Letters to the Editor

Montana lacks in funding for career education

March 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

On Thursday, March 14, the House spent the day reviewing House Bill 2, the budget for state government over the next two years. The Democrats are the minority party. In such a role, several representatives presented amendments aimed at rest...

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Bill would protect right to access meetings

March 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The 65th Legislative Assembly has finished the 56th legislative day of a 90 day session. The Senate is hearing bills that passed the House, and the House is hearing Senate bills that passed the Senate. That is the benefit of a bicameral leg...

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Mail-in ballot elections could save money

March 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

I urge you to call the House Judiciary Committee at 406-444-4800 before their hearing on Thursday, March 23 at 8 a.m. Ask them to support a fair special election process for Montana by voting yes for Senate Bill 305, a bill by Republican Se...

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Second annual seed fair event successful

March 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The second Annual Free the Seeds! Seed and Start Fair, held again at Flathead Valley Community College on March 4 and sponsored by college's Integrated Agriculture & Food Systems Program, was a rousing success. The majority of the 1,900...

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Prom fun, stressful

March 07, 2017 at 3:57 pm

As February comes to a close, it becomes one of the most stressful times for a high schooler. Not because of in increase in homework, or because of the difficulties of balancing sports with school, or not even because of the laziness that a...

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Consistent school attendance critical to learning

March 07, 2017 at 3:57 pm

As we quickly work our way deeper into the second semester of school, I want to discuss core values in our school district and the link between our community and the school system.In Whitefish Schools, we have continued working on universal...

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Powder days donít justify rude behavior

March 07, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The flakes fell heavy in the early dawn as I made my way up the mountain Saturday, Feb. 25. Often enough the forecasters donít quite get it right, but as the oncoming snowplow came toward me pushing large amounts of snow, I thought that may...

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Political practices, foxes and the budget

February 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Last week, the Montana House passed a bill to decommission the Commissioner of Political Practices. The Office of Political Practices is an independent entity charged with the oversight of our campaign laws in all Montana elections. Montana...

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Bill update near the Legislature midpoint

February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

The 65th Montana Legislative Assembly finished its seventh week. Transmittal date is set for March 1. That is when general bills are transmitted to the other chamber. It marks the midpoint of the legislative session.The following are some b...

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Drawn to tragedy in art

February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Ever since I was little, I have always been amazed by tragedy in art. Unlike many of my friends whose favorite movies or songs were filled with action, fun, and excitement ó I gravitated to the sad songs or the movies that ended in a sorrow...

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