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Bomb threats designed to manipulate, instill fear

Bomb threats designed to manipulate, instill fear

Are we going to continue to let "recorded messages" cause us to evacuate or expend resources in areas targeted at the beck and call of the dis…

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Blacktail Creek restoration would be wonderful — but it's not enough

Blacktail Creek restoration would be wonderful — but it's not enough

In a special report in today’s Montana Standard, reporter Susan Dunlap enumerates what would be necessary to turn Blacktail Creek into an outs…

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Candidate for governor Greg Gianforte 'reality challenged'

Candidate for governor Greg Gianforte 'reality challenged'

Last week’s speaker at Montana Tech discussed his scientific discoveries of several new species of fossil starfish from the Prior Mountains. F…

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Transparency or smoke and mirrors: Voters beware

Transparency or smoke and mirrors: Voters beware

“Transparency.” Montana voters are likely to hear that pledge time and time again in the coming months. Campaign finance law is complicated, w…

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Montana Democrats correct to open meeting

Montana Democrats correct to open meeting

We have to giggle just a little bit.

February 12, 2016 12:15 am(0)
Keep the land free for all

Keep the land free for all

#FreeTheLand is an interesting hashtag used by Jennifer Fielder at the end of her opinion piece (Independent Record Jan. 31). Bypassing the la…

February 12, 2016 12:00 am(1)
Pharmaceutical commercials leave one bewildered

Pharmaceutical commercials leave one bewildered

Are you bewildered by all the TV pharmaceutical commercials? I'm beginning to realize just how powerful these drug companies are. What happene…

February 10, 2016 8:09 pm(0)
Know a charitable organization before donating

Know a charitable organization before donating

Today I received a call asking for a charitable donation to an organization called FireFighters Charitable Organization. Being somewhat suspic…

February 10, 2016 7:53 pm(1)
Bullock lauded for expansion of year-round bison range

Bullock lauded for expansion of year-round bison range

An open letter to Gov. Bullock:

February 10, 2016 6:31 pm(0)
Hillary Clinton used office to enrich her foundation, family

Hillary Clinton used office to enrich her foundation, family

Many of my Democratic friends think that Hillary Clinton would make a better president than Bernie Sanders because of her foreign affairs experience.

February 10, 2016 12:00 am(3)
Dogs allowed in Bozeman's parks make a mess

Dogs allowed in Bozeman's parks make a mess

If your owners (in Billings) are anything like the ones in Bozeman, you will be sorry if you allow dogs in your currently closed areas.

February 10, 2016 12:00 am(0)
Montanans are being fleeced with 'shoulder season'

Montanans are being fleeced with 'shoulder season'

A newspaper article in The Montana Standard on January 28 described a helicopter tour that rancher Bill Galt took Governor Bullock on to show …

February 10, 2016 12:00 am(0)
State Sen. Jennifer Fielder enables 'Bundy-style' extremism

State Sen. Jennifer Fielder enables 'Bundy-style' extremism

Upon arriving in Burns, Ore., on Jan. 5, three days after the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began, I saw up close the…

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Civility is not a four-letter word

Civility is not a four-letter word

There is a big blue book that hibernates on my bookshelf — "Etiquette" by Emily Post. It is dusted off when my son needs a five-inch boost, an…

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Consider the facts: Coal isn't dead yet

Consider the facts: Coal isn't dead yet

You hear it every day. “Coal is dead.”

February 09, 2016 12:30 am Photos

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Super Bowl spectacle done, put political hype, games taking off

Super Bowl spectacle done, put political hype, games taking off

Marco Rubio held a Super Bowl watching event on Sunday night. He's a huge football fan, even married a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader. He m…

February 09, 2016 12:00 am(0)
Decision to release booking photos victory for freedom of information

Decision to release booking photos victory for freedom of information

Despite Montana’s strong public information laws, news organizations in many Montana counties, including Missoula and Butte, have long fought …

February 08, 2016 2:18 pm(0)
An act of respect for Wyoming's family caregivers

An act of respect for Wyoming's family caregivers

When someone says they are family, it carries weight. It means that you have a bond, a harmony and a responsibility for other people. It does …

February 08, 2016 12:15 am(0)
Faith, science, politics: Looking closely at uneasy relationship

Faith, science, politics: Looking closely at uneasy relationship

Faith, science and politics have had an uneasy relationship. Should and can the three be kept separate? Should faith be tested scientifically?…

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