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 By Alex Ross    Local

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... — Updated 1/28/2016

 
 By Alex Ross    Local

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... — Updated 12/2/2015

 
 By MATT VOLZ    State News

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... — Updated 10/22/2015

 
 By Alex Ross    Local

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... — Updated 10/8/2015

 

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... — Updated 5/20/2015

 

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... — Updated 10/10/2014 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... — Updated 10/5/2014 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

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... — Updated 9/12/2014 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

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... — Updated 9/8/2014 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 plagi... — Updated 8/16/2014 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... — Updated 8/8/2014 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... — Updated 8/7/2014 Full story

 

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... — Updated 8/7/2014 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... — Updated 8/6/2014

 

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... — Updated 8/6/2014 Full story

 

US House candidates' energy plans reveal contrasts

BILLINGS (AP) — Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems— a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such... — Updated 8/4/2014 Full story

 

Defense Department to oversee Walsh plagiarism probe

HELENA - The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because... — Updated 7/30/2014 Full story

 

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism probe

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday. Defense... — Updated 7/29/2014 Full story

 

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

HELENA — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously... — Updated 7/24/2014 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Turning Highway 2 into 'Super 2'

Planning is moving forward on upgrading the next section of U.S. Highway 2 to a “Super 2” configuration with passing and turning lanes, with the Montana Department of Transportation looking for comments on the proposal. The pro... — Updated 7/17/2014 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Daines joins water project funding group

Montana’s sole U.S. representative joined colleagues from the Dakotas Wednesday in shifting money to regional rural water projects including in north-central Montana. A press release from Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said the cong... — Updated 7/10/2014 Full story

 

AP projects Daines, Walsh the winners

HELENA (AP) — Steve Daines is projected to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Montana, defeating state Rep. Champ Edmunds and political newcomer Susan Cundiff in the primary election. And John Walsh has been... — Updated 6/3/2014 Full story

 

Sen. John Walsh vs. Rep. Steve Daines in November

HELENA — Montana voters set the stage Tuesday for a November election that will determine whether a U.S. Senate seat that has been in Democratic hands for a century will stay there after the resignation of six-term Sen. Max... — Updated 6/3/2014 Full story

 

GOP candidates for US House debate economy

HELENA — Republican candidates for Montana's open U.S. House seat took shots at one another Wednesday over their positions on abortion, gun rights, spending and health care in the final debate before Tuesday's primary elections.... — Updated 5/29/2014 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Dems call on defeat of GOP in November

Democratic candidates at a Havre fundraiser had a consistent message: The main goal is keep Republicans out of office in the fall election. Park County rancher Dirk Adams, who faces... — Updated 5/28/2014 Full story

 

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