So, why are the jobless numbers so high?

So, why are the jobless numbers so high?

The job numbers are bleak. Some 13.9 million workers remain unemployed 21 months after the end of the recession, according to the latest estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Of those, 6.2 million people have been out-of-work for 6 months or more, and 8.4 million toil at part-time jobs. And few economic forecasters believe […]

Sesame Street goes D.C.

Sesame Street goes D.C.

” Sesame Street” will have an address near the nation’s capital. The group behind the popular TV show is teaming up with the National Children’s Museum to create exhibits and bring Big Bird and Elmo to the museum’s future home outside Washington at the National Harbor in Maryland. Sesame Workshop, the New York-based nonprofit group […]

Is Todd Palin banging an Alaska madam?

Is Todd Palin banging an Alaska madam?

The National Enquirer reported today that Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has been engaged in an illicit affair with a massage therapist-cum-madam. The tabloid newspaper indicated it has documentary proof that the woman in question, 36-year-old Shailey Tripp, had been arrested for running a house of […]

Olbermann: Violence has no place in a Democracy

Olbermann: Violence has no place in a Democracy

MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, commenting on the tragic shooting in Arizona that took the life of a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl and four others and left a Congressman gravely wounded, says violence has no place in our society. He’s right and this commentary of his says it best. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world […]

Go bankrupt, send out a Tweet

Go bankrupt, send out a Tweet

Don’t count out Eva Longoria‘s Vegas aspirations quite yet. The actress is seemingly making good on her commitment to take a more “hands-on” approach to her businesses after the “Desperate Housewives” star’s Sin City nightclub, Eve, and restaurant, Beso, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday. The sexy actress posted a smoldering photo of […]

Montana paper modifies comments sections

Montana paper modifies comments sections

The Great Falls Tribune strives to create and promote discussion in the community, as well as to provide diversity in the way we offer those opportunities. Readers’ letters are published nearly every day on the Viewpoints page, and our editors’ phone lines are open even outside normal business hours. Several years ago, the Tribune opened […]

Health care celebration? Celebrate what?

Health care celebration?  Celebrate what?

It was the ultimate Christmas Eve present for Barack Obama. Around 7 a.m. one year ago today, every Democratic senator in office – 60 in all – voted in favor of enacting comprehensive health care reform. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had leveraged the threat of spending Christmas in the Capitol to force even reticent […]

Sports: All the scandals who’s fit to print

Sports: All the scandals who’s fit to print

While 2010 saw plenty of sporting success on the field, once again there was no shortage of stars making headlines off field for all the wrong reasons. Players from a diverse range of sports including football, AFL, NRL, American football – not to mention golf – got into a variety of sticky situations this year, […]

Say what? Niagara Falls without water?

Say what? Niagara Falls without water?

Roughly six million cubic feet of water tumble down the Niagara Falls every minute. But for a few months in 1969 the American falls were completely dry, and last year a Connecticut man found never-before-seen photos of the historic occasion. In 1965, the local Niagara Falls Gazette revealed that there was an abundance of loose […]