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A Montana Public Radio Commentary by Evan Barrett.

Published newspaper columns written by Evan Barrett on this topic, which vary somewhat in content from this commentary, appeared in the following publications:

Missoulian, June 16, 2015

Ravalli Republic, June 16, 2015

Montana Public Radio, June 17, 2015

Montana Standard, June 19, 2015

Great Falls Tribune, June 22, 2015


Evan Barrett, Butte, is the Director of Business & Community Outreach and an instructor at Highlands College of Montana Tech. Since 1969, he has been involved at the top level of Montana economic development, government, politics and education. These are his personal views.