DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
First Interstate BancSystem Inc. plans to close eight Mountain West Bank branches in Montana when the companies complete their merger in October, the bank announced.
WASHINGTON — We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie.
NEW YORK — The modern income tax was passed 100 years ago on a simple premise — it would apply only to the top one-half of 1 percent of the population and it would be easy to fill out — just one page.
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota canola could become a fuel source for military and commercial jets.
CHICAGO — When corporate America downsizes, the pink slips usually come with a lot of fine print.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota by the end of the month after serving the state for more than two decades.
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WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden is a courageous American hero and will be remembered as one long after the “war on terror” is replaced by some other pretext for violating Americans’ constitutional rights and the rest of the world’s national sovereignty, privacy and, sometimes, security.
WASHINGTON — The scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service is “overtaxed” in its new role as the key enforcement agency for Obamacare.
Delta Air Lines president Edward H. Bastian had good news for analysts gathered for a recent industry conference sponsored by JPMorgan.
Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result: billions of taxpayer dollars going to waste.
LOS ANGELES — The jobs of the nation’s citizen-soldiers are supposed to be safe while they are serving their country: Federal law does not allow employers to penalize service members because of their military duties.
RIVERTON — The former financial manager of two Riverton companies has been sentenced to six to 10 years behind bars for stealing from his employers.
BOZEMAN — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed into law a measure that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage for cancer patients participating in clinical trials.
The directors of a Montana mining company are urging shareholders to reject a takeover bid by a group that includes former Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of Montana's massive Colstrip coal-fired power plant, seeking to force the installation of more pollution controls at the decades-old facility.
WASHINGTON — My comments on the federal suit against the bond-rating rating agency Standard & Poor's drew some critical reactions that are worth sharing with readers. I argued that S&P, which badly erred in rating bonds tied to home mortgages, was being made a scapegoat for the finan…
Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:
WASHINGTON -- Symbolic of the debate we're not having about government's size and role -- the essence of the deficit problem -- is the future of farm subsidies. Running $10 billion to $15 billion annually, they don't do much good. For starters, they haven't saved small farms. Since the 1930s…