Editorial

The benefits, safety and importance of fluoride for your oral health

January 16, 2018 at 8:40 am

Tooth decay is the number one preventable, chronic health problem of children in the United States. Severe dental disease in children often requires the use of general anesthesia and possible hospitalizations which can cost well over $20,00...

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How to succeed at this year’s weight loss resolution

January 05, 2018 at 8:15 am

By RILEY BLACKThis time of year is usually full of motivation for the average adult due to their New Year’s resolutions. About 41 percent of Americans make some form of resolution for the start of the year and you guessed it, the top resolu...

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Opioids: The crisis of our lifetime

January 02, 2018 at 7:57 am

Eric Hargan is about to get a demotion, and he is just fine with that.The acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is more than thrilled to go back to the position he originally held. President Trump tapped him to lea...

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A 50-year-old, bi-partisan success story

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

News from the Capitol in Helena unfortunately often emphasizes the partisan nature of modern politics. But today, we — a Senate Democrat and a House Republican — want to share something we both strongly support, a bi-partisan success story ...

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Tax reform could mean $122 million net revenue loss for Montana

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

As a young high school American government teacher, I compared our system to an automobile that was useful if it could start, speed up, slow down and stop. When the people thought government needed to be more active, they elected liberal De...

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Keeping more of what you earn

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

Santa came early for hardworking Montanans. Republicans have kept their promise to the American people and delivered tax reform that will let you keep more of what you earn. In just a couple of months, you’ll see more of your hard-earned mo...

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Tax cuts to let Montanans keep more of what they earn

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Santa came early for hardworking Montanans. Republicans have kept their promise to the American people and delivered tax reform that will let you keep more of what you earn. In just a couple of months, you’ll see more of your hard-earned mo...

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Reinstate secure rural schools (SRS) payments

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Folks in Lincoln County and across Montana sent me to Washington because I bring Montana values to Congress and make sure that our communities get a fair shake. Back in 2000, Congress made a deal with the people of Montana. Across the U.S. ...

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Tax cuts just in time for Christmas

December 22, 2017 at 8:52 am

For years, Washington has grown in its power and wealth while hardworking Americans have struggled to make ends meet. In fact, the nation’s most affluent counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C. Taxpayer dollars have padded the pockets of D...

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What we can do about the rise in alcohol-impaired driving

December 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

In 1988, Larry Mahoney drove his pickup truck down the wrong side of Kentucky’s I-71, hitting a church bus head on and killing 24 children and three adults. The incident, which became known as the Carrollton Bus Crash, remains the deadliest...

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