Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

A luncheon truce: Keeping the lines of communication open between left and right

January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

In a week when the political left and right in this country were pulling apart like the two halves of the San Andreas Fault, I found myself breaking bread with a liberal from California.Our “Mission Impossible”? To try to bridge the gap tha...

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Trump’s year of living dangerously

January 06, 2018 at 8:54 pm

The Associated Press delivered its traditional Top 10 list last month and while the choices actually made more sense than usual, they were particularly antiseptic — as if the AP were afraid to give context to the stories.What was missing, i...

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COLUMN: A finger in the dike holding back the fake news

December 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

I took a rare shift as news editor last Saturday, which gave me an unexpected chance to put my finger in the dike holding back the flood of fake news caused by those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome. As I was sifting through the As...

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Christmas memories are forever

December 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Probably my earliest memories revolve around Christmas Day on Kennedy Drive in Waldwick, New Jersey, where my older brother Angelo got all the cool presents and I just got to break them! That was in the late 1950s, so there was a mix of spa...

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Swamp critters target Ryan Zinke, but I’m betting on the SEAL

December 16, 2017 at 9:59 pm

If anything speaks authoritatively on the partisan mess that is Washington, D.C., it is the vilification of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, seemingly the left’s favorite target after President Trump himself.Just last week, former government ...

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What would G. Washington make of D.C. Washington? (Some dare call it a swamp!)

December 09, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Once again it has become apparent that the partisan divisions within our nation have strained our patriotic foundation to the point of crumbling.Turn on the TV news any day and you will see competing narratives that seem to have nothing in ...

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Whitefish Energy and big media’s obsession with scandal

December 02, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Unlikely as it seems, Whitefish has become inextricably linked — and in a most hurtful way — to Puerto Rico, to scandal and to hurricanes.That’s because the little start-up company called Whitefish Energy (yes, with its two employees) had t...

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A final farewell to J.B. Stone (and his mom)

November 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Last week’s column about J.B. Stone’s crusade for justice for Navy veterans who had been the victims of shipboard testing of hazardous materials brought a lot of positive response, but sadly also bad news.As I noted last week, J.B. had fade...

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Get it done for J.B. Stone, the indomitable ‘human test rat and raconteur extraordinaire’

November 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

A press release from Sen. Jon Tester that I received last Tuesday held some apparent good news for a small group of veterans who have been fighting a private war against the Pentagon for three or four decades.Tester introduced a bill in Mar...

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Jim Oliverson more than deserving of the title of Great Chief

November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Jim Oliverson was named Great Chief by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, and as was to be expected in a man of true greatness, he was humble, self-effacing and somewhat shocked in accepting the award.I’m happy that I was ...

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