Terrific News Tuesday

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of 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:

  • River’s Edge Trail
  • Kids Count & Montana
  • USAF Academy Band
  • New Emojis
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • U.S. Men’s Soccer

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Terrific News Tuesday

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation. – Joe Barton

Hey faithful readers – welcome to another edition of 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:

  • Flag Day
  • Montana & Orlando
  • Great Falls Public Schools
  • Baskin-Robbins
  • Final Primary

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Orlando…

Congratulations Florida, you just had the worst mass shooting in our country’s history.

Maybe that’s a little cold, but it’s the truth.

Early Sunday morning, 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Fort Pierce, Florida, opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing at least 50 people and injuring 53 others. During the shooting, Mateen allegedly called 911 and professed allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AP)

Mateen used an assault rifle and handgun to do his killing. There have been reports that he had been investigated by the FBI, which is another problem altogether.

Before you start thinking that “things” will change now since there’s a new mass shooting record, don’t bet on it. Our elected officials didn’t do one damned thing after a man killed 20 children (ages six and seven) and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school, so they will do even less since the Orlando killing happened at an LGBT bar – even if it set a new record for mass killings in the United States.

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