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A newspaper column 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, June 17, 2016

Billings Gazette, June 18, 2016

Missoulian, June 21, 2016

Flathead Beacon, June 22, 2016

Ravalli Republic, June 25, 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.