Eric Whitney appears in the following:
Saturday, October 08, 2022
The first cobalt mine in the United States in decades opened Friday in Idaho amid rising demand for the metal, which is a key component in electric vehicle batteries.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The president invoked the Defense Production Act after more than a dozen beef, pork and poultry plants across the country shut down either temporarily or indefinitely in the past few weeks.
Monday, March 02, 2020
Unlike postcard mountain resort towns, or Denver's booming, high-tech corridor, Pueblo is Colorado's faded industrial relic. But it's finding ways to grow into its next chapter.
Friday, January 04, 2019
Because of the partial government shutdown, some national parks are closing because employees aren't working and both trashcans and toilets are overflowing. Yellowstone has found a work-around.
Friday, December 28, 2018
The FCC chairman called CenturyLink's widespread telecom outage unacceptable and says an investigation will start immediately.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Falling trees after a wildfire pose a threat to both people and rebuilding. And trees that pose a hazard may be a homeowner's responsibility to remove.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
If a funding extension can't be hammered out in the Montana Legislature, the state could be the first to undo an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Friday, November 02, 2018
If the state's ballot initiative to fund Medicaid's expansion passes, it will mean a $2-per-pack increase in taxes on cigarettes and a new tax on electronic cigarettes.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is playing out in Senate races around the country, including Montana, where Republicans hope the issue will help them unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Democratic Montana Sen. Jon Tester helped sink the nomination of Ronny Jackson to lead the VA. President Trump and other Republicans hope to use the controversy to defeat Tester in the election.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
An epic wildfire season in Montana has conservatives blaming environmentalists for blocking logging projects, but scientists say climate change is making fire seasons longer and more intense.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Fire season in Montana has reached a dangerous new level. Blazes are growing and now threatening larger towns as the state is running out of money to fight them.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A massive wildfire is burning in Montana. But the money needed to fight the fires is becoming an issue.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Montana's three main health insurance firms say the Republican Senate's proposed cuts to Medicaid, and any plan to repeal the individual mandate, could drive up health costs for everyone.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Greg Gianforte's campaign claimed The Guardian's Ben Jacobs was the aggressor and knocked both men down, but an audio recording and witnesses suggested otherwise, and authorities cited Gianforte.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Health care is on the minds of many potential voters in Montana, but the House health bill itself is unlikely to sway entrenched Republican voters in the special election next week.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Democrats hope a singing cowboy in Montana will become their party's latest candidate to mobilize enthusiasm and money against Republicans in a special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Veterans Choice program was supposed to make it quicker and easier for vets to see a doctor by paying for private-sector care. But it's ended up being slower and more complicated.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Yellowstone National Park is often overwhelmed by cars. But right now, only bicycles are allowed on some popular park roads. But bikers have to be ready to dodge bears, wolves and other wildlife.