From the Editor

From the Editor
Mon, Aug 31, 2020
By Evelyn Pyburn Over the years as a reporter and learning about economics, early on I became alarmed at the rate and intrusiveness of regulations. As I came to understand the depth and breadth of regulations on business, I failed to understand, not only the acceptance of them but the often enthusiastic embracing of them, by business people, and especially by most of the organizations that represent businesses. When asked about their biggest concerns, business people would most often, ...
By Evelyn Pyburn There is lot’s not being said about all that is happening. Despite what i...
By Evelyn Pyburn The one thing the coronavirus crisis has surely demonstrated is how many peo...
By Evelyn Pyburn Did you know that one of the reasons for the shortage of the COVID-19 test k...
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Monday, August 31, 2020 Press Room
From Northern Ag Network At the 11th hour Senators and Representatives from Western States are calling on the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the acquisition of the Mountain States Rosen lamb processing plant by JBS US...
Monday, August 31, 2020 Press Room
By Donald J. Sterhan There’s no question that we’re facing unprecedented challenges in today’s economy.  From job losses and disruptions in education, to deferred payments, business closures and even bankruptcies, it’s clear we have a lag...
Monday, August 31, 2020 Behany Blankley
The Center Square As states and school districts continue to change their back-to-school policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national debate rages over in-person or virtual learning for instruction, some parents have taken their chil...
Friday, August 28, 2020 Press Room
By Matt Rosendale Our state, and our country, has never faced a challenge like the one we are confronted with today. COVID-19, and the ensuing shutdown sent shockwaves through our economy. The consequences have been devastating, and we are onl...
Friday, August 28, 2020 Press Room
The Montana Farm Bureau, which along with state Farm Bureaus, had called for investigation into price disparities between prices paid to ranchers and beef prices at the grocery store, was pleased to see the USDA has released a report on the issue...
Friday, August 28, 2020 Press Room
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) regarding an International Price Index (IPI) for drugs, which impo...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 Dennis Pyburn
Rosendale stands for life It is critical that our lone representative in Congress be a voice for the voiceless and stand up for the most vulnerable in our society—especially the unborn. Matt Rosendale has a long track record of being unabas...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Press Room
By Aaron Johnson, Western Energy Alliance Last month, we reported that Judge Morris in Montana and Judge Bush in Idaho vacated leases in Wyoming, over the objections of the State of Wyoming and Western Energy Alliance who intervened in de...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Dennis Pyburn
May 8 at 8:59 pm Chef’s log day eleventy four, day 5 post quarantine. Parking lot is full, guests are dining 6′ apart, social distancing is being adhered to, my dining room is full, and the take away meals keep on coming. 45 days o...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Dennis Pyburn
By Dan McCaleb, Center Square The U.S. House  approved a historic $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that will send billions of dollars directly to Americans and provide hundreds of billions more for businesses, health care systems ...