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According to state health department statistics, for the past 30 years Montana has consistently topped the charts as being one of the top five states in the U.S. with the highest suicide rates. Experts say this may be the result of the many challenges rural residents in Montana face.

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I always hate taking personality quizzes and it’s mostly because I feel that I don’t particularly fit into one box or another. Even something as simple as introvert/extrovert throws me for a loop. Normally, I would say that I tend to be more introverted in nature but these last couple of wee…

I’m sitting in front of my computer trying to arrange a flight home from West Virginia University for my daughter, India. West Virginia recently reported its first documented cases of the coronavirus, but it remains among the lowest in the nation as far as reported COVID-19 cases go. Somehow…

Montanans are no strangers to challenging and unprecedented times. In 2017, we tackled the most expensive fire season on record and the largest since the big burn of 1910. Through economic downturns, we have made sacrifices in order to help neighbors in need and rebuilt again. Even dating ba…

I am a concerned citizen of Sidney. I see a lot of coverage on COVID-19 and it feels pretty dooms day. I think it would be very helpful to remind people that the end is not near. That toilet paper will be restocked on a weekly bases. That food will continue to come. Reynolds is doing a great…

I could write about coronavirus about which I know little, or politics about which I know too much, or the weather about which you know as much as I do, but they are all depressing topics so I am going to tell you about my uncle, Davey Maitland.

This weekend I did something you can do in America but very few other places in the world, I visited a museum.

Beginning in Montana later this month, our great country will engage in one of the most significant national activities created by our Founding Fathers: the United States census. While the census is important in allocating federal funds to our state and communities, its true significance lie…

A little over a year ago, a brilliant lawyer helped secure the future of our family ranch. Raphael Graybill went to battle for private property rights and public access in front of the Montana Supreme Court when he challenged the Attorney General’s interpretation of the law regarding Habitat…

As we all know, the coronavirus is spreading like a wildfire around the world and the country. I’m not going to write a long story on this because stories about it are all over all types of media.

You may have recently learned — from a newspaper, perhaps — that McClatchy, one of the largest newspaper publishers in the country, filed for bankruptcy protection. For the sky-is-falling industry observers, it’s the latest sign that newspapers are joining the horse and buggy in the broom cl…

The commencement of election season has brought a rash of fake news being written by right-wing extremists, borrowing a play from the radical left, and spread on social media about my voting record. The distortions concern pro-life issues and my vote this past session for the Medicaid Reform…