Editorial

Courtís union ruling is common sense

July 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

Public-sector unions were dealt a serious blow by the Supreme Court last week when the justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that government workers canít be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining.The r...

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Middle-schoolers make a difference

June 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Weíre beyond impressed with the three sixth-grade girls at Kalispell Middle School who developed an app ó a computer application that can be downloaded to mobile devices ó aimed at preventing suicide.Spurred by concern over a friend who sen...

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Hospitalís finances need transparency

June 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Rumors have been swirling about the financial health of Kalispell Regional Healthcare for some time, and we are glad the hospitalís spokespeople went on the record last week to address those rumors.The medical industry as a whole has been i...

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Brenneman made valley a better place

June 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

We were saddened to learn of the death of former County Commissioner Joe Brenneman, who exemplified the community-minded spirit of the Flathead as well as anyone.Brenneman, who was just 60 at the time of his death last week, was a fourth-ge...

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Whitefish stepping up to address critical housing needs

June 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

An affordable-housing project proposed in Whitefish is one of eight finalists for the next round of Montana Board of Housing tax-credit awards, and thatís great news for a community whose housing needs have reached a critical level.Whitefis...

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Heino boosted by community support

June 08, 2018 at 3:00 am

Congratulations to Brian Heino for his decisive victory in the race for Flathead County Sheriff on Tuesday.His ability to get almost as many votes as his three competitors combined shows he has a solid connection with the public, and that i...

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Be responsible citizen and informed voter

June 03, 2018 at 3:00 am

Well, itís almost here ó the most important day in the life of any republic: Election Day.As we have noted before, there is a high level of interest in this yearís primary election, from county contests to state and federal races. Unfortuna...

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School boards illegally blocking public input

May 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

Maybe school boards in Montana should replace their public comment period with a moment of silence, since that is what they seem to prefer to hear from the public.For some time now, the Montana School Boards Association has been advising it...

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Can anyone explain what Phil Mitchell was thinking?

May 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

We may never get an adequate answer to this question: What was Phil Mitchell thinking?What was Flathead County Commissioner Phil Mitchell thinking when he unilaterally destroyed five cottonwood trees in a county-managed park last year?What ...

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Vote ... but please not too early

May 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

Last week, we wrote an editorial encouraging our readers to vote. This week, we are writing an editorial encouraging you to wait!Absentee ballots were mailed out last week, and those ballots can now be used by any registered voter who wants...

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