Schweitzer: Montana Republicans go all in on big government, socialism
March 19, 2019
This socialist philosophy of picking winners (cattle) and losers (bison) is silly. What happened to freedom? What next? Ban CharloisRead more.
Mary Sheehy Moe: This St. Patrick’s Day, let us keep America’s doors open
March 17, 2019
There is no better way to celebrate the Irish-American story today than to rededicate ourselves to keeping those doors openRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Collapsed downtown building held century of stories
March 16, 2019
In the walls of a downtown Missoula building that collapsed last week, you’ll find connections to prominent Missoula businessmen ofRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: High school students fight for the climate, and their lives
March 15, 2019
We want our representatives in government to act for the health and safety of America’s young people and the generationsRead more.
Environment Montana: It’s time for Missoula to move beyond plastic
March 15, 2019
During the storm last week, thousands of bags and other single-use plastics blew from Missoula’s landfill into the North Hills andRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Missoula’s federal building opened with road-paving lawsuit, egg delivery
March 10, 2019
Missoula’s brand new federal building and post office (currently the object of desire of Missoula city and county leaders) wasRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: Changing the culture of waste, one fifth-grader at a time
March 8, 2019
In ZWAP!, we teach a simple equation: CHOICE + ACTION = DIFFERENCE. At the conclusion of the ZWAP! experience, ourRead more.
Montana Wildlife Federation: State needs new elk management plan
March 7, 2019
The Montana Wildlife Federation is asking for a new statewide elk management plan. The current EMP is 15 years oldRead more.
Montana Viewpoint: 4 GOP senators show courage of conviction with vote against executive order
March 5, 2019
It is not easy for a senator to vote against a president of their own party. It is not easyRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Capt. Mullan’s toothbrush, and other gritty tales from Montana history
March 2, 2019
One of the earliest references to toothbrushes in Montana was the story of Captain Mullan placing his cleaning device inRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: Here comes the sun, and solar energy to Missoula’s rooftops
March 1, 2019
We know Missoula’s winters — especially this one — have us pining for sun, and it can be hard toRead more.
Reader’s opinion: Speak out against wildlands giveaway in Whitefish Range
February 28, 2019
The Whitefish Range Partnership, in collusion with the Montana Wilderness Association, is crowing about a Trumpian deal with devils onRead more.
Letters: Legislative bill would keep young voters interested in state’s democracy
February 27, 2019
The right to vote is an intrinsic part of our functioning democracy in the United States. What is just asRead more.
Letters: Bill to stamp out revenge porn needed to fight exploitation
February 27, 2019
By passing House Bill 192, the legality of revenge porn would not be in question and perpetrators of this kindRead more.
Valor House caseworker: 7,000 Montana veterans desperately need Medicaid expansion
February 26, 2019
I work daily to make sure that every person who served our country, whether voluntarily or as a draftee, hasRead more.
Letters: Montana Senate bill to hinder voting a bad idea at a bad time
February 26, 2019
This legislative session is a great time to make change in the state. I only hope that we can startRead more.
Missoula Lutheran leaders denounce anti-Semitic leaflets tacked on church doors
February 25, 2019
Congregations in and around Missoula are dismayed and outraged at the appearance, once again, of anti-Semitic literature in Missoula. AsRead more.
Mary Sheehy Moe: Recognize today’s injustices during Black History Month
February 24, 2019
With mass incarceration of black Americans bankrupting our country literally, legally, socially, and morally, a Halloween costume is what enragesRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Missoula’s shameful history of blackface performances
February 23, 2019
Al Jolson's visit to Missoula in 1917 was, according to the local press at the time, “an instantaneous hit, as frequentRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: Transportation planning a key piece of climate-change mitigation
February 22, 2019
Our transportation plans have established a good framework to create and enhance our sustainable transportation system. Our existing and plannedRead more.
Missoula Letters: Medicaid expansion pinching healthcare workers who need care
February 22, 2019
Republicans and Democrats need to work together across the aisle to lift the sunset on the Medicaid expansion, because caregiversRead more.
Montana Letters: A big win in the Big Hole, but work remains
February 21, 2019
Clean, cold water is the lifeblood of this community. And yet, despite the risks, the Bureau of Land Management consideredRead more.
Reader’s opinion: Pass HB 192, protect victims of revenge porn
February 20, 2019
Victims of revenge porn often lose their jobs or find themselves unable to get a job as a result ofRead more.
Conservative Missoula councilman recruits candidates for 2019 municipal election
February 19, 2019
I’ve set a goal of finding, endorsing, and supporting candidates for every seat in the upcoming 2019 municipal elections. In order to meet this goalRead more.
Social workers: Montana cannot afford to end Medicaid expansion
February 19, 2019
Montana cannot afford to end or change Medicaid expansion that would kick people off their insurance when they need itRead more.
Montana Viewpoint: Money for nothing – it’s not an economic argument
February 18, 2019
The idea of people getting a universal benefit is a moral argument, not an economic one. And we know thatRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: What would you do if you could reinvent Missoula?
February 16, 2019
What would you suppose one of the very first laws to be? Certainly it would reflect the highest priority ofRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on Missoula’s path to zero waste
February 15, 2019
Education through film, however, is just one step in a long march to a more sustainable human-environment relationship. And atRead more.
Notebook: Most Montana politicians no longer use town halls for town hall events
February 14, 2019
The next time your elected official says he's traveled to all 56 counties, just assume you didn't get the invitation.Read more.
Mary Moe: Birmingham’s children awakened America to the South’s racial terrorism
February 11, 2019
It took frightful images, not reasoned words, to turn the corner in Birmingham. I wonder now whether that set aRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Asbestos scare would dismay McGill Hall’s namesake
February 9, 2019
The namesake of the University of Montana’s McGill Hall would likely be shocked by recent reports of potential health risksRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: Zero-fare buses send ridership soaring, improve air quality for all
February 8, 2019
Public transit diverts single-occupancy vehicle trips, reducing traffic and parking congestion, and improves our air quality. The more people whoRead more.
Bill prohibiting FWP from considering comments eliminates Montana values
February 6, 2019
House Bill 161, introduced in the Montana House of Representatives by Rep. Brad Tschida, R-Missoula, would prohibit the Montana DepartmentRead more.
Montana Viewpoint: Legislature’s decision to hide legal notes keeps public in the dark
February 4, 2019
The Republican-controlled Montana Legislature is changing its rules to forbid the public posting of “legal reviews” on the Legislature’s website.Read more.
Harmon’s Histories: Yelling fire? It’s time to update First Amendment debates
February 2, 2019
If, as Ravalli County Attorney Bill Fulbright implies, the text of Montana’s intimidation law reads more like 1919 than 2019,Read more.
Sustainable Missoula: For 100% clean electricity, look within and beyond Missoula
February 1, 2019
There’s only so much we can do as individuals, and within Missoula, to achieve our 100 percent clean electricity goal.Read more.
To save our planet, we must protect 30 percent of land, oceans by 2030
January 31, 2019
The world is at a critical juncture. The decisions we make in the next decade will determine our future—not onlyRead more.
Notebook: 2019 is the year we (the media) give climate change the attention it deserves
January 28, 2019
During a panel discussion late last year, I was asked why the local media hadn't placed much focus on climateRead more.
American Cancer Society: Save lives, restrict minors from tanning beds
January 28, 2019
Prom season will be upon us soon and that means many young Montanans will seek a bronze glow to goRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Missoula’s drug problem harkens to 1800s opium epidemic
January 26, 2019
“Some very ugly stories are afloat ... that opium is being smoked in Missoula by people who ought to knowRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: How we get around has big implications for climate change
January 25, 2019
Most of us don’t wake up every morning and think “how can I most rapidly accelerate climate change,” and yetRead more.
Economists: Shutdown’s economic impact is a reminder of why government matters
January 22, 2019
As the United States endures the longest shutdown in its history, Americans are getting a taste of life without government.Read more.
Montana Viewpoint: President’s hateful words provoke racial confrontations
January 21, 2019
Racial confrontation increases when people feel safe about making derogatory comments about people who “look different,” first just in publicRead more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Can centuries of racism in America ever be eradicated?
January 20, 2019
You have to wonder whether centuries of racism in America, like the rancid smell in the home of lifelong smokers,Read more.
Harmon’s Histories: Buckhouse Bridge was vital, sometimes deadly link to Bitterroot Valley
January 19, 2019
For the roughly 16,000 drivers who drive each day on Highway 93 south of Missoula, you likely know this pioneer’sRead more.
Sustainable Missoula: 2019 is the year of ‘Zero Heroes’
January 18, 2019
A lot is happening in our community right now in support of Zero Waste. From Missoula classrooms to the MontanaRead more.
State auditor, senator pitch legislation to lower prescription drug prices
January 16, 2019
Everyone agrees that the high cost of prescription medications is a huge issue, but there hasn’t been a serious attemptRead more.
Scientist: To preserve national parks in a warming world, reconnect fragmented public lands
January 15, 2019
The Trump administration’s decision to keep many U.S. national parks open during the current federal government shutdown, with few orRead more.
Letters: Missoula Dems pass “crisis” resolution for missing indigenous women
January 14, 2019
An alarming number of Indigenous women and girls in Montana disappear, are murdered, or are the victims of violent crimeRead more.
Harmon’s Histories: Montana’s 1st territorial legislature required ‘iron-clad’ oath of allegiance
January 12, 2019
“On Monday noon, the two houses of the Legislative Assembly convened,” and the fireworks began immediately. No, this is notRead more.