Editorial

Kalispell embarks on new journey

March 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

It’s a pivotal time for the heart of Kalispell.Anyone who attended the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday and got the latest update about plans to redevelop the city’s core area no doubt came away with a good feeling about Ka...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Community news keeps newspapers as relevant as ever

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

Among the many fake news headlines making the rounds on the internet, one of the most popular is “Newspapers are dead.”Let’s put that to bed right away. According to the Editor & Publisher Newspaper DataBook’s study “State of the News M...

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K-9 unit is valuable new resource

March 23, 2017 at 6:31 pm

The Kalispell Police Department welcomed a valuable new resource in the fight against drug use and drug-related crime last weekend with the introduction of its first K-9 unit.“You’re seeing the beginning of a really good partnership for the...

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Keep health protections for Libby

March 19, 2017 at 7:00 am

Libby asbestos victims got some welcome news earlier this month when it became known the proposed American Health Care Act — the Republicans’ repeal-and-replace bill for the Affordable Care Act — will preserve special provisions for the vic...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s war with CIA was preceded by Kennedy’s

March 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

The New York Times, in a front-page story, said that the president “wanted to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.”Whether that quote is accurate or not we don’t know, but it makes sense that after the agency d...

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Wolfpack a howling success at state

March 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

Glacier High School showed no fear in the thrilling final seconds of last Saturday’s State AA boys basketball championship.A once commanding lead over Bozeman was whittled to just a few points in the final seconds of the fourth quarter as G...

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Local-option tax long overdue

March 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

Just as there is a divide between big cities and small towns in national politics, so too there is a marked division between urban areas and rural counties in Montana — and never is that division more marked than when the topic is local-opt...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Donald Trump, Huxley and the ‘enemies of freedom’

March 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

It was the tweet heard round the world.“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” —Donald Trump, via Twitter, Feb. 17, 2017.Trump the counterpuncher had thro...

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EDITORIAL: Don’t balance budget on college’s back

March 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

The Legislature faces a daunting task in balancing the budget, and we appreciate the fact that no government program or service should be considered sacrosanct when making the tough choices about how to match expenditures to revenue.Nonethe...

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Kats win well-deserved championship 34-year championship drought is finally in the rear-view. The Wildkats of Columbia Falls claimed the school’s first girls basketball championship since 1983 in dominating a tough Hardin team 73-50 in the State A title

March 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm

A 34-year championship drought is finally in the rear-view. The Wildkats of Columbia Falls claimed the school’s first girls basketball championship since 1983 in dominating a tough Hardin team 73-50 in the State A title game last weekend.Le...

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