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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, March 18, 2016

Montana Standard, March 22, 2016

Helena Independent Record, March 27, 2016

Ravalli Republic, March 27, 2016

Billings Gazette, April 2, 2016

Montana Public Radio, April 5, 2016


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.