Saturday, December 02, 2023


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Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Election Integrity Project: A bad recipe

Well, the local elections are over in Montana, and I’m sure there will be some controversial results, even if ther…

Updated 1 day, 5 hours ago
More enlightenment, less judgment on abortion

Some thoughts after reading a letter to the editor in the Thursday, Nov. 30, edition from Gloria Mader Simon: While I agree with Ms. Simon that an abortion law is unnecessary, I disagree with all the other stateme…

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Avoid abortion: Take the pill

Here’s a novel idea on the subject of abortion: don’t get pregnant.

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
MACo asks Governor to change his mind

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) submitted the following letter Tuesday, addressed to Governor Gianforte:

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Rosendale, Daines and the 14th Amendment

Once again, Donald Trump is having his days in court for the multitude of criminal offenses he has committed over the years. Twice impeached, Trump was set free by Republican collaborators in a blow to our democrac…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Music to my ears

Imagine this: Feeling deep, soul-filling joy amongst mostly strangers, two evenings in a row. That's what happened to me. Curious?

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
What happened to decorum in politics?

Open letter to Senator Daines and Representative Zinke: I am not vermin. I am not a thug. I am not radical.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Critical Rage Theory©: Never let a good source of anger go to waste

Earlier today I thought I would study up on Critical Race Theory – which I have to admit I know little about – but I made a typo in my search query and I entered “critical rage theory” by mistake.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Opening channels of climate communication

We have a good-natured friend, a wildlife biologist from Charlo, who felt called upon to give a talk about climate change at the monthly meeting of one of our local political parties. He took this task very serious…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Commissioners' Update: Lawsuits, building project

Lake County Commissioner Gale Decker offers updates on lawsuits and a new courthouse annex.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Jury Duty: The right to a jury trial matters to everyone

If you have seen the television show, “Jury Duty,” on Amazon Prime that came out last year, you will know that the show follows members of a jury who are taske…

Updated 1 month ago
Stuff the Truck brought in 852 pounds of food

The Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry and all its volunteers, staff, and clients would thank St. Joseph Medical Center and Polson High School for their joint effort from the Pirate Football Game with Stuff the Truck.

Updated 1 month ago
PSC authorizes $100 million rate heist

As the first snow is falling and freezing temperatures hit, we are getting pummeled with another huge energy rate increase, thanks to the five Republicans on the Montana Public Service Commission.

Updated 1 month ago
Miss Minnie, Zip, and the long way home

Miss Minnie, in her younger years, was an indefatigable ball-fetcher, a lake swimmer and sleek runner. She looked like a 1940s movie star, with gold eyes, one …

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
My Uncle John: “Do no harm”

When I was 45, I went to my family’s second reunion, where I realized that I was related to some people well worth knowing. So I made an effort to keep in touc…