Thursday, February 22, 2024


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Updated 7 months, 1 week ago

Former governor sounds off on property tax debacle

How did the largest percentage of Republicans elected in Montana history grow government at the fastest rate in st…

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The biggest problem with our forests? The U.S. Forest Service

The problem with the Forest Service’s current love affair with chainsaw medicine is that it assumes that anything that kills a tree (except a chainsaw) is undesirable.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
It’s time for state control of grizzly bears

When grizzlies were listed on the Endangered Species Act, there was good reason for it, but the reality on the ground is far different now.

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

MarketWatch notes the difference between a government shutdown due to failure to reach a debt limit and a shutdown due to failure to pass an annual budget. The former threatens the distribution of Social Security b…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
God, guns, guts and compromise

I am not criticizing them for their beliefs, but I am criticizing them for using their power to harm America without considering compromise.

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

Republican efforts to impeach President Joe Biden may run into a roadblock, since a Trump-era Justice Department opinion puts into question the ability to go forward with an impeachment inquiry without a House vote.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Two Americans seeking a refreshing dip this summer paid with their lives, the Washington Post reported. Both swam in natural bodies of water hosting the brain-eating bacteria, Naegleria fowleri, which apparently pr…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Forestry can reduce carbon emissions

Active forest management can help mitigate climate change impacts and improve forest health and resiliency.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Republican property tax fumble reveals corporate Oz behind the curtain

Costs will continue to rise for working families, thanks to Montana Republicans.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Medicare Advantage supports health care for rural Americans

Many Medicare Advantage plans go beyond the basic coverage of traditional Medicare.

Updated 7 months ago
Facts on property tax and a billion bucks back

State and local governments don’t need huge additional amounts of inflationary money, so the actual tax bills will be less than this initial estimate.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Secretary Jacobsen: Supporting public lands while following the law

I was recently made aware of a social media campaign soliciting money claiming to fight for interests that I support and will continue to support: local control and public lands.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Coming soon to Montana politics: Property tax revolt

Those with good memories will recall when a citizen property tax initiative, I-105, was on the ballot in 1986.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Fighting the fentanyl crisis in Montana

In April, the Justice Department announced charges against several leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel and numerous other individuals accused of trafficking fentanyl.

Updated 9 months ago
Taking on China to defend our Montana way of life

And while the spy balloon certainly got a lot of headlines, the truth is that China has been working to undermine us for a long time now.