Monday, August 02, 2021


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Updated 1 year, 1 month ago

Uncle Sam wants you to get counted

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up a...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Republican leadership celebrates successful legislative session

Montana voters spoke clearly last November. They elected Republicans up and down the ballot, giving legislative Republicans a clear mandate to make good on our campaign promises of protecting the Montana way of l...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Choose truth and cooperation over lies and divisiveness

The board members of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) feel obligated to speak up about the role of public input in public land management actions. The KFSC is a collaborative group dedicated to s...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Tom Wood has big shoes to fill

I am humbled and grateful for the confidence and support from Libby Volunteer Fire Department members, my friends and family, in giving me the opportunity to fill the role as fire chief.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Buzz around Colstrip is fueled by misinformation

Every session we have bills that create new potential for Colstrip, those bills are constantly surrounded by media misinformation that is meant to confuse and mislead lawmakers and the public. This session is no ...

Updated 4 months ago
Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Updated 4 months ago
Montana taxpayers should not foot bill for liberal agenda disguised as COVID relief

Over the course of 2020, Congress passed five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages. Republicans were in the majority in the Senate and President Donald Trump was in office. As Republicans, we committed to working...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Haphazard attempts to make drugs cheaper could damage innovation

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Reining in D.C. will take a convention of states

The Montana Senate last week voted on a crucial measure to address the current fiscal crisis ongoing in Washington, D.C.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Montana runs on coal, let's not forget it

For more than 20 years, I've worked with many key industry leaders, stakeholders, state officials and the past two presidential administrations on developing energy policy. Montana has always been a resource-rich...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Bad news for bad actors

If you knew your employer was defrauding their customers, would you come forward? Would you risk termination or being blackballed? House Bill 64 will solve this issue by protecting consumers and preventing retali...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Consumers deserve to know where their meat comes from

Consumers have the right to know the origin of their beef purchases, and ranchers have the right to a fair and competitive market. This is a reasonable expectation. However, since 2015 Congress specifically exemp...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Telehealth, done right, could greatly benefit rural America

Rural America’s low population density provides us access to beautiful, wide-open spaces and a remarkable quality of life, but it creates significant challenges in the delivery of health care services. Folks in r...

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Give thanks this year to the outdoors and its healing properties

I am thankful to have wild places to wander in and find the time. The natural time.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
A great venture in the Kootenai National Forest is before us

Did you know that Lincoln County ranks in the 97th percentile of all western U.S. counties in fire risk to our communities? That is the bad news, but the good news is that Lincoln County, the Kootenai National Fo...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
The Supreme Court doesn't need reforming

With Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court all but certain, Democrats are toying with ways to reform the court. Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to suggest a bipartisan commission to st...