HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only working farmer in the U.S. Senate, reported assets last year valued at $1.1 million to $2.2 million, most of which are his family’s organic grain farm west of Big Sandy.
If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In fact, according to The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, nearly three-fourths of Montana residents vacation within the state, many of wh…
The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.
MISSOULA — Paying back that college debt doesn’t wait for anyone, including members of the armed services, but a bill bouncing around the nation’s Capitol may soon allow veterans to defer their college loan payments before deployment.
When I sent the letters, the grease from Election Night pizza hadn’t even made its way out of my system, and I was running on caffeine and adrenaline.
For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.
HELENA — The three members of Montana’s congressional delegation say they’re opposed to sending any additional U.S. troops or advisers into Iraq to help quell a Sunni Muslim-led insurgency.
A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.
There’s trouble brewing in Montana. People who don’t live here, and who don’t really care what happens to our state, are trying to take advantage of us. If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be paying the price for decades to come.
The next congressional budget crisis is barreling down a road near you.
HELENA — Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., teed off Monday on the Obama administration’s new draft rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, calling them “just another step in this administration’s war on coal.”
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U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, laid out plans Sunday to address the Veterans Affairs scandal as well as the health care system’s history of inadequate service.
Sen. John Walsh, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Steve Daines released statements Friday in response to Eric Shinseki’s resignation as secretary of Veterans Affairs.
HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday joined those calling for the resignation of U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying a new report “confirms the worst of the allegations against the VA and its failure to deliver timely (health) care to veterans.”
Indian Health Service Acting Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux suggested a dose of cash would cure the federal program that has come under attack for poor care.
The latest scandal in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t about quality of health care, but rather about veterans’ being unable to get care when they need it.
LAUREL — Even with Monday's historic dedication of the veteran's cemetery here as a national cemetery — bringing to a close a decade of work by area citizens, veterans and local, state and federal officials — the purpose of the Memorial Day ceremony wasn't lost on the hundreds of people in a…
When the Yellowstone National Cemetery is dedicated today, Yellowstone County residents should take pride in knowing that they created this honorable resting place for American heroes.
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.