Editorial

I-186 is outside effort to stop future mining

October 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana used to be known as the Treasure State. But in recent years, there has been a noticeable shift. Out-of-state environmental groups have been pushing to get rid of mining in our state and advance their extremist agenda. From filing fr...

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I-186 creates more problems than it solves

October 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

The word “bamboozled” isn’t one we use often nor understand anymore. However, if I-186 passes we’ll get a darn good reminder of its proper use. Bamboozled means the use of a ploy, ruse or scheme to achieve a specific goal. An example would ...

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Support I-185 to fight tobacco’s health impact

October 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

As an organization that promotes primary healthcare for Montana’s most vulnerable populations, the Montana Primary Care Association strongly endorses I-185, the Tobacco Tax Initiative.The health impact from tobacco use is well-documented. B...

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Good government is transparent and accountable

September 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

During my days serving on the Big Sandy School Board I learned that good government is transparent and accountable to Montanans. Elected officials must always answer to their constituents. So when Montanans sent me to the U.S. Senate, I bec...

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Vote yes for I-186 and clean water

September 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

One of the things I’m proudest of about Montana is that our constitution asserts clean air and clean water are our birthright. Those of us who live here are accustomed to these truths; they inform our daily actions, and our values, Likewise...

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Let Montana’s university levy tradition live on

September 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montanans will have a direct say in what we pay when the six-mill university levy comes before us again this election year as LR-128 on the November election ballot. There may be other states that have statewide voted university levies, but...

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Medicaid access is crucial to rural health care

September 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana’s scenic landscape has always been a treasure to its rural residents. When it comes to receiving health care, however, our rural residents face a lot of hurdles. Thankfully, Medicaid’s coverage extends well into the communities that...

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I-186 will hurt Montana’s economy

September 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Out-of-state environmental groups are using litigation as a tool to stop future mining in our state and I-186 does nothing but make it easier for them to do just that.What these misleading, out-of-state activists ignore is the fact that Mon...

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Trust our experts and support I-186

September 17, 2018 at 9:54 am

By TOM REEDJust west of our little ranch on North Willow Creek lies a town that once burst at the seams with mines and miners. Pony, Montana, boasted 5,000 people, banks, bars, schools, churches and a rail-line. Mines with romantic names li...

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Five Montana mayors support I-186

September 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

(Editor’s note: This letter was previously attributed to Tom Reed of Trout Unlimited in error. Read Tom Reed’s letter here.)To the editor:Not just one, but many, rivers run through Montana. They are the arteries that nourish and bring life ...

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