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Legislative Update: Tuesday, March 14

Bill would allow traditional regalia at graduation
By Freddy Monares
Native American communities across Montana are asking the Legislature to make it unlawful to ban traditional regalia, specifically beaded caps, during graduation ceremonies. Senate Bill 319 would allow items with cultural significance to be worn at public events, including public meetings, awards ceremonies and high school or college graduation ceremony. Bill supporter Georgeline Morsette is a senior in high school. “Beaded graduation caps aren’t merely for decoration or to look pretty, but there is great traditional importance to the beaded caps,” Morsette said. Cindy Swank was the only opponent of the bill. Continue Reading →

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David Crisp: On medical pot, legislative ‘fix’ was a disaster


I’ve probably told this story too many times, but I can’t discuss medical marijuana without bringing it up: On a vacation in Minnesota, many years ago, long before the statute of limitations ran out, I suffered a severe roadside attack of diarrhea. I need not, and probably should not, describe how awful that was. (more…) Continue Reading →

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High-stakes marijuana debate coming to a head in Montana


In 2012, after a lifetime fighting alcohol and drug addiction, Corey Wolcott had reached his limit. He had ballooned to 286 pounds, and he essentially died in a doctor’s office, turning blue for 22 minutes. After he revived, he said, he was told to go home and get his affairs in order. “You won’t make a week,” he said he was told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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