Editorial

Itís time repair and rebuild our Constitution

March 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

Apparently our nationís infrastructure is in dire need of upgrades and repairs to the extent where the consideration of funding this program is now being actively discussed. But there are a growing number of people who are beginning to feel...

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Our budgetary fate is in the hands of leaders who have shown no restraint

February 27, 2018 at 8:33 am

Thomas Jefferson favored amending the Constitution by ďtaking from the federal government the power of borrowing. ď He also favored a requirement that taxes would have to be sufficient for each generation to pay its own debts. Managing debt...

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Standing up for community health

February 27, 2018 at 8:31 am

Community health centers, including Northwest Community Health Center here in Libby, provide access to quality care to one in 10 Montanans. Community health centers are vital across rural America. Thatís why, after Congress let them sit in ...

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The safety of our children and communities

February 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

Washington, D.C. is broken. Our representatives choose time and again to bend to the interests of lobbyists and corporate donors at our expense.I have spent my entire career as a consumer protection advocate, fighting for people who have b...

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TV white space tech will help expand broadband coverage

February 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

The digital divide is real and itís widening. Nowhere is this more true than on our reservations around the country. The vast majority of those living on tribal lands have no options to access broadband Internet, and the longer this probl...

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Washington, D.C. is addicted to spending

February 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

When I was elected to Congress, the people of Montana sent a clear message: they wanted more jobs and less government. But the bloated budget deal passed by Congress last week is the very definition of more government. As Montanaís voice i...

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Protecting wilderness study areas helps prevent conflicts among public land users

February 06, 2018 at 8:40 am

Preserving the seven remaining wilderness study areas under Forest Service management will help Montanans find a place for the public lands experience they want. In December 2017, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced Senate Bill 2206 to wit...

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Finding a balance between capitalism and natural resources

February 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

Back in 1898, near the headwaters of the Missouri River in what is now Glacier National Park, my great grandfather found and drilled the first oil wells in Montana. He also found the school teacher in Altyn (who was 33 years younger) and on...

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The importance of having a primary care provider

January 30, 2018 at 8:50 am

ďI donít need a primary care provider, Iím healthy. Only children need routine checkups, not adultsĒSentiments like these represent a few of the misconceptions surrounding family medicine or primary care medicine. The truth is, having a Pri...

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My plan to serve Montana in 2018

January 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

At the start of the New Year many Montanans make New Yearís resolutions. Maybe itís to spend time with family, put more money into savings, or enjoy our world-class public lands a little more. As your Senator, my resolution is to continue t...

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