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Too Many Casinos
City Commission, Gaming, Great Falls

Too Many Casinos

Many people say the City must do something about too many casinos in this town. The first thing I ask an anti-casino person who drinks alcohol is this: have you ever protested a new bar? No? Oh, so it’s the other guy’s vice you aren’t comfortable with. Because I can make an argument that alcohol…

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…

Small Town, Big Government?
City Commission

Small Town, Big Government?

After a lively couple of weeks, the City has decided — in advance of its previously scheduled March 6 meeting — that the Children’s Museum will not have to pack up and move, at least for now. The fiasco surrounding the CMOM highlighted a larger issue, though: the City’s desire to grow our government. Let’s take a look at some recent statements…

A Good Letter To The Editor In The Tribune
City Commission, Great Falls Tribune

A Good Letter To The Editor In The Tribune

A thoughtful letter-to-the-editor recently ran in the Tribune, one that made us wonder: What if the Trump administration did this? What would be the resultant backlash then? Here’s the letter in its entirety: City ordinance goes too far  Great Falls Ordinance 3148 allows the city to ban anyone from city property for one year for any violation of…

City Staff Can Use PowerPoint At Commission Meetings, City Residents Cannot
City Commission

City Staff Can Use PowerPoint At Commission Meetings, City Residents Cannot

A number of folks don’t think that’s fair, and none more so than the Ol’ Colonel, Richard Liebert. It’s something Liebert has wanted to see changed for years, to no avail. On Friday, Liebert submitted the following written petition to Great Falls City Commissioners, urging them to grant residents the same multimedia privileges as City staff. Liebert’s “ticket,” which…

There’s More To The Story About The City And The Children’s Museum…
City Commission, Great Falls Tribune

There’s More To The Story About The City And The Children’s Museum…

Move along. Nothing to see here… What else is one supposed to glean from the Tribune’s coverage of the City’s relationship with the Children’s Museum of Montana? The City isn’t evicting the museum, they would never do that, and angsty, misinformed residents are spewing “alternative facts” on social media, etc. But doesn’t it seem like there’s more to this story? Here’s the…

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