Terrific News Tuesday

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Tester’s Facebook Live Event
  • Daines’ Tele-Town Hall
  • Giant Sequoia
  • Harry Potter
  • Lobsters

Tester’s Facebook Live Event:

U.S. Senator Jon Tester met face to face with constituents during a town hall meeting in Great Falls Saturday night regarding the Senate health care bill. Tuesday evening (tonight) he will be hosting a Facebook Live event about the health care bill from 6:00-7:00 pm.

You can access the event through Senator Tester’s Facebook page HERE.

It’s good to see our elected officials gathering input from constituents about this very important issue.

Daines’ Tele-Town Hall:

U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be hosting his seventeenth tele-town hall Wednesday, June 28 to discuss the Senate health care discussion draft with Montanans.

The event begins at 6:15 and more information can be found HERE.

It’s good to see our elected officials gathering input from constituents about this very important issue.

Giant Sequoia:

Applause goes to St. Luke’s Health System in Boise for moving a giant sequoia tree, instead of cutting it down.

According to NPR, the tree was planted in 1912 and was a gift from John Muir, father of the U.S. national parks system.

Harry Potter:

CBS Evening News reported that twenty years ago Monday, Harry Potter was born. The author, J.K Rowling, lived in poverty, with a pile of rejections. But success struck like a firebolt when she scored a $2,000 publishing deal for 1,000 copies of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.”

Now there have been 450 million books sold in 79 languages.

Besides helping Rowling get out of poverty, the books encouraged children to read. That’s a good thing.


The Associated Press in Boston reports that lobsters can travel in either carry-on or checked bags. Even 20-pound lobsters like the one pictured HERE.

That is really good news!