Tuesday, February 20, 2018

By Mae Woo, Billings, Montana
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC) has installed new AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) ‘smart’ utility meters without our informed consent.
This is important because there are issues associated with “smart” utility meters as they have the capability of violating citizen privacy, just as much as all digital gathering of information does.  Nationwide this is an issue of paramount concern throughout the digital world. Some

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Making predictions is never easy, especially for small business owners and managers. Unlike their larger counterparts, small firms rarely have the resources to monitor and take corrective action for every new trend and issue. Even entrepreneurs who’ve experienced numerous business cycles face new circumstances that confound their instincts and knowledge.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"This is the new normal, get used to it.”
Remember those words?
I for one refused to get used to it, and so it seems did many others.
I was dismayed that we had leaders who even thought “getting used to it” was an acceptable plan of action.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

 

By Sen. Jason Small

The digital divide is real and it’s widening.  Nowhere is this more true than on our reservations around the country.  The vast majority of those living on tribal lands have no options to access broadband Internet, and the longer this problem persists, the further they get left behind.

According to data from the Federal Communications Commission’s most recent Broadband Progress Report, 65 percent of Montanans living on

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Freedom is on the decline according to one study.

Global freedom has moderately declined, from 7.05 to 6.93 on a ten-point scale, since 2008 through 2015, according to the third annual Human Freedom Index (HFI), the most comprehensive measure of freedom ever created for a large number of countries, according to a recent report from CATO.

The United States does not rank in the top ten. It comes in at 17th, which is higher than its ranking since 2008, although its

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