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Fast-growing Bozeman raises bar for planning

BOZEMAN, MT – This boomtown that sits prettily in the Gallatin Valley surrounded by six mountain ranges is finishing its sixth update of its comprehensive community plan since it started serious planning in 1958. Bozeman was about the size of West Bend back in 1990, but the Montana city has grown at more than 4% per ...

Some outsiders who could re-think UW System

If historical patterns hold up, it’s 90% certain that the University of Wisconsin Regents will take the safe and predictable route of hiring from the inside for the next president of the 13-college system. That’s been the case for the selection of the recent presidents. The last two, Kevin Reilly and Ray Cross, moved up from ...

Trump and health cost transparency, real or fake?

President Trump probably really thinks that by snapping his fingers and putting out a Twitter message that he is going to cause hospitals and clinics come clean with their chaotic, lucrative and out-of-control price schedules. His intentions are noble. But he grandly under-estimates the power of the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC). The big insurance ...

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