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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 ...


'Montana is not for sale to the highest bidder after all': State to offer tax relief to some Montana homeowners with sky-high land values:


Standing on the deck of the modest retirement home built by her parents in 1953, Debbie Biolo can see Whitefish Lake, where she learned to swim. She also can see the small house where her sister, Linda ...


Tester, Bullock Announce more than $5 Million in AmeriCorps Funds for Montana:


Senator and Governor Secure Money for Service Projects across the State (Montana)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock announced today that Montana will receive a total of $5.1 ...


Meeting Slated To Take Public Comments On Proposed Montana Library Budget Cuts, 6/6, Helena:


The Montana State Library Commission will host a public meeting beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, to take comments on a draft of the state library's budget reduction plan. The meeting ...


The State of Montana Library Budget Cuts - Meeting scheduled 6/6 in Helena and Online:


It is with a heavy heart that I communicate this information. As a result of House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 261, the Montana State Library (MSL) faces approximately $1 million in budget cuts. ...


Greg Gianforte: When 'taking responsibility' is not enough:


If Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte appears in Justice Court in Bozeman this week to enter a plea on a charge of misdemeanor assault, he won't be able to say anything deliberately untrue without putting ...


Butte-Silver Bow residents could see 40-percent increase in water rates:


Residents and businesses in Butte-Silver Bow would see a 40-percent increase in water rates over the next three years under a proposal county officials say is necessary to fill a growing revenue shortfall. The ...


Montana Rep.-elect Gianforte outlines his agenda - and apologizes, again, for action against reporter -- Press groups urge congressional probe on assault of reporter:


In his first interview since being cited for assaulting a reporter on the eve of winning election as Montana's only U.S. House member, Republican Greg Gianforte told MTN News Friday that he's ready to ...


State will appeal education tax-credit ruling to MT Supreme Court:


A state court has voided a Revenue Department rule that said students attending private, religious schools in Montana can't benefit from a new state education tax credit. But the state's top revenue ...


Gianforte has a lot to prove as Montana's only House spokesman:


Greg Gianforte eventually apologized to the reporter he manhandled on election night. For some the apology was late and inadequate. For others, Gianforte shouldn't have apologized to the "liberal" reporter ...


USDA plans to axe the position dedicated to rural economies:




Senator Tester Announces Nearly $9 Million for Job-Creating Airport Infrastructure:


Senator Secures #ConnectMT Resources for 20 Local Airports Across Montana U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today, as part of his ongoing efforts to strengthen the state's infrastructure and #ConnectMT, ...


Proposed budget could mean cuts for Gallatin County:


A program designed to help offset costs incurred by local government could lose nearly $70 million under President Donald Trump's current 2018 budget proposal. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, ...


Supreme Court Rules Patent Laws Can't Be Used to Prevent Reselling:


The Supreme Court on Tuesday placed sharp limits on how much control patent holders have over how their products are used after they are sold. The case concerned Lexmark International, which makes ...


High court tosses Montana decision, rules in favor of corporations :


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts ...


Senator Tester Introduces Bill to Strengthen Montana Manufacturing, Create Jobs, Keep Nation Safe:


At Bozeman's Mystery Ranch, Senator Unveils Legislation to Require Homeland Security Department to Purchase Uniforms and Equipment from American Manufacturers During his visit to a Montana manufacturing ...


The line of presidential succession, for dummies - 'House of Cards' Season 5 on Netflix today.:


Who would take over if President Trump left office? Fortunately our country's founders took every measure to furnish us with a thorough backup plan that would maintain governmental continuity well ...


This Is What Democracy Looks Like:




Finland's basic income experiment is already lowering stress levels -- and it's only 4 months old:


Basic income is foremost a solution to poverty. Advocates say the system gives poor people exactly what they lack: cash. It puts money in their pocket to fix a leaky roof, buy a car to get to work, or ...


Interior Secretary Zinke Defends Agency Budget Cuts:


Public lands advocates say proposed funding is at odds with Zinke's professed conservation values “This proposal would siphon away important funding from public lands access and recreation programs ...


Fake net neutrality comments need FCC action, group says:


Concerns over fake comments posted to the FCC website surfaced following a report from tech website The Verge, citing people listed among commenters who claim they never submitted anything on net neutrality. Brett ...


Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joining 10 Governors on June 26-28 in Whitefish, Montana:


The Western Governors are excited to welcome Jeff Bridges, Academy Award-winning actor and No Kid Hungry national spokesperson, to the 2017 Annual Meeting in Whitefish, Montana. Bridges, who has been ...


Senator Tester Announces $6.7 Million to Help Montana's First Generation College Students:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured over $6.7 million to help Montana's first generation college students earn their degrees. "When we talk about being fiscally responsible and making good ...


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