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 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking Out My BackDoor: Unconnected observations, no commentary included

I grew up, my early childhood, in southern Indiana, on a farm. I spent my free time outdoors, in the yard, the barnyard, the woods. I could name by sight or sound more birds than I... — Updated 8/31/2023


Letter to the Editor - What happened to Republican values?

Editor, OK, armed and ready, I sat down with a computer, a postcard and letter from Gov. Gianforte and two letters from his Revenue Department on how to get a property tax rebate. Logged on to website and bonk — What’s a... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Apple empanadas

Usually, just as I am getting close to leaving Mexico, I find some absolutely irresistible treat and have to eat it every single day until I leave. I arrive back in the U.S. a few... — Updated 8/29/2023


On civility

August is Civility Month, and it is a great time to take a moment to practice disagreeing without being disagreeable. Are you comfortable having conversations with people who disagree with you? Do you know how to find ways to... — Updated 8/29/2023


Support your free press

Police raiding a newspaper and confiscating reporting material seems like something one would expect to find in a banana-republic, or in a scene from a dystopian novel. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to the Marion... — Updated 8/25/2023


Jimmy Carter: Last days of a good life

In late August, it was reported that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter had entered their “final days.” The 39th president is 98 and his bride of 77 years is 96. Their grandson, Josh, told People Magazine that they are “still holding... — Updated 8/25/2023

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Daddy's home

It’s seven minutes after 10 p.m., and the usual ruckus ensues. My husband, Peter, is wearing earplugs. He is in the habit of doing this when we’re staying in San Miguel de... — Updated 8/22/2023


Republican property tax fumble reveals corporate Oz behind the curtain

Growing up in Butte, Montana, I remember watching “The Wizard of Oz” in my family’s living room, mesmerized by the fiery, all-powerful Oz and wondering who he really was. His booming voice. His power over the lives of... — Updated 8/22/2023


Letter to the Editor - Please slow down

Editor, We live in a unincorporated farm community. On a dirt road. It’s harvest. We understand very much. Feeding people has been a passion of mine for a while. We get it. However, we are concerned with the speed you go down... — Updated 8/18/2023


Letter to the Editor - Make sure IEPs are up-to-date

Editor, As the new school year approaches, families of children with special needs should review their child’s IEP to ensure it still meets their child’s needs. Changes in the household as well as typical summer “growth... — Updated 8/18/2023


Letter to the Editor - Big Pharma is hurting competitive markets, which hurts Montanans

Editor, With skyrocketing prescription drug prices, Montanans are left to choose between paying for their life-saving prescriptions or essentials like food or housing. It’s time for Congress to come together and crack down on... — Updated 8/18/2023

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking out my Backdoor: Hot dog

I’ve had several dogs along these many years but never had one get a hot spot. In July, about the time the storms, pitiful as they have been, began blowing and blustering, Lola st... — Updated 8/18/2023


Funding gives Montana plan to reduce vehicle-wildlife collisions

Anyone driving Montana’s highways knows the risk of colliding with deer and other wildlife. Hardly a mile goes by without the gruesome reminders of hit animals, broken bumpers, or smashed headlights scattered on the shoulder. Acc... — Updated 8/18/2023

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Hola hour

Every day, whether here in Mexico or in the U.S., I take a walk. Walking in the morning would be nice, but that’s when I write, and so in the afternoon, I head out to see what the... — Updated 8/15/2023


The coming fight to protect Social Security

Hundreds of thousands of Montanans count on the Social Security payments that they’ve earned through a lifetime of hard work. Currently, 244,937 Montanans receive Social Security. Those payments inject more than $4 billion into t... — Updated 8/15/2023


Federal Highway Act and climate change

This summer, many people around the country experienced extreme weather — heat, drought, thunderstorms, and flooding. After undergoing the hottest July on record, there is a sense of urgency about addressing climate change. The... — Updated 8/15/2023

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking out my backdoor: It's not all peaches and cream

Life. Huh. It is hard not to label things, situations. Oh, that is bad. Oh, that is good. We don’t really know if what we call bad might not be really good. Hey, voice of... — Updated 8/11/2023

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Summer cold

So, I got a cold. If you catch a cold in the winter, everyone is sympathetic. They tell you to drink hot tea and put on another sweater. A cold in the winter just seems like part... — Updated 8/8/2023

 By Will Rawn    Opinion

On Second Thought: Let's invoke the Third Amendment

The Bill of Rights has become controversial. Some think we need a disinformation board to save us from an excess of First Amendment’s free speech. Not that long ago, a retired... — Updated 8/8/2023


What wildfires mean for our health in a changing climate

The 2023 Montana wildfire season was slow to start. Average snowpack combined with rain in much of the state, spared an early fire season. Recent hot days and dry fuels, however, have now put Montana into active fire season with... — Updated 8/8/2023


Letter to the Editor - NAMI Havre looking for donations for NAMI Walk

Editor, NAMI Havre is getting ready for the NAMI Walk Sept. 24, 2023, and we are looking for community businesses and community members who can help with donations. We will be accepting donations all the way through to Sept. 24,... — Updated 8/4/2023

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking out my Backdoor: The world we thought we knew

Yesterday, an email from Jerry pinged into my inbox. (See, I can talk modern too.) Jerry is a high school classmate, Harlem, Class of ’63. Back in ’05 I attended my first class... — Updated 8/4/2023


Denying veterans access to reproductive health care and gender-affirming care is cruel and harmful

The American GI Forum, American Veterans for Equal Rights Transgender and Diverse Veterans of America Action Group and numerous other organizations from around the nation recently denounced amendments to the Military Construction,... — Updated 8/4/2023

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: The painter

I see him painting every afternoon. Every day I take a walk and, when I am in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, my walk usually takes me through an old fabric mill that has been... — Updated 8/1/2023


Republican supermajority responsible for property tax hikes

Too many vacation rentals. Banks buying houses. Committed and hardworking Department of Revenue staff.  There are an awful lot of options for who and what to blame for the steep property tax appraisals that many of us received in... — Updated 8/1/2023


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