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Baucus to speak Sept. 7 at MSU

MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Max Baucus, former U.S. ambassador to China and long serving senator from Montana, will reflect on his life in public service in a lecture celebrating his return to...


Daines' filibuster proposal bad for Senate, America and Montana

Congress is in crisis, and some members of the U.S. Senate suggest fundamental changes that would forever alter the future of that esteemed body. In one dramatic proposal, Montana’s own Sen. Steve Daines has proposed getting rid of the historic...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 21, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Looking for water in north-central Montana

Last week, amid sweltering heat and arid conditions, the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation was grappling with a shortage of available drinking water. Chippewa Cree Tribal Water...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 14, 2017

Daines, Tester re-introduce rural water bill

Montana's U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines reintroduced a bill Thursday to provide a guaranteed annual fund of $80 million over 20 years for rural water projects including the Rocky...


Some good, some bad on Legislature's infrastructure work

The most significant infrastructure bill in over a quarter of a century was passed by the just adjourned 2017 legislatives session. It was the six-cent increase in motor fuel taxes which will make it possible for Montana to continue to match federal...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 1, 2017

Democrats seek support to be candidate

Several people who want to be the Democrats' nominee to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke pitched their candidacies to the Hill County Democrats during their monthly meeting in the Havre Eagles Club Tuesday...


Bullock announces 6 cabinet departures before new term

HELENA (AP) — Six of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s cabinet members will be leaving the administration before his second term begins next month, and replacements have been found for two of them so far, the Democratic governor said Friday. The...


Tribally owned tech startup lands $42.B Air Force contract

DILLON TABISH Flathead Beacon POLSON (AP) - From his office atop a hill on the south end of town, Thomas Acevedo can see the impressive reach of Flathead Lake stretching into the northern horizon...


Montana values prevail over Six Million Dollar Man

In 1978 Max Baucus was elected to the U.S. Senate starting a record 35 years of representing Montana. In 1978, Pat Williams was elected to the first of a record nine consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Also in 1978, something...

 By Alex Ross    Local    August 16, 2016

City council declines to endorse reopening 4 for 2

The Havre City Council voted unanimously Monday night to reject a request to sign onto a letter asking the federal government to revisit a decision denying a request to expand  a section of U.S. Highway 2 to four lanes. Highway 2 Association...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 28, 2016

Tester writes letter to Obama

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has penned a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that he take up several issues with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he comes to Washington, D.C., for a state dinner in March. Obama extended the...

 By Alex Ross    Local    December 1, 2015

Local Dems react to McLean resignation

Like much of the rest of Montana, Hill County Democrats were blindsided Monday by the news that Lt. Gov. Angela McLean will resign. Gov. Steve Bullock's office said McLean will resign to accept the...


Juneau may challenge Zinke for House seat

HELENA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is considering challenging U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke for Montana's U.S. House seat next year, a spokeswoman for the Democrat said Wednesday. Juneau, 48, has been the state's public schools...

 By Alex Ross    Local    October 8, 2015

Democrats push for success in 2016

With optimism and a fierce sense of urgency about making gains in the upcoming elections, Hill County Democrats gathered at the Eagles Club Wednesday night for the annual Pasma-Peck dinner, headlined...


House to consider repeal of meat labeling law

Staff and wire report WASHINGTON — A House committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered — a rule pushed in the last decade by the members of Montana’s...


Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree 

HELENA — The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, a college spokeswoman said. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania,... Full story


Lewis, Zinke debate with absentee voting to begin

BOZEMAN (AP) — Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke debated topics from health care to U.S. intervention in Iraq in a meeting Saturday that turned edgy as each candidate looks to set himself apart with absentee voting about to begin in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2014

Corporate election spending raising heat

The U.S. Senate narrowly killed debate on a bill that could have given Montana more control over corporate spending in elections, a bill one of its co-sponsors praised in a press conference shortly before the vote. And Democratic candidates for the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 8, 2014

Curtis stumps in Havre

North-central Montana Democrats heard from a recent addition to a U.S. Senate race as high school mathematics teacher, Montana Rep. Amanda Curtis, D-Butte, told them why she should go to Washington... Full story


Dems tap Curtis for senate seat

HELENA (AP) - Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations f... Full story


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... Full story


Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Thursday he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree. In a statement to supporters, the... Full story


Walsh mum on whether he's leaving race

HELENA (AP) — Sen. John Walsh was taking personal time at his Helena home as his campaign canceled events and avoided questions about whether the Montana Democrat plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a...


5 Things to Know in Montana for Aug. 7

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. DEMOCRATS LOOK AT STEPS NEEDED FOR NEW SENATE CANDIDATE: Sen. John Walsh hasn't made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing... Full story


Sen. Walsh cancels events; campaign mum on race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh of Montana on Tuesday postponed at least two upcoming events as his campaign declined to answer questions about whether he planned to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a research paper. The... Full story


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