HELENA — A state senator whose absence led to an uproar was back in attendance Saturday — but acrimony over a noisy showdown a day earlier promised to linger.
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Montana Senate Democrats stand in protest on Friday, in Helena. Republicans ignored Democratic attempts to stall votes until all members are present, allowing key GOP-backed legislation to clear a procedural deadline.
State Sen. Shannon Augare of Browning returned to the Senate early Saturday as the chamber resumed voting. He told reporters in a prepared statement that he went home to conduct tribal...