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President Biden signed 72 directives in a series of executive orders to try to rein in corporate abuse and to create a more competitive marketplace. These directives are instructing agencies to investigate anticompetitive practices and to create a more level playing field. One of the directi…

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While not of the gun-slinging Wild West lore, there is a battle being waged in Montana. The future of the Smith River and the health of the surrounding water quality and habitat is at stake. If Montanans lose, the casualty will be the natural resources that set Montana apart.

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After a tumultuous year for all of us – how is that for an understatement?! – our communities and citizens of Gallatin County are now facing a historic opportunity. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which Congress passed in March, has delivered significant sums of federal stimulus dollars…

Our institutions aren’t what they once were. Opinion polls show overwhelmingly that trust in the government, in Congress, and in business has fallen in previous years and remains low. One exception is the military, which is consistently among our most respected institutions. This reputation …

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Last week I read the transcript of a New York Times podcast with longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz. It gave me hope, not because Luntz was changing his politics, but because he was worried for the future of our country because of the divisiveness and bitterness between political facti…

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Gallatin Gateway students came out on top at the county’s 69th Annual Declamation Contest themed, “Big Tech Censorship: Suppressing Free Speech or Promoting Public Safety.”

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The American Farm Bureau Federation has called on the Biden administration to act responsibly in conservation efforts. Specifically, President Biden’s goal to conserve at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030, commonly referred to as “30x30,” is raising questions. Three key reques…