Editorial

On asbestos, I won’t let Libby’s legacy be ignored

August 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

There’s no place for asbestos in our communities. That’s why we’ve been fighting to get this deadly, cancer-causing crap off our shelves, out of our attics, and away from our kids for decades.Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agen...

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Fixing the Clean Power Plan is sensible

August 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Washington loves controversy. And critics are undoubtedly clucking right now about the Trump administration’s plan to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a modified effort. But the administration deserves credit for updating the plan, r...

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Protecting Montana from attacks on our health care

August 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

“I am a cancer survivor, as is my 22-year-old son. It is frightening to think that both of us may be uninsurable in the future if this trend continues.”That is a portion of the letter I recently received from a Montanan named Karen.Karen wr...

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A free press is not the enemy of the people

August 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

We’ve been complacent.We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.But the reckless attacks have continue...

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Celebrating National Health Center Week

August 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

107,817. That’s the number of patients who visited one of Montana’s Community Health Centers last year. One out of every 10 Montanans received their comprehensive primary care through this health center network that has delivered care to ru...

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DEQ protecting the interests of Montana’s citizens

August 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana has a long and storied history of mining. Mining has brought great riches and economic progress to our state; it can be argued mining built this state and minerals from Montana fueled the development of our nation. It also left a le...

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Releasing WSAs will improve access for Montana sportsmen

July 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s a simple fact: Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) have resulted in less access for Montana sportsmen and sportswomen. In a literal sense, these public lands are essentially locked up. With hunting and fishing access becoming more precious e...

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Farmers markets feed demand for healthy food

July 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

Large, hand-painted signs lean against a tent, the buzz of friendly conversation cuts through the humid air, and the smell of fresh produce drifts in the breeze — you’ve found yourself at a farmers market.Farmers markets are common in urban...

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Montana’s energy plan: positive plan or doomsday report?

July 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Recently, two reports have been released that tell very different stories about Montana’s energy future. One is optimistic, solutions oriented, and comes after a broad collaborative effort. The other was sponsored by industry and is unneces...

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I-186 is harmful for Montana

July 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Radical environmentalists funded by out-of-state billionaires would have Montanans believe I-186 is only about clean water, and that Montanans wrote this “citizens initiative.” They would have us believe Montana’s mining revenue and the loc...

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