Thursday, March 30, 2023


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Water rights aren't drying up

The Leader received a handwritten letter last week from a Sanders County resident, claiming “all water users are...

Updated 1 year ago
Deep Dive into FLBS: Eroding Time at Flathead Lake

I’ve heard it said that age is just a number. Well, let me tell you something: Mine sure is doing a number on me.

Updated 1 year ago
Guest column: Climate change urgency is imperative

The reports make clear that the effects of climate change are developing faster than expected.

Updated 1 year ago
Guest column: Snowbird Fund off to a great start

A year ago we launched the Snowbird Fund to help families and friends of missing and murdered indigenous persons.

Updated 1 year ago
Guest column: Rulings offer some clarity for property tax exemptions

A three-member arbitration panel recently rendered decisions in favor of Lake County on two of the three issues contested in a lawsuit.

Updated 1 year ago
Public Law 280 funding obligation falls to state

It’s past time the state upholds its obligation to Lake County residents.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Guest column: Highway rebuild should start with Post Creek

The Post Creek section causes most of the traffic congestion in the Ronan area and is the most unsafe and dangerous section of the highway.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Guest editorial: Lake County is at a breaking point

It is time that the state stop kicking the can down the road and fulfill its obligation regarding Public Law 280.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Guest column: Rights and freedoms protected during the 2021 session

Montana Republicans protected your rights, liberties and freedoms during the 2021 legislative session.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Guest column: Mr. Smith and the Senate filibuster

The time honored Senate free speech rule has been distorted into a gag rule.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Guest column: Vaccinate and stay vigilant

Together, we can put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror in 2022.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Guest column: No Surprises Act protects Montana families against unexpected medical bills

A new federal law that AARP advocated for is now in effect.

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago
Guest column: Vaccination is crucial to keeping kids healthy

Vaccination gives your body a head start, while avoiding all the risks and complications associated with getting infected.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Guest column: Montana’s children deserve an equitable economic recovery

Childhood is a critical window for development, setting the trajectory of health for the rest of one’s life.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Guest column: Democrats’ budget a burden for all

A fundamental problem with the president’s argument is that corporate taxes ultimately get passed on to workers and their families, which make up the core of...

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
Guest column: ‘Grow your own' investments address teacher shortages

All students, including those in the most remote parts of our state, deserve a good education.