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 By Lisa Baumann and Matthew Brown - Associated Press    State News    August 8, 2014

Walsh departure leaves Democrats scrambling

LISA BAUMANN MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press HELENA - Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt...

 By Matthew Brown - Associated Press    Local    October 31, 2013

Judges send Fort Belknap voting case back to Mont.

BILLINGS — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to settle a voting rights case in which American Indians in Montana sued to establish satellite voting offices on three reservations. Residents of Fort Belknap and other Indian...

 By Matthew Brown - Associated Press    State News    June 25, 2013

A grizzly rebound? No really, study says

BILLINGS — Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections,...

 By GARANCE BURKE, MATTHEW BROWN - Associated Press    State News    January 7, 2011

EPA to test air in homes near Billings oil spill

BILLINGS — The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will collect indoor air samples from homes downstream AP Photo/Jim Urquhart Cleanup workers use oil absorbent materials along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Wednesday. An Exxon...

 By MATTHEW BROWN - Associated Press    State News    January 5, 2011

Rising river complicates Exxon oil spill cleanup

LAUREL — The initial cleanup along the oil-fouled Yellowstone River could be tested today as rising waters make it harder for Exxon Mobil Corp. to get to areas damaged by the crude spilled from a company pipeline. The National Weather Service...