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Helena Symphony is a bright spot in a dark world

So, to Mr. Allan R. Scott, and every member of the symphony and its entire organization, I would like to express my deepest gratitude. Read more

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How many tax breaks do the wealthy need?

Now our self-serving governor wants to give himself and his wealthy friends another tax break under the guise of encouraging more businesses and job growth. Read more

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8 cartoons shred the classified documents scandal

Cartoonists from across the country react to the widening classified documents scandal and other key issues in the news.  Read more

Repealing the state energy policy is a power grab

Repealing the state energy policy is stripping away the people’s voice. No industry has requested the repeal of the energy policy that has … Read more

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Will white hoods and robes be next?

I see Montana now has a "Freedom Caucus," but some members don't want their names included. Another legislator questions the need for India… Read more

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Shocked at Carroll's public funding request

Shocked at Carroll’s public funding request Read more

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Russian shelling of Kherson leaves at least three dead

Ukrainian authorities say 3 people have been killed in a Russian missile strike in the city of Kherson. Kyiv alleges the strike targeted a … Read more

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Tyre Nichols was a photographer. See the world through his lens

Before Tyre Nichols died after police beat him following a traffic stop in Memphis, he was a teenager who made skateboarding videos with hi… Read more

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Memphis police say 6th officer relieved of duty after Tyre Nichols' death

A sixth Memphis police officer has been placed on administrative leave in the aftermath of the violent arrest that led to Tyre Nichols' dea… Read more

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Montana Housing Coalition: Governor’s Housing Task Force provides blueprint for legislative solutions

When Gov. Greg Gianforte announced the formation of a task force in July to identify “short- and long-term recommendations and strategies f… Read more

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Melinda Reed: System needs to adapt so all can serve

The Montana Legislature lost a member recently. A young woman resigned because, among other reasons, as a college student, the low-paying p… Read more

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Kendall Cotton: Funding students instead of systems

This last week I joined with parents and education freedom advocates across Montana in celebrating National School Choice Week — recognizin… Read more

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What would happen if Twitter failed? There may be unintended consequences | Hot off the Wire podcast

While Twitter has many critics, a researcher explains the ramifications of losing an important source of real-time information as well as geotagged data.  Read more

Hot off the Wire podcast: Rooting for Twitter to fail? We could lose valuable data if that happens

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Suspected homicide at Montana State Prison; no details released

SEABORN LARSON seaborn.larson@lee.net

State prison officials said no further information would be released while the investigation is pending.  Read more

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