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Talking to Kids About Race

Here are some facts about the events in Charlottesville, Va., as they have unfolded over previous weeks: A rally, organized by known white supremacist blogger Jason Kessler, was held in Charlottesvile last week. The idea to hold the rally was sparked...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Weekend at Bernie's

On Saturday (May 20) I attended the political rally for Rob Quist with special guest Bernie Sanders in Butte, Mont. It began with two locals sharing their healthcare stories. A woman who had battled cancer three different times, is now facing loss...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Quist on the Issues: Healthcare

The House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on May 4, and began the process of implementing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Republicans had tried to get a similar bill passed earlier this year, but the language of the bill split the party...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    News    May 10, 2017

Art Square Silent Auction Returns to Glasgow

Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery's second annual ArtSquare Auction is back! Twenty-six pieces of artwork can be seen in store windows all over town, including Soma-dis Deli and The Loaded Toad. These... Full story

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    Opinion    May 10, 2017

The Truth About Rob Quist: A Regular Guy's Money Problems

If you’ve watched television lately you might have seen the attack ads against Rob Quist, the Cut Bank man who is running for Congress in the upcoming special election. I remember when I was little, campaign ads like that would come on TV and both...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Considering Rob Quist:

Today I visited Pass Creek School, a one-room schoolhouse north of Bozeman with eight kids. We talked about Montana artists and did an art project together. Most of them drew pictures of horses, or of moving cows, or their 4-H pigs. They were smart...

 

Executive Orders, Refugees, and Us

President Trump recently signed an executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days, suspending the admission of all refugees for 120 days. America has received more refugees...

 

Be a Positive Force in the World

Well, 2016 has been hailed by some as the worst year, ever. While that’s plainly nearsighted (remember the Bubonic Plague? A third of Europe succumbed to that black death), it’s been tough for a lot of us. Three fabulous idols, Prince, David...

 

Open Hearts

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I’m the youngest of six, so when I was growing up, Thanksgiving meant my siblings who had gone off to college came home, filling the house with the comfortable noise and familiarity I missed while...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    Opinion    May 25, 2016

What the Transgender Law Really Means

At this point most people have heard of the so-called “bathroom bill” passed in North Carolina. This is a law decreeing all people must use restrooms in accordance to the gender they were born into. What the public doesn’t seem to realize is... Full story

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    News    April 27, 2016

Veterans Memorial and Wheatgrass Arts Benefit

Wheatgrass Arts will hold the Art Square Silent Auction on Friday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. Donations will benefit both the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial in Fort Peck and Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery. More than twenty “Art Squares,” will be up...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    News    March 30, 2016

Wheatgrass Artist of the Month: Jason Brock

Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery in downtown Glasgow will be holding a First Friday Art Exhibit of Wolf Point artist Jason Brock’s paintings this Friday evening, April 1, at 5:30. Brock was born and raised in Wolf Point, where in grade school he fell...

 

Flint Water Crisis: Bottled

The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has been extensively covered by most, if not all, major news networks. All three of Montana’s main newspapers have covered the topic, Time ran a cover story, and the New York Times did a feature piece. In short,...

 

Show Them What We've Got

I’m ordering a latte in downtown Missoula. Behind me in line a young man has a yoga mat slung over his shoulder. Behind him, a woman in a suit dress. My barista is young and cheerful; I tip my change plus a buck. The only thing wrong with this pict...

 

Seeking Common Ground

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Bundy militia takeover of a government building in Oregon. I pointed out the discrepancies between the way racial justice activists and these men have been treated by the media. Since then, 55-year-old Robert...

 

The Brothers Bundy and Black Lives Matter

On Jan. 3, a group of armed extremists took hold of a government facility, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, in Oregon. They apparently want the government to hand over this public land to local ranchers, loggers, and miners. The...

 

Measurements of Progress

Virgil Vaupel claims the EEOC discriminates against white men. And in fact, there have been cases in which the EEOC has ruled in favor of white men who were discriminated against. If Virgil had chosen to cite credible examples of this happening, he...

 

Equalizing Views on the EEOC

I'm not sure what Virgil Vaupel intended to communicate in his last article, in which he revisits Equal Opportunity. I came away with an understanding of what he meant to say, but just in case (because I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt)...

 

Local Author Publishes Alphabet Book

A is for Arrowhead by Toni Lagree isn't like any other alphabet book you have in your collection. In Lagree's book, the letters look like the words they represent. When her children were learning to...

 
 By Tess Fahlgren    News    November 4, 2015

Porcupines Tackle Red Ribbon Run

At 5:00 in the morning on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 16 Nashua High School Students met in the Bergie's parking lot to take part in the 30th Annual Red Ribbon Run. There, tribal members from Poplar smudged...

 

Manly Mustaches and Close-Mindedness

When I am at a community gathering, I like to admire the men around me. I am of the opinion that an adult man should be clean-shaven, wear a cowboy hat and Wranglers, and boast a belt buckle. Most of the men in this area meet these expectations very...

 

Sunny Skies at Bjornberg

The annual Saco/Hinsdale community picnic at the Bjornberg Bridge came off without a hitch on Sunday, Sept. 20. Under the shade of the cottonwoods on the north bank of the Milk River, a lasting...

 

Book Review: Andy Weir's The Martian

“Mankind flung its advance agents ever outward, ever outward. Eventually it flung them out into space, into the colorless, tasteless, weightless sea of outwardness without end. It flung them like stones.” ― Kurt Vonnegut As a teenager, my...

 

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