Category - 2017 Special Election

Gianforte’s History of Violence

After audio was released last week that showed Greg Gianforte has a history of abusive, violent behaviors it has started an outpouring of citizens standing up and speaking out. I have received many calls, messages and concerned citizens reaching out...

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In breaking news, Rob Quist has just endorsed Andy Shirtliff for Montana Public Service Commission. This is a powerful endorsement for many reasons. For one, Rob Quist does not endorse very often and is very careful about who gets his support. Rob...

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Guest Post: All We Need is Love

One of my favorite songs as we celebrate Valentine’s Day is The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” and lyrics, “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done…Nothing you can make that can’t be made…love is all you need.” Let’s show...

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Today Kathleen Williams, three-term state legislator and Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, led dozens of supporters — and over 1,000 other Montanans — in Missoula’s second annual Women’s March. Kathleen and her...

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Best of the Montana Blogs, 2017

I’d like to say that this has been an annual feature at the blog, but the annual list of some of the best posts written on Montana blogs has largely depended on whether I am traveling over the holidays. Since I’m not this year—and...

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It’s unfortunate that I have to write this post on Christmas Day but I feel the need to nominate someone for the 2017 Scrooge Award. It’s Sen. Jennifer Fielder (R-Thompson Falls). The Office of Public Assistance serving Sanders County is...

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This is what budget cuts look like

They’re just the mentally ill. No big deal. Ten days before Christmas, mental health care providers in Missoula received layoff slips, according to MTPR. Western Montana Mental Health said it can’t confirm the exact number of layoffs until...

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