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Montana Dems tout three healthcare bills

After last week’s proposal by legislative Republicans to establish a baseline budget for the state’s health and human services budget $1 billion lower than...

House committee signs off on new loans for affordable rentals

A legislative panel voted Wednesday to double the amount of money that the state can loan to developers of rental homes for low and...

Gianforte announces directive to lift capacity and hour restrictions of bars...

Keeping with the theme of a COVID-19 response that shifts responsibility from government mandates to individuals, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday a new directive...

Dems call for Gianforte to reconsider flag proclamation

Democrats in the Montana Senate are urging Gov. Greg Gianforte to order flags across the state to be lowered to half staff, following a...

Lawmakers consider two bills to regulate transgender youth

A Whitefish Republican wants to ban transgender athletes from competing in K-16 sports — a move a federal judge blocked in a similar bill...

House proposal would emphasize treatment for addiction over jails

The Montana House Judiciary Committee heard a bill today that would update a section of Montana law that will emphasize treatment rather than criminalization...

Glacier Park sees record October, spike in November

Everybody wants to be first in line to make a reservation for the historic Granite Park Chalet or Sperry Chalet inside Glacier National Park. That...

‘Millions of birds will die’

In July 2011, a pipeline owned by ExxonMobil burst near Laurel, Mont., dumping 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the nearby Yellowstone River. As federal...

Biden: Republicans “irresponsible” to refuse masks while sheltering during riot

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Monday chastised GOP lawmakers for refusing to wear masks while they were held in a safe location as a violent...

You fooled us once. Let’s make sure there’s not a next...

We have a crisis of credulity in this country. We’ve become a nation of dupes. The inability of far too many Americans to separate...

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