Editorial

Montana doesn’t need I-186

June 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I was always taught that you don’t fix what isn’t broken. And when it comes to Montana’s mining regulations and the environmental protections we have in place, they are far from needing fixed.Even a cursory lo...

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Apply public health approach to reduce gun violence

June 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

On March 14 of this year, students across the U.S. left class for 17 minutes — one minute for every person killed in the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School massacre. It is a bit disheartening to realize that, if the students had instead c...

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DEQ’s Hecla decision out of character

June 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) recent decision on Hecla Mining Company will have a chilling effect on future investment in Montana’s economy.The DEQ’s current decision that would not allow Hecla to develop the Rock ...

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Montana’s mining statutes suffice as-is

June 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

As a legislator that has spent his tenure in the legislature working on natural resource policies, I have grave concerns with the anti-mining ballot initiative Trout Unlimited is trying to qualify for November.Our permitting processes have ...

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Delivering a VA our veterans deserve

June 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

For generations Montanans have signed up to serve our nation with pride, answering the call of duty during times of peace and times of war. In fact, more there are more veterans per capita in Montana than almost any other state in the natio...

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Russ Fagg is right choice for U.S. Senate

June 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

Choosing our representatives to the nation’s highest legislative body is an important decision that deserves thoughtful consideration. Perhaps no time in recent history has public discourse been as divisive as it is today. For a state like ...

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Restore cuts to human services

May 25, 2018 at 3:56 am

It is optimistic news for Montanans that with only two months remaining in the first year of the current two-year budget, revenue projections are back on track with the Legislature’s original estimate. But even as we optimistically watch th...

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More business leaders, fewer politicians

May 25, 2018 at 3:56 am

One thing has become obvious during the Trump Presidency: it’s better to send a businessman than a politician to do the work of the people. Over the last year and a half, we have seen the effects of reducing regulations that prevented small...

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Why I’ll vote Darren Short for Sheriff

May 22, 2018 at 7:44 am

When you meet a person while in the middle of a personal tragedy, the relationship can go one of two ways. Either that person becomes a part of the blur in the tragedy and barely remembered, or they become a true friend. June 17, 2014 start...

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Preparing students to be ‘Montana ready’

May 22, 2018 at 7:44 am

As Montana’s state superintendent of public schools, I have the opportunity to interact with students in classrooms big and small across our diverse state. I have seen first-hand that Montana’s students reflect the unique diversity of our s...

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