Saturday, December 03, 2022


Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago

The end of an era on Big Mountain Rd.

As I’m riding my bicycle down Big Mountain Road this summer, dodging developer vehicles and construction debris ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Legislature must act to end anti-housing NIMBYism

As Republican and Democratic legislators representing a mix of Montana’s cities and rural areas, we have our fair share of political differences.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Don’t expect much from Bukacek if elected to PSC

As a member of the Flathead County Health Board Ann Bukacek showed up unprepared, insisted on her own views, and actively proselyted outside the boundaries of Board meetings.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Zinke: Politically motivated investigations are nonsense

I was honored to serve as Secretary of the Interior. Indian trust lands, public lands, wildlife management, water, and federal energy, all fall within Interior.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tranel: Nov. 8 presents a consequential choice

Many of us have faced that intense moment, clutching a pregnancy test and a timer, waiting, agonizing, bargaining for the result to be one line or two. For those facing a pregnancy they did not intend, or cannot ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Physicians oppose LR-131 initiative

We are Montana health care professionals who care deeply for the health, safety, and well-being of our patients.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Zinke’s absence at Whitefish forum shows he isn’t interested in representing the people

I organized a candidate’s forum for our new Western District Congressional Representative in Whitefish in September. I invited all three candidates within days of each other in early July before their calendars h...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Elect PSC commissioners who will challenge utilities on behalf of ratepayers

It was no surprise to open the paper last week and learn that the Public Service Commission had approved a $92 million interim rate increase for Northwestern Energy.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
City's proclamation doesn't represent many Whitefish residents

The City Council’s Sept. 6 Proclamation in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on overturning Roe vs. Wade does not represent many residents of Whitefish.

Updated 2 months ago
Reflecting on growth in Whitefish Schools

As we begin autumn, I’d like to reflect on change and progress in Whitefish Schools. We’ve had a fantastic start to the school year!

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Fixing the department of ‘miseducation’

Like my mother and father before me, I am a proud graduate from Whitefish High School and was equally proud that after a 23-year career in the military with multiple overseas tours, two of my three children were ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
A plan to address the affordability crisis

In my campaign for Congress, I’ve traveled over 35,000 miles to connect with Montanans across the district.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hosting congressional candidate forum

We are all fortunate to live in a very engaged community where people care deeply about our growth as a city. And though it is hard work showing up for our democracy over and over again, it is also how we tend to...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
People in congress need to work for us

People in Congress must represent all of us. Their job is to work on the many complex problems that our state and country face. These problems are real.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The importance of debate

Monica Tranel and John Lamb, Democrat and Libertarian running for Montana’s new Congressional seat, have agreed to debate each other in every county in the western district.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Ranked Choice Voting a bad idea

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in Montana primary elections being promoted by Marc Racicot and Bob Brown is a terrible idea. Until Montana has an unbiased and even-handed media, we are better off keeping the current ...