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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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Oddfellows preserve lodge in Libby

December 09, 2017 at 7:11 pm

If you’ve never heard of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, you’re probably not alone. Although they keep a quiet presence, the charitable, faith-based, fraternal organization dates clear back to 18th century England, when its members wer...

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A mother-in-law who was always ‘fine’

December 03, 2017 at 3:00 am

My mother-in-law spent her last hours on earth much like she spent her life, surrounded by the love and lively banter of her children and their families.We rushed over to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, two weeks ago after learning her health was rap...

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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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TERRY COLUMN: Thanks for the good times, Montana

November 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

Thank you. After six years in the Flathead Valley and eight years in the Treasure State, this is the last week I’ll be working in Montana. After the paper prints on Saturday, I’ll be packing up and moving to Arizona, where I have taken a ne...

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‘What the world needs now’

November 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Navigating through the often complex web of medical care can be difficult enough without having to schedule appointments, tests and surgeries over the holidays. Now, imagine muddling through while living in a shelter, not knowing where you ...

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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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TERRY COLUMN: Be careful what you wish for

November 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

Losing to your rival is never easy. Frankly, it never should be. For the second time in three seasons, a head football coach in the Brawl of the Wild has lost his job following an extended losing streak in the rivalry. Bob Stitt was let go ...

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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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‘Real Norwegians Eat Lutefisk’

November 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

Not long ago I had a cryptic phone message from Cheryl at Bookworks in Whitefish. She had a book for me to pick up. She thought I’d really enjoy it; that was it.I stopped at the bookstore the following Saturday morning, and sure enough, she...

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