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Decision to bar Zephyr an avoidable outcome
An unprecedented week at the state capitol last week drew the attention of the nation when Democrat Rep. Zooey Z...
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.
Last chance for state to assist with Public Law 280
Lake County has finally reached its breaking point.
Redistricting proposal checks out
The exhausting effort to redraw Montana’s 100 state House districts reached a decision point last week when the bipartisan District and Apportionment Commission finally selected a map for public consideration.
Cumbersome sex-ed law needs to go
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte and his fellow Republican legislators often trumpet their efforts to cut so-called governmental red tape — eliminating roadblocks that stand in the way of efficiency.
Whitefish at inflection point as resort celebrates 75 years
Whitefish Mountain Resort is celebrating a milestone birthday this winter — 75 years of carving powder and apres smiles on “the Big.”
Fallout from Outlaw closure still deserves review
When approximately 100 people were displaced last winter by the abrupt closure of the extended-stay annex at FairBridge Inn and Suites in Kalispell, many were left with few, if any, options for housing.