Monday, February 06, 2023


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Updated 2 years, 7 months 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 6 days, 13 hours ago
Former legislator hopes state will stand up for seniors

Currently, Montana has a $2 billion budget surplus, thanks largely to an infusion of federal money intended to help our state during the public health emergency and provide a safety net for our state’s most vulne...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Beware Republican deregulation

It was the biggest economic disaster in the history of Montana.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Conservation Easements Mean Better Forest Management

Conservation easements are a choice landowners have under their private property rights. They are not preservation.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

There’s a similarity to attacks on power facilities in Washington and Oregon when compared to the recent attack in North Carolina, according to The Guardian.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

The U.S. has no national standard on paid sick leave, in contrast to most industrialized nations, CNN reported.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Using the tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy plan to encourage growth didn’t go well for Britain’s new prime minister, who resigned after 44 days.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dirty tricks from a former justice

Lawyers and judges are in positions of great power and responsibility when it comes to our justice system.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Sen. Cuffe supports Zinke for Congress

Today Tranel is hellbent on trashing the reputation of the man who dodged bullets and bombs to defend her right to free speech.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Depending on how the far right activist majority on the Supreme Court rules, the upcoming Moore v. Harper case may mark the end of voter representation in the U.S.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Legislation that would put new restrictions on Congressional lawmakers’ ability to buy and sell stocks is planned for consideration this month.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Trump told his MAGA fans it was “the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an American president.”

Updated 5 months ago
Kootenai Forest Stakeholders express gratitude for wildfire protection work

A strong focus by local officials to identify priorities for treatment, and get work done on the ground, is really paying off and showing results.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Gunderson’s open cut law leaves neighbors in the dust

I read the story on the proposed Fire open cut mine near Libby with great interest and frustration. Libby Representative Steve Gunderson’s HB 599 is now paving the way for Thompson Contracting Inc. to develop a 1...

Updated 11 months ago
Anti-competitive tactics in the meat packing industry hurt Montana ranchers

In Montana, cattle outnumber people by nearly three to one, so it’s no wonder that Montana beef plays such a large role in our rich legacy of agriculture and our economy.

Updated 11 months ago
Republicans tout freedom while chipping away at rights

When Montana Republicans tell you they are fighting for your rights and freedoms, they’re speaking out of both sides of their mouths. While presenting themselves as champions of our rights and liberty, they have ...