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Living in Montana, you learn early on how to navigate winter weather. We might complain about the snow, the cold, and the frequent icy roads. But you...

 

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If you want to get the attention of the powers that be, you have to do something radical to call...

 

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This week, Barry McWilliams celebrates 40 years of creating cartoons for newspapers. In 1978, Barry...

 

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Firearms have been a part of the fabric that defines our nation from the very outset. The people...

 

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As we gear up for the holiday season, we’re reminded of the importance of helping others. We should be good neighbors at all times, but those less...

 

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Those philosophers who have wrestled with the concept of truth for centuries can take a break now...

 

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The forecast is predicting snow any day now. The first winter storm of the season always seems to be followed by an increased number of accidents...

 

Street Smart

I am a white, pro-life, Christian, heterosexual male, Republican, who supports a strong immigration...

 

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Being a citizen of the United States of America means having the right to enjoy many freedoms others do not. Next Tuesday voters will take to the poll...

 

Montana Viewpoint

You may have heard about it. A couple of days ago two black men in hoodies drove up to the Boston...

 

Drug prevention takes community involvement

Red Ribbon Week started in the 80s, and decades later the importance of educating our kids about the dangers of drug use is just as relevant....

 

Educate yourself before you vote

I had the privilege to be in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 14, 2014. That was a significant date for t...

 

Memories of a first hunt

This weekend, young hunters will head out for adventures in the woods, hoping for their first deer or elk. Opening-day weekend at our house started...

 

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Most times I make my decision how to vote on a ballot initiative by looking to see what groups...

 

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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...

 

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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

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

 

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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...

 

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...

 

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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...

 

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