What is Secretary of State Corey Stapleton hiding?

What is Secretary of State Corey Stapleton hiding?

As Montana's secretary of state, Corey Stapleton has three jobs.

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Zinke's plan for sage grouse could be disastrous

Somehow, Interior Sec.

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We can deport Audemio Orozco-Ramirez. But should we?

Audemio Orozco-Ramirez has been living in the United States for 20 years, but he is not a citizen.

(Opinion)   Aug 10, 2017

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WWGD? The religious case for fighting climate change

Not long after President Trump decided that the United States should withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg told his constituents that if it turned into a "real" problem, God would "take care of" climate change.

(Opinion)   Aug 10, 2017

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When it comes time to die, who do you want calling the shots?

The West seems to have a different attitude about life and death than other parts of the country.

(Opinion)   Aug 3, 2017

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Save Willard School? Here we go again.

Here’s a slogan that will make battle-weary Missoulians shudder: “Save Willard School!” That’s the latest refrain among some neighbors of the alternative high school, which is slated to get a new building as part of the massive school bond approved in November 2015.

(Opinion)   Aug 3, 2017

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In the eternal battle of man vs. sun, does the PSC have what it takes to win?

For more than 200 years now, America has struggled against the sun.

(Opinion)   Aug 3, 2017

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Steve Daines takes the easy way out—again—on health care

In these fractious times, when so much of the people's business seems to involve ruthlessly smashing one another, we need politicians who can bring us together.

(Opinion)   Jul 27, 2017

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Uranium may carry a steep price in rural Utah

Tucked inside the Trump administration's proposed budget is $703 million in funding for nuclear weapons.

(Opinion)   Jul 27, 2017

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Looking a TIF horse in the mouth: Is the MRA getting our money's worth at the Marriott?

Last month, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency offered almost $3.6 million in tax increment financing to the developers of a new hotel on the site of the old Mercantile building.

(Opinion)   Jul 20, 2017

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In Idaho, a hunter finds a sad state of affairs for bears

For $16.96 a person, you can see bears—guaranteed furry stimulation.

(Opinion)   Jul 20, 2017

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The strange and continuing saga of former Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey

Once in a generation, a public servant emerges whose vision of government can only be described as genius.

(Opinion)   Jul 13, 2017

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Zinke's Interior agenda isn't good for vets or land

Last summer, five fellow veterans and I canoed Alaska's Canning River to the Beaufort Sea through one of our nation's most pristine regions, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

(Opinion)   Jul 13, 2017

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For a columnist and a president, it's the 'Best Of' times

This year's Best of Missoula issue marks a historic victory for one of our town's most beloved institutions: me. Granted, I did not win the popular vote.

(Opinion)   Jul 6, 2017

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In absent sequoias, a reminder of what national monuments are for

The old logging roads are grown over with brush and trees, and the smaller trails have faded to faint lines in the duff, barely visible enough to follow.

(Opinion)   Jul 6, 2017

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The Montana Family Foundation wants to see your kid's bathroom pass. You should wonder why.

As a fundamentally good and decent person, I do everything I can to protect children.

(Opinion)   Jun 29, 2017

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Colorado River restoration offers a lesson in collaboration

The Colorado River runs through the heart of my family's ranch near Kremmling, Colorado, where I live and work, so we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of water.

(Opinion)   Jun 29, 2017

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What Steve Daines doesn't understand about flags and free speech

Last week, as senate Republicans crafted a secret bill to remake the nation's health care system, a special prosecutor moved closer to investigating the president and nine separate mass shootings erupted across the country, Sen. Steve Daines took on our most pressing problem: flag burning.

(Opinion)   Jun 22, 2017

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Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

What?

(Opinion)   Jun 22, 2017

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Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news?

On Monday, congressman-elect Greg Gianforte pleaded guilty to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs and was sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

(Opinion)   Jun 15, 2017

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Correcting the record on Montana's marijuana tax

In the past, I have appreciated much of Dan Brooks's work.

(Opinion)   Jun 15, 2017

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Is the Revenue Department ready for Montana's weed tax tidal wave?

This spring, the state Legislature passed a 4-percent sales tax on medical marijuana.

(Opinion)   Jun 8, 2017

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When is a gun too hot to handle? When you're holding for a friend considering suicide.

The pistol arrives at my house in a padded tote, the size you'd pack a picnic lunch in.

(Opinion)   Jun 8, 2017

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Now that I'm rich, I can give till it really hurts

Ever since I built a successful newspaper column and sold it to Lee Enterprises for $1.8 billion, I've been thinking: What should I do with my golden years?

(Opinion)   Jun 1, 2017

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Montanans for National Security calls on Tester and Daines to discuss Russian interference

In the wake of President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel, many citizens may feel powerless to comprehend, let alone influence, where this story leads next.

(Opinion)   Jun 1, 2017

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A seemingly endless election cycle finally comes to a finish

By the time you read this, Montana's special election will be over (unless you read this on Thursday, in which case the results won't be in until later in the day).

(Opinion)   May 25, 2017

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