Opinion

Joyful homecoming for 495th troops

March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

There were lots of cheers, tears and hugs as the Montana National Guard 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion arrived back in the Flathead Valley late Saturday night after a nine-month deploymen...

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Letters to the editor March 21

March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A note to fellow travelers Having completed my regular Thursday “senior discount day” grocery shopping at Harvest Foods in Bigfork, I turned left onto Montana 35. The 35 mph speed limit makes mergin...

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House Minority Leader calls for bipartisian solutions

March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake We’re halfway through the 2019 Legislative Session, and it seems like the first 45 days have gone by in a flash. Reflecting on the last two months, Democrats in the Legislature can look back and ...

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Interfaith clergy respond to New Zealand mosque attacks

March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Fear, grief, loss, pain and anger converge in our hearts at the murder of 50 innocent prayerful people, and the injury of 50 more, who were gathered in two sacred Muslim houses of prayer in Christchu...

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Letters to the editor March 18

March 18, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Keep Grob on the job With many years as Flathead Electric Coop Trustee and as Board President, Doug Grob’s service to our community is well known. But many may not be aware of the reputation he has ...

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Compact opponents aim to increase federal control of Montana waters

March 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The recent proposal made by opponents of the CSKT Water Compact seeks to replace the long-negotiated agreement with a one-sided proposal that is illegal, illegitimate, and unconstitutional. While b...

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Time to address the decline of Montana’s rural areas

March 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake It’s often said that Montana is like a small town with long streets. Montanans may be separated by hundreds of miles but it’s amazing how many mutual friends you find you have after talking with so...

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Seniors are still playing catch-up after cuts

March 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake However, with little fanfare, HB 17 passed the Legislature by overwhelming majorities, with no “no” votes being cast in the House and only four “no” votes in the Senate. The governor signed the bill ...

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Bill takes aim at foreign ‘dark money’

March 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A bill has been introduced to the Montana Legislature that would ban spending and contributions in state elections by foreign entities. Missoula Democrat Sen. Nate McConnell is the sponsor of the bil...

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