Editorial

I-185 supports health care access for 100,000 Montanans

October 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

As a physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry, it became clear to me in my medical training that barriers to mental health care needed to be reduced to ensure access to care and treatment for all patients. Voting yes on I-185 is an...

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60 Montana faith leaders support I-186

October 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

(Editor’s note: Trout Unlimited paid the Montana Newspaper Association to distribute this opinion letter.)We are a group of pastors and faith leaders from many different perspectives across our great state of Montana writing to express our ...

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I serve Montanans with the work ethic you deserve

October 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana is the greatest state in the greatest nation in the world.It’s why three generations of my family have called Montana their home, and it’s why I still farm the same plot of Big Sandy dirt that my grandparents homesteaded more than 1...

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An open letter to the citizens of northwest Montana

October 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

In July of 2017, a group of citizens from Lincoln and Sanders counties traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal agencies and elected leaders and discuss the Montanore and Rock Creek mining projects. Our request during our interface...

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I-186 would harm Montana’s economy

October 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Montana’s mining industry is a bright spot in our state economy. While our state has been facing growing concerns about declining tax revenue and budget shortfalls, mining continues to be one of the largest employers and taxpayers in our st...

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I-185 is just another tax increase

October 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s important to know where Montana tax dollars are going, especially when you’re asked to vote to raise taxes. Ballot Initiative 185 would raise tax revenues in Montana by $74 million per year. How that money is distributed, though, is ev...

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I-185 won’t fund Medicare or traditional Medicaid

October 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana voters are being asked to make a major policy decision this year that will have long-term effects on the state budget and the tax burden of all Montanans. I’m referring to I-185, the ballot initiative that would make permanent an ex...

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I-186 would kill the golden goose

October 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

The best social program is a good job and a thriving economy. I-186 hurts both. A good job gives us food on the table, shoes for the baby, a shiny car in the garage, a home, insurance, and pride in life. A thriving economy provides bigger p...

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Power of the press is in being the ‘Way to Know’ for citizens

October 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information...

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Mining supports healthy habitat, healthy economy

October 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Those who work in the mining industry know that mining and protecting the environment aren’t mutually exclusive. With some of the world’s strictest regulations when it comes to protecting our water, Montana has been able to successfully str...

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