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 By Derek Hann    Local    March 15, 2019

Members of Congress comment on Trump's budget proposal

Monday, President Donald Trump submitted to Congress a $4.75 trillion budget plan, "A Budget for a Better America," which is said to increase military spending while creating large, aggressive cuts...

 

Letter to the Editor - Fight to get Amtrak back on track

Hello rail fans, I have some great news! On Feb. 15, the transportation budget was passed into law. It states, “the conferees direct Amtrak to provide a station agent in each Amtrak station that had a ticket agent position eliminated in fiscal...

 

Tester's works to find solution for livestock haulers

From the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester WASHINGTON — After securing a provision in last month’s government funding deal to temporarily stop the U.S. Department of Transportation from enforcing electronic logging device and hours of service rules...

 

Letter to the Editor - Don't let Amtrak dodge the ticket agent issue

Editor, I am writing a response to the March 1 article by Derek Hann regarding Havre and Shelby hoping to get the Amtrak station agents back. As Amtrak’s management has, most particularly over the past year, been especially unsupportive of the nati...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    March 1, 2019

Havre, Shelby look to get customer service agents at Amtrak stations

Editor's note: The original version of this story said U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. did not respond to a request for comment for the article. The Havre Daily News emailed a former spokesperson for...

 

Letter to the Editor - More bipartisan, common-sense solutions needed for environment

Dear editor, Both of Montana’s senators, Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Steve Daines, promoted and voted for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Rep. Greg Gianforte praised this public lands package and called for...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    February 27, 2019

Tester says national emergency is an attack on the legislative branch

In a telephone press conference from Washington, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, said he plans to vote against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration once it reaches the Senate....

 

Congress approves major public lands, conservation bill

Staff and wire A wide-ranging bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments has...

 

Tester secures logging device prohibition for livestock hauler

Press release Legislation to fund the government that Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and a small bipartisan group of lawmakers secured last week includes resources and policy wins for critical Montana agriculture programs, including a prohibition on the D...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 20, 2019

Hill County to receive nearly $2 million in road flood repair

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he helped secure almost $18 million to help repair flood-damaged roads in Montana, including more than $1.8 million for Hill County. “Last year’s flooding did real damage to Montana’s roads and...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    February 18, 2019

Daines' liaison speaks on border wall during Pachyderm meeting

A Great Falls staffmember of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Friday Daines supports President Donald Trump's efforts to build the southern border wall. "The senator certainly stands behind the p...

 

Trump and Tester claim victory on border security bill

Staff and wire report Both the U.S. president and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., are calling the border security compromise released this week a victory. "The bill our conference committee crafted is...

 

GOP leaders back border deal, despite protests on the right

Staff and wire Editor’s note: This version adds comment from the office of Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. WASHINGTON - GOP congressional leaders swung behind a hard-won agreement today to prevent a...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    January 30, 2019

Tester talks about the end of the government shutdown

Friday, after five weeks, Congress was finally able to strike a deal with President Donald Trump to end the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said...

 

St. Mary group tries to trigger $10 million bond authority

Press release The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Jan. 16 in Havre to discuss the repairing of the 100-year-old facility that diverts water from the St. Mary River into the Milk River. The SMRWG discussed the upcoming legislative session....

 

Gianforte reintroduces legislation recognizing Little Shell

Havre Daily News staff Montana’s sole U.S. representative has again introduced legislation in the House asking Congress to recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a companion to a bill introduced by Montana’s U.S. senators. Rep....

 

Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell

Staff and wire report Montana’s U.S. senators are again starting the process to try to achieve federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Monte’s U.S. Sens Jon Tester and Steve Daines are re-introducing bipartisan...

 

Obituary - Ruby Idora Brockie, (NokihGun Itha) "Warrior Woman"

Ruby Idora Brockie, (NokihGun Itha) "Warrior Woman,"85 years of age, member of the Frozen Clan of the White Clay Nation (AaniNiiin) of Hays, Montana, was called home January 5, 2019. Ruby was born... Full story

 

Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell

Staff and wire report Montana’s U.S. senators are again starting the process to try to achieve federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Monte’s U.S. Sens Jon Tester and Steve Daines are re-introducing bipartisan...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 31, 2018

The year in review: 2018

The past 12 months were filled with local news, some happy, some distressing, ranging from politics to helping people in need, from trying to find why indigenous women are so much more likely to be...

 

Utah senator blocks vote on Montana tribe's recognition

Staff and wire report A Republican U.S. senator from Utah last week blocked a vote on a bill to grant federal recognition to Montana’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The U.S. House passed a bill in September that would have required the fe...

 

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food...

 

Farm bill compromise unveiled, clearing way for vote

Staff and wire report Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill, a mammoth package that will fund key safety net programs for the next five years. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., said the compromise measure will benefit Montana. “The new...

 

Tester praises passage of Savanna's Act, hearing on issue set for Wednesday

Havre Daily News staff U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Friday praised the unanimous passage of a bill to help address the missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic Thursday night. Savanna’s Act, sponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitcamp, D-N.D., would...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    December 5, 2018

U.S.-China trade truce meets 'cautious optimism' for many in Montana

The trade truce between the United States and China is being looked at by experts and producers alike with cautious optimism. "There is still quite a bit of uncertainty whether this is going to...

 

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