Music (and crowds) start a comeback beneath the Big Sky

BILLINGS -- Glowing blue against the stage lights, fans of Meg Gildehaus beamed with a special kind of delight, childlike almost, as they stood clustered in groups during the musician’s April 3 concert at...

Don’t let another ‘trigger bill’ go off while no is looking

After surviving the past year, 2017 seems like a lifetime ago. But for individuals with disabilities, it was a pretty memorable and terrible year in Montana. As a reminder, in 2017 Montana experienced a revenue...

Let’s come to the table rather than resort to government intervention

The Montana State House Agriculture Committee last week voted unanimously to table HB 677, a bill that would have prohibited certain nonprofit organizations from buying agricultural land. This proposed legislation would have been a brazen...

U.S. House launches investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz and sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel has opened an ethics investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican who is already facing a Department of Justice investigation over sex-trafficking allegations. Federal investigators are reportedly examining whether...

As many as 100 immigration judges added under Biden’s budget proposal

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Friday released a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would increase the number of immigration judges and allocate millions in funding to clear backlogs of hearings...

Report: Change in Montana law could mean more than 20,000 lose health care

Two of the country’s leading public health experts are weighing in on the Montana Legislature’s plan to limit Medicaid’s “continuous eligibility," saying that calculations, estimates and numbers being given to the public are flawed...

Quinn tapped to be VA undersecretary

Former Montana Adjutant General Matt Quinn has been tapped by President Joseph Biden to be the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs for the Veterans Affairs. Maj. Gen. Quinn served as the 27th leader of...

Montana Senate and House pass resolutions seeking involvement in judicial appointments lawsuit

Senate and House Republicans passed resolutions on party lines in both chambers Friday allowing the legislature to seek to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a bill recently signed into law that would give the...

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native Americans

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out on Friday reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money across federal agencies to address those issues. Like most domestic programs...

Biden pitches big boost in education, health spending

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer research and other discretionary programs...

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