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2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

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.

July 19, 2014 11:30 pmLoading…

Billings police: Text us your crime tips

The Billings Police Department is moving a two-year-old texting program back to the forefront in an effort to help officers and detectives solve more crimes.

July 10, 2014 5:21 pmLoading…

Sales Moves: Positive, well planned thinking leads to better outcomes

“Thoughts are things” is the title and the first words of the first chapter of the book.

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Marketing Cooler: Take a tip from Branson and become Social CEO

The business of doing business is often overwhelming and causes business owners and leaders to spend our days dwelling on the minutiae of day-to-day operations instead of what is truly important: communicating with our customers and clients and our employees.

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Sales Moves: Want to leave a legacy? Then get busy writing

What do you do when you get up every day? Anything to do with your legacy? I doubt it.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sales Moves: Are you 'good' or maybe not quite up to snuff?

Jim Collins’s immortal business bestseller, “Good to Great,” created a revolution in many businesses and an explosion in book sales. The book was adopted, adapted, taught, and implemented. In many instances, companies did go from good to great — or at least from good to very good.

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Marketing cooler: In the age of social media, networking still makes sense

There’s an adage that says “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” Certainly, over the past decade we have seen wild fluctuations in our economy, the rise and fall of entire industries and the house market ping-pong across the scale. Those weren’t the only changes, though.

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Montana photographer brings new marketing tool to Helena

Montana photographer brings new marketing tool to Helena

Entrepreneur Tim Lewis of InsideMT will take you on a virtual tour of Helena.

January 12, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Hidden consequences of Snowden revelations

WASHINGTON — There is more than a little hypocrisy to the outcry that the government, through the National Security Agency, is systematically destroying Americans’ right to privacy. Edward Snowden’s revelations have been stripped of their social, technological and historical context. Unless …

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Snowfall in Billings continues to break records

Snowfall in Billings continues to break records

When Jay Griffith and Nicole Speasl were making breakfast Sunday morning in Billings, they noticed little snowflakes of opportunity falling from the sky. 

December 22, 2013 12:32 pmLoading…

Better Business: Social media spam just the latest threat to online users

Spam on social media networks has risen 355 percent in just the first six months of 2013, according to a recent Nexgate research report. The greatest motivation for spammers is financial gain. With social spam, they want to drive online traffic to a website where advertisers pay them for the…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Who is a journalist and why does it matter?

Who is a journalist? That’s not a question limited to college classes, like the one Steve teaches on media ethics at George Washington University.

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Sales Moves: Using Instagram isn't an option, it's an opportunity

Question: Why did Facebook pay $1 billion for Instagram?

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Marketing Cooler: Social media minefields can be a hazard to your business

Employees are posting every day in virtually every industry — lashing out at customers, other employees and maybe even you.

September 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Health Matters: In case of emergency, tweet

When a South Korean airliner crashed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport in early July, the first information came from the cellphone tweets of passengers.

August 27, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Marketing Cooler: Public relations is all about building relationships

They say that “once a journalist, always a journalist." OK, maybe “they” don’t say that, unless “they” is technically “me.” Nevertheless, the fact is that I began my career as a journalist, learning how to tell compelling stories that would make readers want to learn more about the facts I w…

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Scammers bedevil religious leaders with fake Facebook pages

Scammers bedevil religious leaders with fake Facebook pages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Search for the Rev. Adam Hamilton on Facebook and you’ll likely get two seemingly identical pages to choose from.

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Guest opinion: Let thousands of blogs bloom in China

China employs an army of censors. As many as 50,000 well-trained monitors police the Internet, and 12 government departments are empowered to search and seize information and shut down users and sites. They work fast: A recent study conducted by two American computer scientists found that 30…

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University of Wyoming student targeted by Facebook rape threat

CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming officials are investigating who posted an anonymous rape threat aimed at a female UW student Wednesday evening on a Facebook page bearing the university's seal.

April 25, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

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