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"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if you only try." If only Dr. Seuss were a member of...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal….” My very being...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week we have several examples of making connections in the newspaper. On the front page, you read about siblings who found each other through...

 

Street Smart

Before this past weekend, I had a totally different topic in mind for this bi-weekly column. In my...

 

Our Viewpoint

It seems the older we get, the faster the years fly by. And 2018 was no exception. Over the weekend, we were thinking about the past year. Each year,...

 

Holidays shine with traditions

Sunday evening as the hustle of the weekend was winding down, we took a drive through Thompson Falls to see everyone's holiday lights. Houses had...

 

Street Smart

I read a few different things this last couple weeks that have really got me bewildered. First, I...

 

Our Viewpoint

Let's face it, the holidays are full of stress. It's fun to get together with family and buy presents and see the excitement of Santa and holiday...

 

Montana Viewpoint

If you are involved at all in running a government, the first thing you need to learn is the Law of...

 

Our Viewpoint

Strolling through the aisles at the local holiday bazaars the last couple of weekends, we've been amazed at the local talent. You recognize people...

 

Street Smart

A recent column generated a conversation with a few friends that I thought might be a good topic for discussion. In that column, I mentioned the fact...

 

Our Viewpoint

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...

 

Montana Viewpoint

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

 

Our Viewpoint

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

 

Street Smart

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

 

Our Viewpoint

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...

 

Montana Viewpoint

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

 

Our Viewpoint

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...

 

Our Viewpoint

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...

 

Montana Viewpoint

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

 

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