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Under Newsom, California sees population decline for first time in more than century

(The Center Square) – California, the state that has led population growth nationally for the last 170 years, reported a population loss under Gov. Gavin Newsom for the first time since 1850, according to newly published Census Bureau data. Until 2020, California had gained population in every year since 1900. Increasing taxes, restrictive policies on Read More…

Lockheed-Boeing team pitch Defiant X, its candidate for the Army’s long-range assault helo competition

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky and Boeing have pitched a tweaked version of the team’s coaxial technology demonstrator — the SB-1 Defiant — which it plans to submit for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault (FLRAA) competition, according to the companies.   The modified, competition-ready aircraft design is being called Defiant X, taking the same surname as little Read More…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is reportedly going to run for governor of Arkansas

There could soon be another Huckabee in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former President Donald Trump’s second White House press secretary, is expected to announced on Monday that she will run for governor of Arkansas, two people familiar with the matter told NBC News. Her father, Mike Huckabee, served as Arkansas’ governor from 1996 to Read More…

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Under Newsom, California sees population decline for first time in more than century

(The Center Square) – California, the state that has led population growth nationally for the last 170 years, reported a population loss under Gov. Gavin Newsom for the first time since 1850, according to newly published Census Bureau data. Until 2020, California had gained population in every year since 1900. Increasing taxes, restrictive policies on Read More…

Lockheed-Boeing team pitch Defiant X, its candidate for the Army’s long-range assault helo competition

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky and Boeing have pitched a tweaked version of the team’s coaxial technology demonstrator — the SB-1 Defiant — which it plans to submit for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault (FLRAA) competition, according to the companies.   The modified, competition-ready aircraft design is being called Defiant X, taking the same surname as little Read More…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is reportedly going to run for governor of Arkansas

There could soon be another Huckabee in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former President Donald Trump’s second White House press secretary, is expected to announced on Monday that she will run for governor of Arkansas, two people familiar with the matter told NBC News. Her father, Mike Huckabee, served as Arkansas’ governor from 1996 to Read More…

Montana lawmakers look at more ways to kill wolves

HELENA, Mont. — By TOM KUGLIN Independent Record Two northwest Montana lawmakers are considering a number of bills that could moderately or significantly change the way Montana manages wolves.   Sen. Bob Brown and Rep. Paul Fielder, both Republicans from Thompson Falls, have drafted legislation ranging from including wolf licenses in big game combination licenses and Read More…

Montana State Bobcats defensive coordinator Kane Ioane set to join Boise State staff

BOZEMAN — Montana State’s football coaching staff has taken another hit. Kane Ioane, who returned to Bozeman in 2019 as the Bobcats’ defensive coordinator, has agreed to become the co-defensive coordinator at Boise State. Multiple sources told MTN Sports that Ioane told his players on Friday and is flying to Boise on Sunday. MTN Sports’ Read More…

Bill would allow North Dakota to be exempt from some presidential executive orders

As Joe Biden becomes America’s 46th president today, some North Dakota lawmakers are looking to preemptively curb the impact his executive orders could have on the state. House Bill 1164 would allow North Dakota to exempt itself from applying certain presidential orders. Under the bill, orders could go unenforced if the attorney general deems them unconstitutional and Read More…

FORMER WYOIMING SENATE PRESIDENT HANK COE DIES

Former Wyoming Senate President Hank Coe of Cody has died at the age of 74. According to the Cody Enterprise newspaper, Coe died Thursday afternoon of pancreatic cancer. The paper says he was diagnosed with the disease in November. Coe served in the Wyoming Legislature for three decades, including stints as Senate president and Vice President. He Read More…

Montana Tech to add track and field programs

BUTTE – Montana Tech director of athletics Matt Stepan announced the upcoming addition of track and field to the Orediggers’ list of varsity sports. The men’s and women’s teams will begin recruiting immediately and are scheduled to compete in the Frontier Conference and the NAIA indoor and outdoor seasons in the spring of 2022. “We Read More…

Gianforte requests Montana National Guard soldiers to return from Washington D.C.

HELENA – Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Friday he requested the returning home of Montana National Guard soldiers deployed for security assistance at the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. In a tweet, Gov. Gianforte wrote, “With their mission complete, I have instructed Adjutant General Hronek to bring our @GuardMontana soldiers home.” READ FULL STORY

How About a Little Sobriety, Please?

Washington’s public works department should have built an emergency system of drainage ditches, culverts and tunnels to divert into the Potomac River the torrents of praise, approval and adoration the press poured down on President Joe Biden on Inauguration Day. At one point in the early evening, citizens living in low-lying portions of the city Read More…

South Dakota becomes leading example of vaccine distribution

South Dakota, a state that weathered months of criticism from the media and Democrats for how it handled the COVID-19 epidemic, has become a model for vaccine distribution while other states struggle. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Dakota is the third-most successful state in administering its provided coronavirus vaccines, following West Read More…

Foster Friess spreads ‘generosity upon generosity’

JACKSON —PAWS of Jackson Hole Executive Director Amy Moore’s four-person staff gathered in an office around the holidays to open a certified letter inbound from the Lynn and Foster Friess Family Foundation. Only one person present, PAWS Development Director David Watson, knew what was concealed within. “As we opened up the envelope, we had no Read More…

Emails show North Dakota attorney general was advised Texas election lawsuit likely would fail

Emails indicate North Dakota’s attorney general advocated for the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Texas’ lawsuit over the presidential election despite an expectation among some of his top officials that it wouldn’t succeed.   The state’s deputy solicitor general told Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem he thought the high court would deny the case “in one sentence.” A Read More…

Rep. Rosendale announces support for term limits

HELENA, Mont. – Representative Matt Rosendale announced his support for two proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution Thursday. The first amendment, H.J. Res. 12, would amend the Constitution to establish term limits for members of Congress. You can read the proposed amendment here. READ FULL STORY

Montana State nursing instructor named Distinguished Nurse of the Year

BOZEMAN — A Montana State University nursing instructor has been recognized for her outstanding contributions made to professional nursing. Leesha Ford, clinical nursing instructor on the College of Nursing’s Bozeman campus, received the Distinguished Nurse of the Year award. The statewide award, which was founded in honor of nurse Trudy Malone, is given annually by the Montana Read More…

DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries

Washington, D.C., was quiet and state capitals across the country reported a few small protests Sunday as cities beefed up security and locked down capitol buildings for fear of widespread and violent protests. Small groups of demonstrators, some holding guns and rifles, gathered at several of the state capitol buildings that had been fortified and surrounded by Read More…

WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL PREPARED FOR POTENTIAL ARMED PROTESTS

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it’s prepared should any violence erupt at the Wyoming State Capitol next week. The FBI has warned of possible armed protests across the U.S. in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, but WHP spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Beck says they’re “not anticipating” things to “go south.” READ FULL STORY

Venice is watching tourists’ every move

(CNN) — They’re watching you, wherever you walk. They know exactly where you pause, when you slow down and speed up, and they count you in and out of the city. What’s more, they’re tracking your phone, so they can tell exactly how many people from your country or region are in which area, at which Read More…

AOC: ‘Southern States Are Not Red States, They’re Suppressed States,’ Must Be Liberated To ‘Heal’ USA

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed without evidence during an hour-long Instagram post Tuesday that Southern states are not “red states,” but rather “suppressed states” that need to be liberated to “heal” America. “That’s what we got to do. We got to organize. And I think what we saw in Georgia is a really good example Read More…

South Dakota Board of Regents’ lone free speech grievance: Hobo Days

PIERRE, S.D. — An annual report documenting alleged violations of free speech on public university campuses across South Dakota turned up only a single complaint, a grievance over “Hobo Days” as the name of South Dakota State University’s homecoming celebration, according to the state’s Board of Regents. Nathan Lukkes, the Board of Regents’ counsel, presented Read More…