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Water rights aren't drying up
The Leader received a handwritten letter last week from a Sanders County resident, claiming “all water users are...
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.
Guest column: Climate change urgency is imperative
The reports make clear that the effects of climate change are developing faster than expected.
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.
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.
Public Law 280 funding obligation falls to state
It’s past time the state upholds its obligation to Lake County residents.
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.
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.
Guest column: Rights and freedoms protected during the 2021 session
Montana Republicans protected your rights, liberties and freedoms during the 2021 legislative session.
Guest column: Mr. Smith and the Senate filibuster
The time honored Senate free speech rule has been distorted into a gag rule.
Guest column: Vaccinate and stay vigilant
Together, we can put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror in 2022.
Guest column: No Surprises Act protects Montana families against unexpected medical bills
A new federal law that AARP advocated for is now in effect.
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.
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.
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...
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.