Government & Politics

Glacier proposes telecommunications upgrades

Better internet and cell phone service may be coming to the busiest areas of Glacier National Park in the future, but the backcountry still...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON—Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide regarding how schools teach kids about...

Montana medical school clash reveals fight between for-profit and non-profit

Two universities are eyeing the chance to be the first to build a medical school in one of the few states without one. The...

Prison gerrymandering poses a question of fairness and logistics in Montana

Six months ago, lawmakers and policy experts in Montana were contemplating a legislative proposal for the forthcoming session to end what's known as prison...

MSU: Dismiss lawsuit asking for reimbursement of tuition, fees

Montana State University has filed a motion to dismiss the possible class action lawsuit that asks the school to reimburse tuition and fees for...

Tester urges bipartisan legislation instead of blowing up the filibuster

Sen. Jon Tester didn’t leave the farm in Big Sandy to do nothing in the United States Senate. But with partisan gridlock and Senate’s filibuster...

Tester introduces legislation aimed at making meat, poultry industry more accountable

When Jess Peterson of the United States Cattlemen Association was looking back at how long it has taken to get legislation on the meatpacking...

Is a firefighter a firefighter: Billings says airport crews shouldn’t get...

The job title is “Airport Firefighter.” They drive large firefighting trucks that cost nearly $1 million. They are required by federal law to provide protection in...

People’s Power League takes on HB273

Carole Mackin plans to pound the pavement the next six months, as do other members of the People’s Power League, to collect signatures to...

Troubled Maryland plant told to toss some of its vaccines

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the...

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