From the Editor

From the Editor
Sun, Jun 16, 2024
By Evelyn Pyburn I hate to say it but the court decision regarding the case of Held vs. Montana – kids suing the State of Montana for failing to provide them with a clean environment – was totally in keeping with Montana’s 1972 Constitution. And I suspect we have more similar decisions to come unless we change the Montana Constitution. Back in the day when people were all excited to approve the new constitution, as though they were getting a new car – – a small group of ...
A federal judge in Kentucky struck down a Biden administration rule that required states to meas...
By Evelyn Pyburn A plea for more fellowship in politics is nothing new. I have heard people c...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Press Room
Dear Editor I recently heard that Yellowstone County is considering increasing the size of the Board of County Commissioners from three (3) member to five (5). This was done in Ravalli County, through our Local Government Review process in 200...
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Press Room
Much of the growth in Bozeman is due to the influx of illegal migrants, which makes it impossible to get an accurate account for the growth of the Spanish-speaking community in Bozeman because the majority of people are undocumented, reports a Sp...
Monday, January 15, 2024 Press Room
Todd O’Hair, President/CEO Montana Chamber of Commerce Advancement in technology is rapidly changing the world we live in, the careers we pursue, and undoubtedly affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. Traditional “big iron” companies l...
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 Press Room
By Jack Miller In 2020, many American corporations and academic institutions adopted new policies to promote “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI). Among these, Boston University decided to build an “anti-racist” research center around acti...
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 Press Room
By Olivia Johnston, Mountain States Policy Center Is the U.S. Supreme Court posed to slam the door shut on efforts by some to impose wealth taxes across the country? We may soon find out. Multiple states, Idaho and Montana included, alon...
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 Press Room
By Trish Schreiber School choice is essential for improving educational outcomes for students, and open enrollment is a significant part of that choice spectrum. While Montana has made strides in this area, it lags behind neighbors like Colora...
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Press Room
By Ronda Wiggers, Montana State Director for National Federation of Independent Business Montana Main Street businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs have endured a lot the last three years. More than 90% of Montana’s businesses are considered ‘s...
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Press Room
By Lawrence Reed One hundred years ago—on August 2, 1923—President Warren G. Harding died suddenly while on a trip to America’s West (which included a stop in Butte, by the way). A few hours later, while vacationing at his family’s farm in Ply...
Thursday, August 10, 2023 Press Room
By Victor Skinner,  The Center Square Rising interest rates and construction costs, along with demand for more affordable options, pushed new home builders to shift focus in 2022, according to recent analysis. Microdata from the Survey...
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Press Room
By Lawrence Reed, Director of Frontier Institute “On this important question, the verdict is in and it is definitive: The one ingredient that makes the most difference in educational outcomes is parental involvement.” Of all the i...