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Montana’s 68th legislature is in session and is considering over 1300 bills to date.  Most of us will only take note of a few high-profile bills that will have a direct and immediate impact on our lives.  For example, tax relief bills, a couple of which will pass with little opposition.  How… Read Article Be wary of SJ 2

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Government has an obligation to make our lives better. Will congress enact more corporate tax cuts now that Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives? Will they extend current corporate tax cuts? How about tax cuts for the rest of us? That's right, the 95% of us who do n… Read Article Tax burden takes a toll

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I am encouraged by the outcome of the midterm elections. Not because all the candidates and ballot issues I voted for succeeded, but because winners and losers alike were for the most part, gracious and accepted the will of the people. Civility may be making a comeback in politics. In my opi… Read Article Time to move on

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Independent U.S. House candidate Gary Buchanan is for “common sense solutions.” He was advocated for in the Boulder Monitor. Should I vote for him? For what solutions will he, Gary, advocate? “...without the shackles of partisanship...” Smart prhase, but for what bills will he vote? He will … Read Article Buchanan: is he for war or peace?

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Montana now has a newly drawn eastern congressional district! As the campaign season heats up in advance of the Nov. 8 general election, we have the opportunity to elect a true leader. This leader is campaigning about common-sense solutions. He is committed to building a united Montana in wh… Read Article Clancy woman supports Buchanan

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In today’s society it’s no surprise factual information is being ignored to push an agenda. The North American model of wildlife conservation is under attack by special interest groups funded largely by out-of-state revenue. Read Article War on Wolf Management

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After reading Jim Smith’s view in the July 6 edition of the Monitor I found myself extremely confused.  He lamented that if women are unable to have the choice to have an abortion they have been deprived of human rights.  I ask him to think about the rights of the unborn.  They are in fact h… Read Article Consider the lives of the unborn

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On May 24 we witnessed yet another horrific, senseless killing of innocent little children! At least 19 elementary school students, two teachers and one sick individual! Twenty-one innocent people dead so one individual can get a high from killing. Read Article Enough is enough!

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I’m voicing support for Mary Janacaro Hensleigh for Jefferson County Commissioner, District 1. As Whitehall’s town attorney since 2015, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mayor Hensleigh since she took office in 2018. Under her leadership, bitterness and fighting has dropped considerably.… Read Article I'm Whitehall's attorney. I know Mary Hensleigh is right for County Commission

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The Jefferson Valley Sportsman’s Association urges all Jefferson County voters to vote for the continuation of the existing three (3) mill levy for the Jefferson County Weed Control District. Unless reauthorized by voters during the June 2022 primary election, the mil levy will sunset on Jun… Read Article Please vote to continue weed control—we all need it

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When it comes to choosing our legislator for Jefferson County, there is only one choice—Marta Bertoglio. Marta is a rural Montana native who understands our family values. As an Air Force Academy graduate, military officer and small business owner, Marta is an engaged community leader who wi… Read Article Vote for a patriot, not a poacher

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I watched the "Frontline" television special “Putin’s Road to War”. Putin does not care about the Ukrainian people or the world’s view of him, he cares only to win, at whatever cost. He is more dangerous than ever. During the program there was footage of the infamous Helsinki meeting between… Read Article Trump and Putin must both lose

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We are living in very difficult times, but they are our times. Times we have helped create and need to help heal. For democracy to work we need a healthy government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Dark money stands between us and the healthy government we need. Read Article Save our democracy, defeat dark money

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