Editorial

Libby schools revisiting communication protocol following threat

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

For decades, schools across the nation have been receiving threats similar to what we recently found at Libby Middle/High School. Such threats have been created by students for a variety of reasons: someone thought it would be funny, or wan...

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‘Big Tobacco’ only cares about profits

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

The corporations that are “Big Tobacco” and those corporations’ surrogates know a higher tax on tobacco means fewer people using the product. That means less profit for them. This is the reason for their opposing I-185, the initiative to co...

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I-185 doesn’t fix flawed work training

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Montana’s economy is booming. Thousands of jobs are being created, wages are increasing and workers are in demand. The state’s unemployment rate of 3.6% is below the national rate.Employers are scrambling to find employees. In this economic...

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Sibanye-Stillwater opposes I-186

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

At Sibanye-Stillwater, we take tremendous pride in operating responsibly and caring for the environment under existing law and under our Good Neighbor Agreement. This is a contract with three local citizens’ groups that creates an innovativ...

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I-185 is more big government

October 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

Growing the size of government to fix a problem caused by government is like trying to dig yourself out of a hole. That is exactly what Ballot Initiative 185 would do. On the steps of the Capitol in 2015, the proponents of Medicaid Expansio...

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I-186 will hurt counties and communities

October 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

From its founding as a railroad town in 1882 to our current, natural resource-based economy, Billings has a long history of supporting natural resource development and mining. And with the Stillwater Mine located just a stone’s throw away f...

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Elected and appointed officials have already said no to I-186

October 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

In 2006, the Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC), Earth Justice and other extreme and litigious activist groups brought forward the concept of I-186 to the Board of Environmental Review (BER), a board of senior environmental pro...

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Reject dark money: Vote ‘no’ for Rosendale

October 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana is a state of trailblazers. We have led the rest of the nation on countless critical issues — from being the first state to elect a woman to Congress, to being one of just a handful of states that continue to reject a regressive sta...

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Working with Trump, delivering results for Montana

October 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Montana is special. That’s why my wife, Susan, and I raised our four kids here. It’s why we started a business here in our home — one that created hundreds of high-paying, Montana jobs. And it’s why I ran for Congress — to protect our Monta...

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Stay united in the fight against I-186

October 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Since its founding in 1942, the United Steelworkers has worked together to ensure safer workplaces, better wages and brighter futures for our children. We fight every day for good jobs and a clean environment because we know that we do not ...

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