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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:

Montana Standard, April 10, 2016

Ravalli Republic, April 14, 2015

Helena Independent Record, April 15, 2016

Billings Gazette, April 15, 2016

Missoulian, April 15, 2016

Livingston Enterprise, April 15, 2016 (download additional file below)


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.