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As Thanksgiving fast approaches this week individuals around the state and the nation prepare themselves for the torrent of debate on all political matters. However, this year I would ask each one of us that we set aside our political differences and look at each other not as debate opponent…

The University of Montana is misleading incoming students by saying it has an inclusive campus when there are many barriers keeping students with disabilities from moving freely on it.

Montana is the fourth largest state in our country, with more than 140,000 square miles to its name. Just under 1,500 square miles of that is water, totaling to about one percent of state landholdings. Montana’s Constitution, in Article Nine, Section Three, asserts that all water- surface, u…

The current constitution of Montana came into being at the 1972 constitutional convention that involved one hundred Montanans who came from all levels of society. They sat alphabetically and not by party lines like the current rhetoric of today’s politics would most likely mandate. They came…

In the leadup to its football game against UM last weekend, the Sacramento State football team dropped a cool uniform reveal video. A Sac State player flexed at the camera as it circled him and showed off the green uniform combination he was wearing.

The Montana Constitution is an admirable work, and I marvel at it because, being from Colorado, not even our state constitution can compare to it. Recently, "the right to know" in the Montana Constitution has caught my eye. I want to know what my legislators are doing and how their choices b…

The right of individual privacy is essential to the well-being of a free society and shall not be infringed without the showing of a compelling state interest, these words are enshrined within the Montana constitution under Article II section 10. Section 10 of Article II guarantees all Monta…

Please join me in voting to re-elect Dave Strohmaier to the Board of Missoula County Commissioners. Since he took office six years ago, our county government has become much more functional, innovative, collaborative, and responsive to community needs.

As we are falling into the full swing of autumn, hunters around the state are gearing up for the opening of deer and elk season. Before the season opens on October 22nd, it’s a great time to celebrate the protections that Montana’s constitution provides for hunters. Article Ten, Section Seve…

For the last 50 years, Montana’s constitution has protected some of the most basic and widely undisputed rights of Montanans. Here we have the right to live our lives without the government dictating how we should go about doing so and to thrive on our land.

It is that time of the decade when Montana’s house districts are up for redistricting. While most within the state may choose to disregard the redistricting as something they do not have the time for and let the authorities decide its fate for them, it is this inaction that thousands of thes…