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Local Doc: ‘You Got This,’ Hi-Liners

People of the Hi-Line: As of today, 1.3 million people around the world have contracted COVID-19. Over 73,000 of those patients lost their battle against this virus. Montana has 298 cases and six fatalities. Still, Hill and Liberty counties have only one confirmed case apiece. So why “shelter in place”? Because, to quote your parents on a long road trip,…

Ketchup & Stimulus

On Sunday, I was eating one of my favorite breakfast meals: ketchup on an egg over medium with a side of white toast. Technically, this was my second breakfast. About an hour earlier, I devoured a couple pancakes with a side of bacon. But it was during my ketchup and egg breakfast that I realized I’d momentarily forgotten all about…

Put Mike Black On The Montana Supreme Court

As a matter of constitutional law, a state may provide more — and greater — protection of constitutional rights than the federal constitution. This legal doctrine will become increasingly important in the coming decades, given the U.S. Supreme Court’s membership and its dismal record protecting civil rights and the rule of law. Indeed, Montana’s Constitution guarantees some 17 rights not…

Local Doctor: Montana Can Weather COVID-19 Storm Better Than Other States; Stay Home

COVID-19 continues to be at the forefront of our current health battles and plans. We have one documented case of COVID-19 in Havre, but almost assuredly there are more. We still do not have the testing capabilities to test everyone with symptoms. Our Flu Clinic continues to provide services for people with acute illnesses and provide appropriate screening for COVID-19.…

Responsibilities Of Citizenship During Pandemic

As the death toll from the novel coronavirus rises, we are brutally faced with the reality that public policy directly affects the number of Americans and Montanans who are victimized by this modern plague. And also by the reality that, because of its nature, public policy is not always driven by cold hard facts, science, and evidence, but is at…

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