Government Accountability Office
When people use the word "bureaucrat," the context is rarely complimentary.
Temporary directors are currently in charge of four of the Indian Health Service’s 12 regional offices, including in Billings, which U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said is hampering the struggling agency’s ability to improve.
The problems with the Billings Area IHS are so pervasive and have existed for so long that Montana’s Congressional delegation recently called for an investigation from the federal Government Accountability Office.
The problems under investigation in the Billings Area Indian Health Service are not unique in the national system.
Don’t get sick after July.
Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.
MISSOULA — A new federal report says only one-quarter of U.S. Forest Service trails meet the agency’s own standards as it attempts to catch up with a $524 million maintenance deficit.
We at Fort Peck take seriously our responsibility to care for the patients we treat. We work hard to make sure they get good dialysis care. As one of Montana's few rural dialysis clinics, we believe it's important to set the record straight about a provision in the so-called fiscal cliff com…
WASHINGTON — With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of "Les Miserables," hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio's senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo — and of conservatives'…
DENVER — The federal government’s new plan for oil shale development on public lands would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive areas, with new leases initially being issued strictly for research on how to commercially produce oil from oil shale in Utah, Wyoming …
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — U.S. senators from seven Missouri River states have asked the federal Government Accountability Office to examine this summer's heavy flooding throughout the river basin.
The nation's first horse slaughter facility in years could be operational by spring now that a de facto ban on the practice has been lifted, Western supporters said Wednesday.
At 20.1 percent, Montana has the fourth-highest unemployment rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the nation, behind Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota.
The closure of the last U.S. horse slaughter plants in the fall of 2007 has failed to reduce the number of horses shipped to slaughter.
It was interesting to read all of the biggest banks’ talking points against swipe-fee reform in the March 20 guest opinion by Tom Boos of the Billings Federal Credit Union. Unfortunately, the op-ed didn’t describe the problem or the proposed solution. Instead, it was full of the campaign sca…
HELENA — A new report from the Government Accountability Office says illegal cross-border activity along a 308-mile stretch of the northern border, including parts of Montana, Idaho and Washington, “remains largely unknown.”
The government is losing tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties from energy companies that let immense volumes of natural gas escape into the atmosphere, congressional investigators said in a new report.
Sletten Construction of Great Falls didn’t follow instructions and failed to submit some of the required documents for its federal courthouse design, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
U.S. Forest Service officials are considering using a controversial “categorical exclusion” rule criticized in a federal study earlier this year to fast-track the drilling of a single exploratory oil well on the Shoshone National Forest.
GREEN RIVER - Bureau of Land Management officials will wait for new guidelines from Washington, D.C., before changing the way the Wyoming office issues categorical exclusions for drilling permits, administrators said.
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