When customers use credit cards at shops in Europe or Australia, they insert a card in a reader and enter a PIN. There’s no swiping and signing as in U.S. card transactions.
WASHINGTON — As fighters from the Islamic State surge toward control of Anbar Province in western Iraq and the border town of Kobane in Syria, U.S. commanders and diplomats are signaling that the U.S. must expand its military operations before the extremists control even more territory.
So far, there is only one reported case of a person infected with Ebola flying undetected from West Africa to the United States. So far, only one person who had contact with the infected traveler has contracted the deadly virus.
Rocky Mountain College volleyball star Yang Yang has adapted to life in Montana pretty well, with maybe one exception.
The number of Montanans experiencing poverty increased by more than 11,000 people last year when compared to 2012, which translates into thousands of residents having inadequate access to health care, according to public health officials.
The Ebola epidemic threatens thousands of lives along with the economies of nations in Africa and beyond.
WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek cong…
In a Billings Gazette guest opinion in September 2003, I compared the prices of a three-month supply of the 30 most popular patented prescription drugs from the Billings Costco pharmacy with a Canadian pharmacy. The Canadian prices were 48 percent lower.
WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the questio…
Grand Teton National Park is an extraordinary place. Its mountains are breathtaking, its lakes and rivers pristine. Wildlife is abundant and the majesty of nature reigns supreme. It is one of the crown jewels of the national park system.
The public lands of the United States belong to every citizen, a fact that has never deterred efforts to convert the public domain to private profit.
There’s little question many architects and builders are convinced of the threat of climate change and are urging clients to plan for a future of weather extremes.
As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries. So many of them tell me the same thing; they’re ready to grow their businesses and to hire more people.
Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.
With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good en…
ASPEN, Colo. — At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
Russia’s ban on food imported from the West won’t make a ruble’s difference to Montana farmers, officials have said.
Millions of immigrants come to the U.S. every year to study, work and seek new lives, including an estimated 11.7 million people currently living in the U.S. illegally.
During Easter time, I sent my sister a bouquet of flowers. I was a house guest at that time and thought that a floral arrangement would be a great hostess gift. In fact, when I arrived, she commented that she had received not one, but two arrangements of flowers. Why did I send two?
Montana is well-known across the country for a lot of things – beautiful mountains, the great outdoors, friendly people – and a great place to do business.