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Jeff Bridges discusses anti-hunger work, collaboration with Governors:


Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges, the national spokesperson for No Kid Hungry https://www.nokidhungry.org/ , has been a leading anti-hunger activist for more than 30 years. At the 2017 ...


Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting Day 3: Governors address childhood hunger with Jeff Bridges; Gov. Daugaard launches workforce development initiative:


Western Governors brought the 2017 Annual Meeting to a stirring conclusion with an emotional conversation about ending childhood hunger featuring actor Jeff Bridges, a frank discussion about the infrastructure ...


Under Attorney General Sessions' Plan, Government Will Seize More People's Property:


Should the government be able to seize people's property in the name of crime fighting, even without evidence to prove someone has broken the law? A growing number of politicians and policy makers ...


Rep. Greg Gianforte, Who Assaulted Reporter, Fights Court-Ordered Fingerprints, Photos:




Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Tours Glacier Park, Blackfeet Reservation:


In Browning he met with tribal officials and noted the poverty and substance abuse on the reservation From Browning, he wrote, in part, "The reservation is a microcosm of how the pillars of a fair ...


MIT's shuttlecock-shaped robot swims through water pipes looking for leaks:


The expansive webs of pipeline that sprawl beneath many of the world's urban areas serve as a literal lifeline for thirsty inhabitants, but we don't often think about how much is going to waste. According ...


2017's Best-Run Cities in America - Missoula #4, Billings #7:


Running a city is a tall order. The governments of large cities, especially, can be more complex and difficult to manage than entire countries. In addition to representing the residents they serve, ...


The State of Montana unveils draft plan for student success:


The state superintendent of public instruction on Wednesday introduced her department's draft plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act, a proposal that looks at long-term goals for schools, accountability ...


Connecticut Just Banned Civil Forfeiture Without A Criminal Conviction:


Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed HB 7146 on Monday, which curbs the state's civil forfeiture laws. Not only did the bill earn endorsements from the Yankee Institute for the Public Policy and ...


Immigrants Cost Taxpayers, Then Pay More Than Most:


New research shows immigrants ultimately make state and local governments more money on average than native-born Americans. While the national debate rages over immigration, new research shows how ...


Great Falls, Montana-based health system CEO John Goodnow accuses GOP of sabotaging insurance exchanges :


Republicans are injecting instability into federal insurance marketplaces by suggesting lowering subsidies for people who buy coverage, and it's a "slick trick" to ensure the failure of the exchanges, ...


Missoula County takes issue with tone of Secretary of State Corey Stapleton emails, allegations of voter fraud:


Missoula County commissioners on Thursday accused the Secretary of State of using artificial data to drive a personal legislative agenda and called the tone of several recent emails sent by the ...


Mark Zuckerberg praises universal basic income:


Mark Zuckerberg is talking up universal basic income -- the guaranteed distribution of cash stipends to cover basic expenses -- as a possible new safety net as technology automates more jobs, putting ...


Millions of student loans could be headed for a shakeup in coming months:


Student loans could be in for a big shakeup in the coming months as President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress set out to remake the complex business, potentially eliminating benefits and ...


The Cost of Water Is Rising. Philadelphia Has an Unprecedented Plan to Make It More Affordable.:




The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care:


Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world--France, Britain, Germany, ...


Secretary of Education DeVos Is Discarding College Policies That New Evidence Shows Are Effective:


In June, the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, announced plans to dismantle a set of Obama-era policies devised to protect students and taxpayers from predatory for-profit colleges. Yet data released ...


Bullocks, Bridges enlist Western governors in fight against childhood hunger:


Montana’s governor and first lady joined actor Jeff Bridges Wednesday in imploring Western governors to join their campaign to end childhood hunger. “How can we have a strong country if we have ...


Interior Secretary Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development on public land:


Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said May 27 in hinting at long-term changes in ...


Jeff Bridges takes chilled approach to politics during speech in Whitefish at Western Governors' Association Conference:


"The health of our children is a wonderful compass that can tell us if our country is going the right direction," he said. "That means we're off course, so I'm rooting for the president to get on course." BOBBY ...


Bloomberg's Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors:


Mr. Bloomberg intends to announce the initiative on Monday in a speech to the United States Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, where he will castigate federal officials and state governments around ...


Bozeman, Montana commission plans to ban new full-time vacation rentals in all residential zones:


City commissioners forged ahead Thursday evening with an effort to regulate Airbnb-style short-term rentals in Bozeman, endorsing language that would forbid new vacation rentals in homes in residential ...


Podcast: Twelve Innovative Ideas for Fixing American Health Care:


The challenge of providing affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans is the subject of furious debate in the nation's capital. University of Pennsylvania's Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the medical ...


A Conversation with Montana's Climbing Legend Conrad Anker:


You'll be speaking to a unique group of western governors who wield a lot of executive power, as well as to members of industry, government, education, outdoors and recreation. What messages do you hope ...


Senator Jon Tester Shares Montanans' Stories As 13 Senators Write Secret Health Care Bill:


Senator's #WhatsAtRisk Campaign Highlights People Who Could Lose Access to Health Care (U.S. Senate)--U.S. Senator Jon Tester http://www.tester.senate.gov/aca this week is sharing real stories ...


Big Sky organizations receive $5 million in resort tax money:


Organizations, departments and community groups in Big Sky were awarded more than $5 million in resort tax appropriations Wednesday. The Big Sky Fire Department, which received $1.5 million, topped ...


Montana Viewpoint: A starved government helps only the rich:


Someone once wrote that the only people who are truly free are the very poor and the very rich; the poor because they have nothing and the wealthy because they have everything. From my perspective, ...


This new banking bill would make consumers pay:


In Washington, a powerful movement is underway to kill the consumer protections and bank industry regulations that arose from the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis. Perhaps you haven't heard much ...


Montana's Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte sentenced to anger management, community service for assault of reporter:


"I grabbed his wrist. A scuffle ensued and he was injured, as I understand it," Gianforte told Judge Rick West on Monday during a hearing packed with more than a dozen of reporters and photographers. ...


Infrastructure Is Not Just Roads and Bridges:


When politicians talk about infrastructure, people generally think of roads and bridges. But these are just a part of the nation's infrastructure, and not necessarily the most important part for millions ...

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