Whitefish

Putting the White in Whitefish

by Justin Robbins

I don’t intend this post to do much beyond inform and educate. I almost hesitate to use the term “educate” because it implies I may have knowledge that has been in some way denied to others. That is by no means certain.

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Whitefish Anti-Racist Battle Featured on Rachel Maddow

The town of Whitefish’s battle against white supremacy was feature on Rachel Maddow last night.    The Flathead Beacon first reported the story. But if you go to the Beacon’s site, beware the comments section, which has been taken over by racists’ sickening ravings that make…

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Montana Supreme Court to Decide Voting Rights Case

In the United States of America today, it is illegal to allow only wealthy property owners to vote.  But in 2011, the Republican Flathead County Commissioners did the next best thing, and the case is going to the Montana Supreme Court on April 11. Flathead County…

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Political Quick Hits

We Take It Back The Great Falls Tribune reported this week that the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce has flip-flopped, rescinding its endorsement of embattled Great Falls TEA Party leader Cyndi Baker, who is running against Mary Jolley.  When asked about whether the reason for…

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Flathead County Republicans: Renters Aren’t Real Citizens

In the United States of America today, it would be illegal to allow only wealthy property owners to vote.  So the Republican Flathead County Commissioners have done the next best thing. They sent out a survey to the ‘doughnut’ residents (people who live in a…

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The Ground Zero of Slime

City Commissions have been the hot topic in Helena and Great Falls of late, but nowhere are local politics filled with more intrigue, money, and slime than in the Flathead. A city election would normally be a local contest with little statewide interest. But this…

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Angry Whitefish Legislator: I’m Not Hitler

In a letter to the editor in this week’s Whitefish Pilot, TEA Party Republican Rep. Derek Skees decries the fact that he’s been linked to extremists and tries to say that arguments made against voting for him during the last election were “inaccurate.”  Too bad…

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Will Skees Run in Whitefish?

It’s hard to imagine that TEA Party Republican Derek Skees (R-Whitefish Kalispell) could get reelected in House District 4, a moderate democratic district–especially with Tom Muri in the race (Muri doesn’t appear to have a website yet).  The 2010 voter electorate was a very conservative…

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