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Keep your Golden Years golden: Tips to prevent elder fraud

Each year, up to 20% of older Americans become victims of elder fraud, a type of financial exploitation that expli…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Yes, there is a fireworks ordinance

Most residents of City of Polson do not know there is a fireworks ordinance. There is.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Mischaracterizing public nonprofits hurts communities

As the Executive Director of the Montana Nonprofit Association, a membership association that supports more than 850 organization across the state, I’m dismaye…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Following in Joe McDonald's footsteps

I appreciated very much the press coverage of the Fort Connah honoring of my cousin/brother Joe McDonald (Leader, June 20).

Updated 1 month ago
Remembering community benefactor Rod Johnson

I am writing today to remember my friend Rod Johnson. Rod passed in April, much too young, after suffering from health issues. I wanted to touch on some of the community service, most of it unrecognized, that Rod a…

Updated 1 month ago
The lifespan of a democracy

A long lifespan depends on good health. Did you know that the average lifespan of democracies is 200 years? Check out Lord Tytler's “Eight Stages of a Democracy.”

Updated 1 month ago
You go to your church; I'll go to mine

A few years ago, I was talking with a man who raised an interesting question: “There’s only one God, so why do we need so many different churches?”

Updated 1 month ago
Can commissioners choose cooperation over conflict?

The Lake County Commissioners appear bent on reopening old controversies and unsettling settled law, judging by recent missives they’ve sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (March 1) and President Joe B…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Contraception access

On June 5, the U.S. Senate voted on advancing a bill to protect access to contraception.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Can't trust a word he says

With the upcoming debate between Biden and Trump we are wondering, “what’s the point?”

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
We can all relax

We can all relax. We can feel fine. We can put aside any worries we may have about our nation's future.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
We are part of the web of life

Biodiversity is simply the web of life that includes us. Montana lists over 300 species at risk or potentially at risk. That is evidence that the global biodiv…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Plodding old geezer vs. dangerous old sleazer

Having lost an election, I know it hurts to lose. I know, too, that there is a good life beyond losing because I’ve been living it for the past 20 years.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana Viewpoint: Turkeys & Tourists

When a neighbor of mine asked me, years later, “Jim, how do you get rid of these turkeys?” my advice was simple and straightforward. “Stop feeding them.” Which…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Supreme Court Justices not modeling "good Behavior"

Historically, Supreme Court Justices have lifetime appointments. For some, it’s to create mayhem and flaunt ethical standards. This life-long appointment interpretation is not supported by the Constitution.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Don't rush wrong Farm Bill

Recently, I joined other National Farmers Union leaders in meetings with the House Ag and Senate Ag committees about each of their versions of the 2024 Farm Bill. Based on those discussions, a tight timeline, and t…