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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

May 28, 2019

In a provocative essay in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, author James D'Angelo, founder of the Congressional Research Institute, argues that more transparency in the legislative process leads to more corruption. 

At the heart of D'Angelo's seemingly counterintuitive argument is the notion that recording...

May 22, 2019

Four-term Montana Rep. Kimberly Dudik was the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring to replace outgoing Republican Attorney General Tim Fox, who is termed out of office in 2020. 

Dudik, a Missoula attorney, announced her candidacy just weeks before the 2019 Legislature convened, even though some people advised...

May 15, 2019

Literary performer and educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. Representing the U.S., Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy and the Europa en Verse Prize in Lagauardia di Como, Italy.

He and his work appear in “love jones”: a feature...

May 7, 2019

House Majority Whip Rep. Derek Skees is among the group of conservative Republicans — the self-described “38 specials" — who resisted efforts by 20 or so members of the so-called Solutions Caucus to pass major legislation during the 2019 legislative session.

"I honestly think we suffered more losses than we did...