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Our View: State redistricting has some hits, some misses

One of the most thankless jobs in all of politics is reapportioning legislative district lines to comply with the Census — at least it's thankless if you hope to do it in a bipartisan, fair way.

Unlike most states, Montana has set up a commendable system under which a five-member panel — two Republicans, two Democrats and an impartial presiding officer — listens to ideas from the public at a series of hearings, including one in Havre, and goes through a point-by-point process to redrawing the lines.

On the whole, the panel that has put together the new district lines that will take ef...


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