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Our Viewpoint

At its meeting in Thompson Falls on Monday, the city council defeated a proposed ordinance to start licensing cats. The ordinance was proposed after...

 

Street Smart

I wrote a column a few weeks ago regarding the Kavanaugh confirmation process that seems to have...

 

Our Viewpoint

The general election is just about a month away. We’re thankful for absentee ballots that allow us to research issues and candidates at home before...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

One of my favorite expressions is “often wrong, never in doubt.” I like to think it doesn’t...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, the tradition that is homecoming begins for Sanders County schools. The students will participate in Olympics, dress-up days and dances....

 

Street Smart

Democrats are pulling out all the stops trying to derail the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Parents, are you listening? Sanders County Local Advisory Council (LAC) has a vision of building a stronger community. They have spent countless... Full story

 

Montana Viewpoint

An article in the October 2018 Atlantic (“Is Democracy Dying?”) points out that one of the...

 

Our Viewpoint

In rural areas, finding volunteers for any event or organization is a challenge. When you get people to participate, keeping them is sometimes even...

 

Street Smart

I’ve never run for a political office and suspect I never will. There’s a reason. I don’t...

 

Our Viewpoint

The news last week that rising costs are forcing changes to the county’s recycling program really hit home. We have read articles about the amount...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It’s Labor Day, but organized labor doesn’t seem to be doing so well. Since 2012 six state...

 

Our Viewpoint

With the passing of Arizona Sen. John McCain, we’ve heard a lot about his patriotism, his service and his commitment to this country. If you...

 

Street Smart

I recently submitted a letter to the editor regarding my thoughts on the NFL players actions during...

 

School days return

As the mornings get cooler and preparations continue for the Sanders County Fair, parents, kids and teachers are getting ready to head back to... Full story

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The word “socialism” is getting tossed around a lot these days without much thought for what it...

 

Our Viewpoint

In journalism school, every students has to take an ethics course. You don’t get that with every area of study. Projessional journalists hold themse...

 

Our Viewpoint

We’ve spent the last few weeks in our favorite huckleberry picking spots. It’s been a great year up in the mountains, and it always makes us a...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As November elections loom in America different forces are at work in both major political parties...

 

Our Viewpoint

A lot goes into planning events such as the Big Sky Blues Festival, Plains Day, or the Huckleberry Festival. Debb McNary, chairperson of Trout...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was banned from competition for more than a year after an investagtion by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A photo...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As I think of America’s current political impasse(es) there are two quotes that come to mind....

 

Summer events bring communities together

This month, our small communities have come together to honor veterans, celebrate the U.S., and have a little fun. Each year, Noxon puts on a...

 
 By Rob Kjos    Opinion    July 19, 2018

Other Viewpoints:

“The rise of corporate dominance and the theft of human rights.” That grabs your attention, right? It is the subject of the book Unequal... Full story

 

Our Viewpoint

Last month, women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets when the country ended its ban on women drivers. In the era of #MeToo, it’s easy to forget...

 

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