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by jhwygirl This post was the 8th post I ever wrote for 4&20blackbirds, way back in 2007. I found a follow-up to this story this evening as I perused the Great Falls Tribune for some Supermontanareporter John S. Adams news reporting, hopefully on the Exxon spill of the Yellowstone River. Instead I found this story […]

by jhwygirl This comes to us via Electric City Weblog. The Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) was denied access to City of Great Falls records pertaining to the possibly soon-to-be-ill-fated coal-fired Highwood Generation Plant being constructed for Southern Electric Generation and Transmission. The feasibility study is apparently problematic for the city – City Attorney Gliko […]

by jhwygirl In a contentious City Council meeting last Tuesday, June 20th, Great Falls Mayor Dona Stebbins had Susan Overfield removed, forceably (via 3 plain clothed police officers), for violating a 3-minute public comment rule. Apparently there is nothing in Great Falls that is worthy of anything more than 3 minutes of comment from any […]

by jhwygirl NARAL Pro-Choice Montana is collecting signatures for a full-page ad it plans to place in the Great Falls Tribune. There’s great coverage of this story over at Left in the West (from Allyson, and another from Planned Parenthood of Montana) and MontanaNetroots (from Shane, who has apparently raised the ire of the anti-birth […]

by Jay Stevens  I recently wrote about abuses occurring at a private behavioral modification program for at-risk teens, and called for stricter regulation of teen programs. There were some very concerned and informative comments to that post, even from my sister who worked at a private teen program in Massachusetts for a few years. First, […]

by Jay Stevens  Gwen Florio wrote a story on the “outing” of Bowen Greenwood, who posts on “What’s Right” as blogger NeoMadison. Recently, Bowen revealed his identity publicly on a WRIM post, which was met by some thoughtful comments. (And many not-so-thoughtful ones, as well.) Florio’s piece was actually very fair to both Greenwood and […]

It’s shortly after 6am on a crazy morning. The latest CNN count has Tester up by 1,500; that seems to have a more up-to-date count than the state’s count, which has fewer votes shown and a 3,000 vote gap. This is a nail-biter. For all of you who pounded the streets, rang on doorbells, and […]

Hey all, I just reached Great Falls and checked into my room. The convention center is still empty, except for two enormous television screens (think movie-theater size) about twenty network cameras and a bunch of suits with microphones. And the Governor! This morning I was canvassing the Rattlesnake District. Probably picked up two votes – […]

More great news for Tester: the Billings Gazette has endorsed the Big Sandy farmer over his Republican opponent, Conrad Burns. Matt: As they point out, Tester led the Montana Dems to do precisely that as President of the Montana Senate. The Gazette reviews a bunch of Tester’s record, basically concluding that someone who lived up […]

by William Skink Lee Newspapers, an innovator in self-destruction, sent two seasoned reporters from its State Bureau walking with buy-outs. The news is just now breaking, and my TL on Twitter has erupted with tweets of dismay. Rightly so. Here’s Ed Kemmick reacting: The news is out that news coverage in Montana is taking a […]

by lizard Politically, things are getting back to normal in Montana. Republicans are doing stupid stuff already by getting busted having a secret meeting to discuss their legislative agenda. Because it’s Republicans doing it, it’s obviously bad and therefore worthy of a Cowgirl post. I don’t recall if there was any criticism from Cowgirl when […]

by lizard When James Conner denounced 4&20 Blackbirds, he included our propensity (JC and myself) for mistrusting mainstream news sources as a contributing factor to our anti-Americanism: They don’t trust the mainstream media, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, or the Guardian. They seem to see a conspiracy behind every sunflower. They […]

by lizard I noticed a little change in this year’s Best Of contest put out by the Missoula Independent. The best blog category has been replaced with a more general best website category removed, leaving the best website category, which was won this year by Missoula Events. Though the prominence of blogging has diminished over […]

by lizard In a Cowgirl post titled Extremist Legislators Left 50,000 in the Coverage Gap the failure of expanding Medicaid is placed solely on Tea Party legislators: A faction of extreme right legislators banded together during the last session to refuse the federal funds to pay for 100% of the health care benefits for working […]

by lizard Blogs and whether they are dying or not has been a subject touched on here and other virtual spaces as online chatter shifted from blog spaces to Twitter and other platforms. In the last few weeks I’ve seen content I’ve written popping up in other places, which is mostly a good thing, and […]

New Blogs

by jhwygirl Just added two new blogs over there under Mountain Blogs – Preserve the Beartooth Front and Mountains, Plains & People. Preaerve the Beartooth Front is written by David Katz, and offers us insights into fracking dangers here in Montana. Mountains, Plains & People is written by Eric Dietrich, Cops & Courts reporter for […]

by lizard Montana Democrats are struggling because environmentalists are obnoxious hippie job killers alienating themselves from the base of labor, who have been scooped up by the right. That seems to be the conventional wisdom, as evidenced by this comment from Rob Kailey: For 20 some years, the Montana Democratic party has been relying on […]

by lizard When your choice is between bad and worse, it’s logical to choose the least bad thing. For example, if you transport oil and other fuel by train, this can happen: Early Saturday morning a train carrying crude oil that was supposed to be stopped for the night rolled downhill toward the town of […]

by lizard Today was not a bad day to be out cleaning up the Clark Fork with my family and nearly 1,000 other Missoulians. To visually see the trash on just our little section of river pile up was impressive. Getting people together to do something positive for our environment, what a strange idea. Like […]

by jhwygirl Major rumbling began maybe 2 weeks ago – a bill designed to kill Montana craft breweries as we know it. Lizard, though, I should point out, gave us the foreboding preview back in February with his The Politics of Beer post. HB616 has been put forth by Great Falls Rep. Roger Hagan at […]

by lizard Usually, when it comes to political rhetoric, creating jobs and supporting small businesses are touted as top priorities. Unfortunately, what politicians say is often at odds with what they actually do once in office. In today’s Missoulian, there is plenty of evidence that our state legislators are not immune. Two years ago, instead […]

by jhwygirl When bigots and racists are allowed in the very institutions that implement law on the public individual, the whole legal system is called into question. Makes me also wonder about what we don’t hear. This latest story from Great Falls Tribune Helena bureau reporter John S. Adams leaves me with the startling realization […]

by Pete Talbot The folks who practice in front of Judge Cebull say he’s a stand-up kinda guy.  What else are they going to say?  Also … “Many of the attorneys contacted for this story declined to comment on the record,” says the Great Falls Tribune.  And there aren’t any quotes in the article from those who […]

by jhwygirl I’m more disgusted than shocked – it’s no surprise, really, that a court that would side with the sale of our elections to the highest willing buyer determined yesterday that our public waterways can be owned by private corporations, without even payment to use the land. I won’t pretend to have studiously read […]

by jhwygirl As always – please consider this an open thread. Kevin Hamm has a new project: PoliticktickBOOM. It’s a podcast on politics. I’m looking forward to an issued-based audioblogpodcast for here in Montana. Hamm (if his blog stuff is any indicator) will be doing it right. Crazy amount of money pouring/poured from Jackson Hole […]

by jhwygirl Quick hit here. Caught this yesterday Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Montana’s Electrical Cooperatives Association is sponsoring its Campaign School which is designed – as the Chronicle put it – to encourage newcomers to enter the political sector. Classes are being held in Great Falls on the 7th, Missoula the 8th, Bozeman the 9th and […]

by jhwygirl Dave Gallik’s resignation as Commissioner of Political Practices was quick and fast – Great Falls Tribune reporter John S. Adams continues the scandal story this morning with news of events at the Capitol yesterday, which include Gallik repeatedly stating that the staff had called the police on him, despite that apparently not being […]

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