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Fox News Report: Gianforte Also Punched Guardian Reporter
U.S. House Special Election

Fox News Report: Gianforte Also Punched Guardian Reporter

Holy sh*t. What else can really be said about the stunning news of Republican Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body-slamming a reporter, the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs, today in Bozeman? The audio, which you can listen to here, doesn’t sound good for Gianforte. After an hour or so, Gianforte’s press secretary, Shane Scanlon, offered the following statement: ‘Tonight, as…

Challenger Emerges For City Commission Seat
City Commission

Challenger Emerges For City Commission Seat

On April 20, the filing period opened for Great Falls Mayoral and City Commission candidates. Despite an otherwise quiet municipal electoral landscape, we were recently alerted to the online presence of one Commission candidate, Tyson Habein. You can follow his campaign on Facebook here. While he doesn’t seem to possess particularly high name ID, Habein’s could make for an interesting candidacy. He’s…

City Staff Deserves Credit For Sorting Out CDBG Mess
City Commission

City Staff Deserves Credit For Sorting Out CDBG Mess

As more details emerge about conflicts of interest surrounding the City and CDBG funds, the more it has become increasingly clear that staff, and City Attorney Sara Sexe in particular, have done an admirable job of sorting out a messy situation. As Gregg Smith noted, Paris Gibson Square, as an organization, has every right to raise questions about an alleged conflict on the CDC in…

On Breitbart: Quist Urges Climate Change Deniers To Kill Themselves
U.S. House Special Election

On Breitbart: Quist Urges Climate Change Deniers To Kill Themselves

Montana’s special election to replace Ryan Zinke has made national headlines, including this amusing piece from Breitbart yesterday. Enjoy the juxtaposition; on one hand, the analytical, nuts-and-bolts Greg Gianforte, and on the other, well, Rob Quist: The Republican nominee answered a question about climate change and the Clean Power Plan saying, “Everyone believes that the climate is changing.”…

Changing Of The Guard
Blogging

Changing Of The Guard

We know you haven’t heard from us in some time. Some of you wondered (hoped?) if we were simply going to go away. The truth is, we have been in transition. Effective today, founding Editor Kelly Parks has resigned, and Phil Faccenda will be taking her place. “Kelly deserves tremendous credit for getting this project off…

Responding To An Angry Reader
Angry Reader

Responding To An Angry Reader

On a Facebook post sharing Phil Faccenda’s excellent piece from yesterday, Angry Reader Dennis Granlie really let us have it. He writes, “You really need to change the name of this blog to “Sore Losers’ Page.” You simply must accept that Rick lost the election and stop trying to litigate it time and time again! When…

Nativism Alive And Well On The Great Falls City Commission
City Commission, U.S. House Special Election

Nativism Alive And Well On The Great Falls City Commission

Great Falls City Commissioner Tracy Houck, a partisan Democrat from Pennyslvania, wrote an amusing letter-to-the-editor, slamming Republican Greg Gianforte for allegedly not representing “Montanan” values. Supporting Rob Quist, Houck writes in today’s Tribune: We have seen him understand our values, our needs and our experiences and turn them into song. While one’s ability to fashion values into…

Way To Go, GFPS
GFPS

Way To Go, GFPS

Say what you will about the School Trustees, but a majority of them seem to be very tuned in to public sentiment. Last night, the School Board rejected a $1.2 million elementary levy by a 4-2 vote, with only Bob Moretti and big government liberal Don Ryan dissenting. Ryan is currently up for re-election. As the tide seemed to…

Anonymous Packet Hits The Westside, Rips GFPS
County Commission, GFPS

Anonymous Packet Hits The Westside, Rips GFPS

A number of Westside residents received a surprise in their mailboxes this week, in the form of the following 12-page packet. In it, the author takes issue with Tammy Lacey and GFPS for the School District’s construction plans at the Little Russell School site. The District’s operations facility does not conform with county zoning requirements. One…

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