Friday, January 28, 2022


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Updated 1 year, 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 3 months 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...

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
The Last Best Place is on this November's ballot

With the most crucial Election Day in recent memory days away, I encourage my fellow Montanans to cast their votes with the following questions in mind.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
These aren't the Democrats of yesteryear

Should folks who traditionally think of themselves as Democrats consider whether the party still holds to their basic values? I have.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Montanans will reap the benefits of four more years under Trump

Montanans can rest assured that President Donald Trump and Sen. Steve Daines will uphold their values. Thanks to the president’s “Promises Made, Promises Kept” pro-growth agenda, Big Sky Country is well-positione...

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Mining project must be weighed against the value of the Smith River

This past summer, folks from across Montana and around the country fished for wild trout while the cool, clean waters of the Smith River flowed underneath them. They sat around campfires, telling stories of good ...

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Marijuana question would be better answered in state legislature

Here in Montana we are granted the right to vote on ballot initiatives once they clear a number of hurdles, including having the related petition garner enough qualifying signatures. Not achieved, however, is the...

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Preserve our future by supporting the GOP today

The 2020 election will be remembered not only for the circumstances surrounding it, but also for the two starkly different paths confronting us as Americans. November is not only about President Donald Trump or f...