EDITORIAL: President Trump and the end of politics as usual

January 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

President Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, and he began his term with a call to action and a promise that politics as usual would come to a grinding halt in Washington, D.C.“The time for emp...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s victory was on shoulders of American people

January 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

It was approximately 18 months ago when I wrote my first column about Donald Trump. Like many of the columns I have written before and after it, the focus was illegal immigration.It is my opinion that Washington, D.C., invited the election ...

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EDITORIAL: Longtime project coming to fruition

January 20, 2017 at 6:01 pm

It’s been a long time coming — 17 years to be exact — but it looks as though the commercial and residential community planned so many years ago for the area north of West Reserve Drive is poised to finally materialize.The 485-acre block of ...

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EDITORIAL: Pond Hockey Classic back!

January 19, 2017 at 7:16 pm

The Montana Pond Hockey classic is back where it belongs — on Foys Lake.The popular tournament got started in February 2014 with a very successful initial outing, but the 2015 tournament had to be moved to Woodland Park due to inadequate ic...

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EDITORIAL: Exciting new chapter for Kalispell

January 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

The final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, and Kalispell’s core-area redevelopment plan is now looking like a blueprint for success.On Wednesday, the city of Kalispell and the Flathead County Economic Development Authority announc...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: In Montana, love your neighbor is not just talk

January 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

“I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.” —Martin Luther King Jr. There are many forms of evil, but from what I can tell, most evil can best be described as the inability to internalize the oth...

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EDITORIAL: Dennison studied, then made, history

January 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

The University of Montana and the Flathead Valley are mourning the loss of George Dennison last week, a man who is widely regarded as one of the most impactful educators in the state’s history. Dennison had been battling cancer and passed a...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Fake news, or: ‘The Art of the Fail’

January 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

In the old days, philosophers used to meditate about how many angels could fit on the head of a pin. These days, deep thinkers want to know how much fake news CNN can squeeze into an hour.The answer, of course, is plenty. I won’t try to act...

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EDITORIAL: Legislature’s focus must be budget

January 01, 2017 at 2:00 am

Tomorrow, the 65th Montana Legislature will convene in Helena. And while legislators have a full collective plate already, balancing the next two-year state budget will be the centerpiece for much of the 90-day session.The most recent reven...

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EDITORIAL: A new New Year’s tradition?

December 30, 2016 at 9:09 am

Lakeside offers a fun new way to end the old year or start the new one as the Flathead Lake Skijoring Championships kick off what we hope will be a long tradition. The new event will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 1, on a priva...

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