September 21, 2017
Because the Legislature has not raised taxes for those who can afford it, the budget is being “balanced” on the backs of those who are the most vulnerable: young mothers; abused or assaulted youth and adults; and children and parents who have had interactions with the foster care system.
September 20, 2017
Hiding the phone number of his communications director from the media is hardly an oversight on Rep. Greg Gianforte's part. It suggests an attempt to shut the public out and limit its ability to interact with Montana's only member of Congress.
September 20, 2017
The proposed 10 percent of additional cuts could wipe out much of the progress made in many vital areas including early intervention, trauma recovery or developmental issues. Pitting programs against another is unproductive.
September 18, 2017
Some are skeptical that global warming exists, but when Jim Elliott bought a few hundred pounds of orchard grass seed to plant last year, he asked the dealer if he should buy the drought resistant variety and she said it was probably a good idea.
September 16, 2017
Life in early Missoula was never dull. Why isn't that a pet bear on the loose? Did you hear about the delicious new coffee they're selling at the corner market? How about the false alarm at the Greenough Mansion?
September 14, 2017
While it’s impossible to tie any one weather event or wildfire directly to climate change, what we can say with certainty is this: Increases in temperature in the last decades have set the stage for drier conditions and more fires.
September 13, 2017
Bruce Lohof wonders if Montana's congressional delegation knows the difference between spending money and paying bills. "Once again – for the second time in a decade – Congress flirts with defaulting on the nation’s debt by failing to raise the federal debt ceiling," he writes.
September 11, 2017
On Tuesday, when Billings Central Christian Church's fall sale opens at 5 p.m., there will be more than 60,000 books on more than 80 tables, spilling out of the church’s Fellowship Hall into four adjoining rooms and two long hallways. Ron May, who coordinates the sale, did a little research and he thinks they’ve got bragging rights.