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Prairie Lights: Let the word-banning begin


The Washington Post reported this weekend that the Trump administration has come up with a list of forbidden words and phrases that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not be allowed to use in budget documents. The list has nothing to do with George Carlin’s seven dirty words, words that I am not going to publish here gratuitously, though I do urge you to watch the entire, priceless George Carlin video. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Prairie Lights: On reptiles, patsies and Founding Fathers


In the midst of one of the strangest, most outlandish, stark-ravingly maddest election cycles in the history of the United States, a surprising number of voters have turned to me for guidance. I was tempted to tell them all to take two aspirin and go to bed until the third week of November, but that seemed a trifle irresponsible. So, I will attempt to answer all the questions to the best of my limited abilities. Here goes. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Big-house debate? We’ll sit this one out


How big is too big? That is a question people love to weigh in on when the subject is houses. Or so I have found. When I first wrote about what was going to be the biggest house in Yellowstone County, which is being built just outside the Ironwood subdivision, readers flooded the Last Best News Facebook page with spirited comments on the subject. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Outdoors overload on an indoor afternoon


September is usually the finest month of the year in Montana, and Saturday was a nearly perfect September day — blue, cloudless skies, a slight breeze and temperatures in the low to mid-70s. That’s why I joined several thousand other outdoor lovers and spent a good chunk of Saturday afternoon indoors — on opening day of the new Scheels, the retail behemoth, Montana’s latest temple of excess, the store that is not merely a store but a shopping experience. (more…) Continue Reading →

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