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Tester unveils air ambulance bill

Havre Daily News staff U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced in Belgrade Tuesday that he is introducing legislation to allow states to regulate air ambulance services. “I believe that every industry needs to be held accountable to its customers, and in...

 

Sen. Tester: Support Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

Our own Sen. Jon Tester recently said the Senate should “have a hearing and a vote” on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sen. Tester should go one step further by...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 17, 2017

Essmann apologizes to Bachmeier for insulting post

Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann has apologized to state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, days after the party had posted a photoshopped image of the freshman legislator on the party’s social media accounts, Bachmeier said in a...

 

Tester answers questions in online town hall

Press release U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., engaged his constituents from across the state Wedensday by hosting an online town hall via Facebook Live.   Poeple who missed the live event can watch the town hall in its entirety at...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 16, 2017

Tester wants look at Russia

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Wednesday that he wants a non partisan blue ribbon committee established to investigate possible Russian influence on members of the Trump administration. “If it’s nothing, that is a good thing, if it is...

 

Tester sets online town hall via Facebook Live

Havre Daily News staff U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has invited his constituents to join him in an online town hall via Facebook Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at facebook.com/events/190721801409118. “I will be taking your questions through...

 

Tester votes for water users

Earlier this month, the United States Congress voted to permanently gut protections for clean water. The Stream Protection Rule would have provided valuable additional protections for landowners and water users like me. Agriculture depends on clean...

 

Tester's support of coal regs puts Montana jobs at risk

There are several Democrats who represent coal states in the United States Senate. Clair McCaskil of Michigan, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and, of course, Montana’s own Jon Tester. But...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 3, 2017

Cutting-edge research on the Hi-Line

In the last 10 years, Montana State University-Northern's work on fuels has gone from a small program focused on testing petroleum and bio-based fuels to its Advanced Fuels Center, an operation...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 1, 2017

Legislators discuss Keystone, rural teacher needs

State Sen. Mike Lang, R-Malta, said Tuesday he is sponsoring a Senate joint resolution urging President Donald Trump and Congress to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, adding that the pipeline would...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 30, 2017

Mental health first aid class teaches how to help

Fifteen participants volunteered to take Friday's mental health first aid training course in a packed Jon Tester Room at Bullhook Community Health Center. The training session, instructor and Montana...

 

Hate has no place in Havre or Montana, alderman

On Jan. 17, 2017, the Havre City Council voted to pass the “Proclamation of Support for the City and Citizens of Whitefish, Montana.” The proclamation, “denouncing hate, bigotry, and intolerance,” served to show Havre’s solidarity with near...

 

Tester should support DeVos confirmation

The nomination of Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of Education will put a qualified reformer with nearly 30 years’ experience fighting for local control over educational decisions in charge of the future of American education. I strongly...

 

Betsy DeVos will fight for education equality and academic progress

The presidential election was fraught with heightened emotions, personal attacks and vitriol that reached new lows. Individuals and groups on both sides of the aisle fought tooth-and-nail for their candidate, at times losing sight of what actually ma...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 16, 2017

Bullhook to hold mental health aid training

Bullhook Community Health Center will offer mental health aid training Jan. 27 to teach how to identify people who struggle with mental health or substance problems and then connect them with the resources they need. The free eight-hour training...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 10, 2017

Daines, Tester introduce Little Shell recognition bill

Montana Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines have introduced legislation that would designate the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians a federal tribe, both lawmakers said in a joint press release Friday. Tester, a Democrat and Daines, a Republican,...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 5, 2017

Federal land change Zinke voted for raises criticism

U.S Rep. Ryan Zinke voted for a House budgetary rules change Tuesday night that could make it easier for lawmakers to transfer federal public land to states and other entities. Zinke, who was nominated last month by President-elect Donald Trump to...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 4, 2017

Health Net comments on Veterans Choice

A spokesperson for Health Net, the third-party administrator tasked with scheduling appointments for veterans and paying providers under the Veterans Choice Program, says the company is working on improving its services. “Recently, we collaborated...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 3, 2017

Havre hospital opting out of Veterans Choice

Northern Montana Hospital has dropped out of the Veterans Choice Program - which was supposed to be an answer for veterans too far from a VA clinic or those in need of faster attention - because the p...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 22, 2016

Tester on Obamacare: 'I don't know what's going to happen'

Montana's senior U.S. senator was in Havre at Bullhook Community Health Center Tuesday collecting input on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be ready when Republicans bring the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 20, 2016

Tester holding health care roundtable in Havre

Montana’s senior senator will be in Havre Wednesday to hear from people in the health care field about health issues including talk of repealing or rolling back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. Sen. Jon....

 

Zinke accepts nomination to Interior

Staff and wire report President-elect Donald Trump has officially chosen Montana’s U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary. “I am pleased to nominate Congressman Ryan Zinke as our secretary of the interior. He has built one of the...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    December 1, 2016

Northern declines to endorse pipeline protestors' rights

The local university student senate voted against supporting a student proposal to endorse the right of demonstrators protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. "We are not here for you to get a...

 

Zinke looks at Senate run against Tester in 2018

MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS — U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke suggested in an interview with The Associated Press that he could run against Democrat Jon Tester in Montana’s 2018 U.S. Senate race if the two-term incumbent does not work...

 

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