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Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:58 AM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three former presidents and wiretapped two finance ministers.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:19 AM

“Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July…Saturday in the park, everyday's the Fourth of July.”

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Children could teach us a lot of valuable lessons if we would only pay closer attention. But somehow adults are so caught up in a world consisting of things like making a living and impressing their neighbors and co-workers they never notice the...

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Biologically speaking, almost all red-blooded males can become a father. A greeting card my daughter Christina gave me for Father's Day a few years ago stated, “It takes someone special to be a daddy.”

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

The 2016 presidential election grows closer by the minute. Can you feel the excitement?Neither can I.

Updated Jun 14, 2015 at 7:56 PM

Even as local government budgets become leaner, policy makers struggle to balance the ledger. One area of spending continues to be a burden with no real end in sight—corrections.

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 11:35 AM

On April 30, 2013, the Phillips County Jail officially closed its doors after failing to pass inspection because of several serious violations. As a result, 60 inmates from the 75-bed facility were transferred to jails in neighboring counties such...

Updated Jun 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Turkey’s electorate has voted for democracy and the rule of law over incipient dictatorship, a most positive development. In June 7 parliamentary elections, the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) was abandoned by many voters. The ruling...

Updated Jun 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Before you get all riled up and pick up your ax to come chop the head off the messenger, let me point out that the story that occupies the centerpiece location on the front page of today's Helena World is there for more than one reason. Despite all...

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Television commercials often get under my skin for one reason or another, but the one that has rankled me most in recent years is “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” To my mind, the guy who does the pitch for Dos Equis beer is the Most...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Last Saturday evening a 15-year-old boy walked into a local business establishment and shot one of the employees three times. Since at this stage I have no police report on which to base my information, like everyone else I'm hearing a lot of rumors...

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