Editorial

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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Commissioner praises Libby Chamber, encourages others to get involved

January 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the successes that the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce board, staff and volunteers are accomplishing. While attending the Chamber banquet this past Saturday, I was so impres...

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Stay vigilant and demand accountability to protect public health

January 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

Becoming the mother to my twin four-year old girls was one of the hardest things Iíve done in my life. But, of course, some of the most challenging things are often the most rewarding, and it is at the times of intense pressure and high sta...

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Itís time to address the invisible problem affecting Lincoln County youth

January 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

The statistics on youth mental health in Lincoln County are shocking. According to the 2017 North West Region Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 13 percent of our middle school age children have attempted suicide at least once in the last year. Fu...

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