Liability shield bill passes committee

A heavily amended version of legislation designed to shield businesses, nonprofits and other private sector organizations from civil liability related to COVID-19 passed out of the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee on...

This impeachment is not about Trump, it’s about the next person

When Donald Trump became the only president in our tangled history to be impeached twice, Americans might well have found themselves asking, “What now?” The better question is “What’s next?” And that goes beyond the prospect...

Rep. Bedey: Bills would create checks on health, emergency orders

Republicans are pushing a suite of legislation this session that would rein in the authority under which the government can impose COVID-19 mitigation measures.  Rep. David Bedey’s HB121 and HB122, though varying in their particulars, are...

Praise the Lord and pass the pipe bomb

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker singing “Praise the Lord” on the TV was the soundtrack of my childhood. As I’d get ready for school or play, Tammy Faye and her big fake eyelashes, painted-on eyebrows...

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion plan for another COVID recovery

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice that of the emergency aid passed in December after months...

Gov. Gianforte preserves former Gov. Bullock’s COVID-19 directives

Gov. Greg Gianforte updated his COVID-19 executive order Thursday to clarify that directives put in place by former Gov. Steve Bullock will remain in effect as long as they do not conflict with Gianforte's...

Confusion, conspiracy in COVID-19 panel

Republicans continued to resist a mask requirement at the Montana Capitol as lawmakers on the Legislature's COVID-19 response panel were again treated Thursday to the whole range of heterodox perspectives on the virus that...

Colorado strikes back: Says Space Command decision was politically motivated

The U.S. Air Force has selected Huntsville, Ala., as the permanent headquarters for the U.S. Space Command, passing over the command’s existing base in Colorado Springs, the Air Force said Wednesday. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis...

It’s the message, not the medium

I agree with U.S. Sen. Steve Daines for all the wrong reasons. Last week, as Twitter and other social media took the nearly unprecedented step of booting President Donald J. Trump from their platforms, Daines...

House leader shuts down gunshot story

Rep. Jim Keane got shut down Wednesday during a hearing on a gun bill in the Montana House when he tried to talk about getting shot in 1957 while getting a Christmas tree. “You ever...

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