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Positive news important too

Editor, This morning, May 9, at 7 a.m., I was tuned into MSNBC and “Morning Joe”. Hillary Clinton was being interviewed. Hillary was born in 1947 and served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. She continues as a politician and diplomat. The subject being discussed was the present state of our nation and our great political divide. Hillary’s answers to questions which prompted her articulate and clarifying responses were incredible and of a positive nature. Her type of responses to what is going on politically and otherwise in our nation and world today need to be repeated over and over again in our mostly negative based news reports. What are the ma...


Slices of Life

It was a serious day in the garden. Various vegetables gathered to witness the much-anticipated criminal fraud case against corn. Corn had filed a countersuit claiming defamation of character and vegetative discrimination. These historic proceedings would hopefully answer the question plaguing the human and ...


Valley Views

With the completion of the poll of the Legislature on whether to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 442, I want to explain my consistent opposition to the bill, including voting against overriding the veto. The bill would have incorporated $16 million in annual expenditures for county roads in...


Slices of Life

Last week, this column touched on the topic of complicated grief. It’s defined as a grief that includes a heightened state of mourning that keeps one from healing.  When you heal from an injury, that injury exists no more. The same can’t be said about grief. Grief never goes away. It neve...


Attitude healing in regards to politics needed

Editor, A brief assessment on our national confusion I term “Trumpism.” This is the human nature attitude and behavior involving anger, fear, attack and blaming others for your own problems. The challenges we face in life are certainly not a new phenomenon. I name it “Trumpism” ...


Vote Shannon O’Brien for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction

Editor, Coming from a family where no one could afford to attend college, my parents worked hard and instilled a strong desire in their children to seek an education. I was the first to attend college in our family and treasured the opportunity. Some Montanans have excellent public educational opportun...


 Legislative Notes  Legislative Notes

A recent University of Montana survey confirms what legislators have been hearing from our constituents: Montanans are seriously concerned about several issues that they say are negatively impacting quality of life.  Among the findings, 90% think that urban sprawl eating up open lands is a problem, 8...


Slices of Life

Life is complicated. I think we can all agree to that.  But beyond life - well, lots of the details are complicated. Relationships. Families. Love. Deciding on the right toothpaste. Which properties to buy in Monopoly. Choosing between The Voice or American Idol. Survivor or The Bachelor. Texas Hold&...


Jacinda Morigeau: a Fresh Voice for Senate District 46

Editor, This spring, Western Montana faces a contested Democratic primary election for Senate District 46–a new legislative district that links together urban and rural communities in Missoula, Sanders, and Lake counties. SD 46 includes the southern half of the Flathead Reservation and has one of th...


Jacinda Morigeau is right choice for Senate District 46

Editor, I am excited to support Jacinda Morigeau for Senate District 46.  As an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Morigeau is committed to fighting for everyday Montanans. She grew up in Arlee, attended K-12 schools there and is dedicated to her community and Western ...


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