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Two and a half years ago, Attorney General Tim Fox and I stood on the steps of the state capitol with other lawmakers announcing a major long-term initiative to address the impacts of drugs (Aid Montana). Since then, our successes outnumber our defeats, and we are ready for the next phase to…

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.

Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old eno…

I am again seriously impressed by the disconnect between the reality star in the White House and the President of the United States.

I’m no stranger to picking up and moving on. Throughout my childhood, my mom’s job took us to Twin Falls, Idaho, and back to Miles City a couple times. I finally moved back to Miles City my senior year on my own, with a parentally approved family to live with, to finish high school with my p…

Given our recent weather pattern, commodity prices and a few other outlying factors, it is hard to find something positive to say about production agriculture these days. But one silver lining in these gloomy clouds is that there is now lots of feed for our livestock to consume. Not only are…

“Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Human and Other Animals” by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, c.2019, Scribner $28/$37 Canada, 368 pages

Well that was a blast from the past, the oil refinery in Al-Abqaiq was hit by a missile and drone attack. I used to work next to it.

I just returned from our National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual conference. The goal of the conference is to provide networking opportunities for agents across the United States and to discuss emerging topics in agriculture production and the best strategies for addressing…