Thursday Numbers

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Today is the last day of school for Great Falls Public Schools! Have a great summer!

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include unemployment, an eavesdropping satellite, Steve Bullock, Montana voter turnout, satisfaction levels, Bristol Palin & Dakota Meyer, Greg Gianforte, Terry Nelson, Yellowstone National Park, Cascade County elections, school attendance, Kansas City Royals, potential recount, Ryan Zinke & Denise Juneau, Maria Sharapova, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

We’ve made it to another Thursday and the weekend is just about here!  Congratulations!  If you’ve read The Western Word very much in the last three or four months you know that Thursdays are the days that we take a look at some the “numbers” in the news and offer a little commentary about each.

This week I write about solar panels, followers, unemployment, a fine, poverty, passing yards, baseball games, ovens, and pounds!   Plus there’s a lot more, so read on…

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