’ rises to the top
We received a significant number of responses this week to our call for comic strip suggestions to replace “Dilbert.”
Why the Inter Lake is dropping Dilbert
Effective today, the Dilbert comic strip will no longer appear in the Daily Inter Lake.
Housing measures need careful consideration
Tangible progress is being made at the state Capitol to address Montana’s workforce and affordable housing crunch, an issue that Gov. Greg Gianforte has iden...
Implications of consolidated health systems
Logan Health and Billings Clinic revealed last week that the two independent hospital systems plan to engage in negotiations this year aimed at combining into a single, new organization.
Move to delist grizzlies welcome news
First enacted 50 years ago, the Endangered Species Act has played a vital role in the successful recovery of more than 100 species of plants and animals in the U.S. that were pushed to the brink — bald eagles, wo...
Weaver’s distinguished career worth celebrating
There’s been a change of guard for the Daily Inter Lake and Montana’s group of Hagadone weekly newspapers.
Highlights from State of the State.
Gov. Greg Gianforte rarely strayed from so-called kitchen-table issues in delivering his second State of the State address last week to a joint session of the Montana Senate and House of Representatives.
Officials should follow compassion rather than stigmatizing unhoused
Flathead County commissioners last week sent a clear message that homeless individuals are not welcome in our community, while also imploring other elected officials to not aid those who look to serve these indiv...
911 staffing shortage a danger to public safety
The call center that manages Flathead County’s initial response to public emergencies is facing an emergency of its own.
Businesses missing out as county drags heels
Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law the Commercial Property Assessed Capital Enhancements program, known as C-PACE, following the 2021 legislative session.
A community that looks out for each other
Even as thermometers plummeted to historic lows last week, there was still ample warmth radiating from our community.