Editorial

It’s ‘no accident’ how we arrived at this point

November 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

Last fall, Montanans were treated to a campaign ad from Gov. Bullock entitled “No Accident.” In it, Bullock brags about a $300 million surplus and not raising taxes on Montana families.This August, the governor’s budget office released tax-...

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It’s time for the governor to dance alone

November 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

Gov. Bullock called a special session for next week in Helena. He is interested in some cuts and transfers in state government to shore up the shaky budget. Also included, however, will be “temporary revenue increases,” i.e., more taxes for...

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A grassroots return to decency

November 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

From 80 mass shootings of innocents in 30 years it’s obvious that quietly realizing, then offering respect for the senselessly lost, is what decent people do. Decency conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability. Now it’s ti...

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Keeping the government from snooping

November 06, 2017 at 5:32 pm

As Montanans we don’t like outsiders putting their noses in our business. The government is certainly no exception, especially when it comes to gathering information on law-abiding Montanans.There are bad folks out there who want to do us h...

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Glacier Park maintenance requires action

October 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Visitation to Glacier National Park has never been higher, and need for maintenance has never been greater. My Model T friends driving classy, century-old Fords helped boost the record visitation, but park repairs require attention in Washi...

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Fires and climate: Sen. Daines, it’s time to move on

October 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

By the time you will have a chnace to read this letter, the rains will have have arrived, bringing relief to Western Montana from record-breaking dryness, fires, and smoke. We all need that break, especially those individuals and families w...

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Pass Trump’s tax cuts now, then build a brand-new tax system

October 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm

Both political parties should support President Donald Trump’s tax plan so that we can create enough goodwill to build a brand-new tax system.President Trump’s tax plan is designed to gain Democratic support by preserving high income taxes ...

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EPA: Stop wasteful spending, come to Montana

October 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

Private jets, secret “soundproof booths” and steakhouses — you would think that this is the dream life of a rich movie star or maybe James Bond, but according to reports, this dream is a reality for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. While Pru...

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Opinion: Tourists aren’t the problem; just don’t let them stay!

October 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

Montana has always been a “poor” state ... so why has it also always been known as the “Treasure State”? Maybe because there is something more valuable than money? Maybe it was the land itself — that its “treasure” was the land and not in w...

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Build Montana’s workforce, build Montana’s future

October 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

As communities across the nation work to recover from recent natural disasters, many are discovering that while they have plenty of rebuilding to do, they lack the manpower to do it.This circumstance comes as no surprise to the Montana Cont...

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