Government & Politics

Supporters, opponents debate two transgender bills

Steven-Bear Twoteeth told members of the house judiciary committee Monday that he was scared walking into the Capitol Monday. “As a trans indigenous man I...

Sen. Webber: ‘Inequities are glaring’

Susan Webber taught Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in her American government class at Blackfeet Community College. “I always go back...

Transgender athletes bill could mean revenue losses for communities

Some Montana colleges and communities could miss out on revenue from hosting sporting events if a bill that would require K-16 athletes to participate...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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