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A federal trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the state of Idaho that was slated to start April 15 has been canceled because the state has settled the case. Former Idaho Department of Labor purchasing agent James Cryer sued the department in December 2016, claiming the department retaliated against him and fired him for Read More…

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A federal trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the state of Idaho that was slated to start April 15 has been canceled because the state has settled the case. Former Idaho Department of Labor purchasing agent James Cryer sued the department in December 2016, claiming the department retaliated against him and fired him for Read More…

Wyoming governor seeks solution on quandary over big game migration corridors

Gov. Mark Gordon is pulling together a citizen’s group to help find a happy medium between energy and conservation interests seeking regulatory certainty around migration corridors in the southwestern quadrant of the state, his office announced Tuesday.   In a statement, Gordon called on Wyoming residents representing industry, agriculture and conservation to find a state-level Read More…

Dems plead with Steve Bullock to abandon White House bid for Senate

Top Democrats in Montana and Washington are really excited about Gov. Steve Bullock running — for the Senate, not the presidency. The Montana governor’s seemingly quixotic presidential run comes as nearly everyone in the party is begging him to challenge GOP Sen. Steve Daines and transform the 2020 Senate map. Unlike any other Democratic candidate Read More…

Don’t Answer It

There is little less unifying than our collective hate of robocalls. It’s a bipartisan issue, and unwanted calls, by far, elicit the most complaints to the Federal Communications Commission. I often receive as many robocalls over the course of a day as regular calls. And, in recent months, it has only gotten worse. For everyone. Read More…

Kamala Harris flip-flops on private health insurance and says she wants undocumented immigrants to get Medicare

Sen. Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, said she doesn’t support eliminating all private health insurance under Medicare-for-all after suggesting in January that she does. Harris told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday that “supplemental” private health insurance wouldn’t be eliminated under Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all legislation, which she Read More…

UW trustees name three candidates for acting prez job

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees named three candidates for the position of acting president Friday. Two are no longer university employees and the third has been a university employee for less than a year. Chris Boswell, UW’s former vice president for governmental and community affairs, and Bill Mai, former vice president Read More…

Session showed Montana Republicans not of like mind

The 66th legislative session is completed. I was humbled by the opportunity to serve the citizens of Flathead County in my first session. Now that the session is over, it is right and proper that I detail for my constituents my observations.   Montana, like America throughout its history, has a two-party political system. Since Read More…

Drug crisis hits close to home in Montana

BOZEMAN – As the opioid crisis and drug epidemic deepen nationwide, we’re feeling the effects right here in Montana. So far this year, law enforcement in southwest Montana have seized nearly 35,000 grams of drugs, ranging from marijuana to meth to prescription drugs. They’re already on track to surpass last year’s seizures of close to Read More…

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. We met at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood. We spent an hour or two together while his toddler daughter cruised around. We talked politics Read More…

Nancy Pelosi: Trump is ‘goading’ Democrats to impeach him to solidify his base

President Donald Trump is “goading” Democrats to try to impeach him because he believes it would help “solidify his base” of supporters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday. Pelosi has not been shy about publicly criticizing the president and his administration. But she has shown clear resistance toward the politically fraught prospect of impeaching Trump, Read More…

Wyoming Tourists Spent Over $3.8 Billion in 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An independent report states that visitors to Wyoming spent more than $3.8 billion in 2018, an increase of 6.8% from 2017. The report by Dean Runyan Associates released Monday by the Wyoming Office of Tourism shows a steady increase in traveler spending and visitor volume in the state since 2007. According Read More…

North Dakota’s Triangle Petroleum Files for Bankruptcy

Triangle Petroleum Corp., which has interests in North Dakota’s energy and commercial real-estate markets, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday with a reorganization plan under which bondholder J.P. Morgan Securities LLC will get all of the equity. Triangle’s debt consists mostly of a $2 million secured term loan from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA and $167 million under Read More…

Montana’s congressional delegation rallies for Restore Our Creek Coalition

Montana’s congressional leaders have taken up the Restore Our Creek Coalition’s cause of demanding a fully restored upper Silver Bow Creek from Texas Avenue to the confluence at George Street. Sens. Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte sent letters Wednesday expressing concern and disappointment over the Read More…

Congressman Gianforte discussing healthcare in rural MT

Getting healthcare to people in rural areas is something Congressman Greg Gianforte addressed when he visited Benefis Health Services this morning. Doctors, nurses and other hospital officials voiced their concerns about staffing, especially the lack of resources, when it comes to helping those with behavioral health needs. Gianforte serves on the House Energy and Commerce Read More…

Saas Management startup Intello scores $2.5 million extended seed – TechCrunch

Intello, the New York City-based Saas management platform, announced a $2.5 million extended seed round today, along with some product enhancements. The round was led by Resolute Ventures . Harrison Metal and Magnetico Ventures also participated along with various individual angel investors including Zane Lackey from Signal Sciences, Chris Smoak from Atrium and Zach Sherman Read More…