Bill banning gender affirming care for youth dies in House

Legislation to prevent doctors from providing gender-affirming care to minors in Montana has died on the House floor after several Republicans joined with Democrats to vote the controversial bill down, 49-51. House Bill 113 had...

Even presidential pressure might not get vaccines moving faster

Americans are dying of covid-19 by the thousands, but efforts to ramp up production of potentially lifesaving vaccines are hitting a brick wall. Vaccine makers Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are running their factories full tilt and...

Montana’s suicide epidemic explained by culture, geography and guns

If someone wanted to design a place where the underlying causes of the nation’s "Deaths of Despair" epidemic were built into culture and geography, it might look a lot like Montana. The state’s staggering...

Abortion, transgender youth restrictions pass House floor vote

The state of Montana is one step closer to enacting a series of restrictions on abortion — including banning the procedure after 20 weeks of gestation — following a lengthy, emotional proceeding on the...

Take that: Hawley demands ethics investigation into Senators calling for his investigation

WASHINGTON—Seven U.S. Senate Democrats urged the chamber's ethics panel to investigate Sen. Josh Hawley’s role in the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol, and the Missouri Republican is now asking the committee to do the...

Anti-Vaxxers peddle theory that COVID shots are deadly

  Anti-vaccine groups are exploiting the suffering and death of people who happen to fall ill after receiving a covid shot, threatening to undermine the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history. In some cases, anti-vaccine activists...

Guns on campus bill moving quickly

Debbie Clevenger didn’t have strong feelings about guns on campus until a freshman with a sawed off shotgun murdered her son, James, in a dorm at Montana State University in 1990. “He was shot up...

The time that media companies silenced a national figure… in 1938

In speeches filled with hatred and falsehoods, a public figure attacks his enemies and calls for marches on Washington. Then, after one particularly virulent address, private media companies close down his channels of communication,...

Bill would end Election-Day voter registration

Legislative Republicans debuted the first of their “election integrity” proposals Friday with a bill to end Election-Day voter registration in Montana, which has been on the books since 2005.  The bill’s sponsor, Florence Republican Sharon...

Violent extremists stand with Donald Trump — as do many of my Marine buddies

We will remember the attacks of Jan. 6 with the same horror as we remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11. While there was far less loss of life at the U.S. Capitol, our loss...

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