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2 hrs ago | WKRN

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Democratic Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Supreme Court upholds firing of tourism director

Elizabeth "Betsy" Baumgart was unsuccessful in arguing that her firing as administrator of the Montana Tourism and Promotion Division was motivated by politics, not the agency's bottom line.

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Related Topix: Montana, US Governors, Brian Schweitzer

Canadian Business Magazine

Montana Supreme Court upholds firing of former state tourism director

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she didn't spend millions of dollars meant to promote tourism and filmmaking in the state.

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Related Topix: Montana, US Governors, Brian Schweitzer

Washington Times

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 23

The Montana Supreme Court censured District Judge G. Todd Baugh over comments suggesting a 14-year-old rape victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.

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Related Topix: Montana, Judith Basin County, MT

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

State: Montanans won't lose health-care subsidies

Two contradictory federal appeals-court rulings that came out Tuesday have called President Barack Obama's health-care law's subsidies into question.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Montana

Washington Times

Feds give Montana more time on license rules

The Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to meet stringent driver's license rules as restrictions expand for states that don't comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

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Related Topix: Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Towleroad

Montana Attorney General Asks Court To Uphold State's Gay Marriage Ban

On July 17th, Montana attorney general Tim Fox asked a federal court to uphold the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in response to an attempt to overturn the 2004 law, reports Great Falls Trubine In May, four couples filed a federal lawsuit arguing that the ban denies same-sex couples the protections and benefits of marriage afforded ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montana, Gay/Lesbian

Sat Jul 19, 2014

American Thinker

NOAA Thinks No Trend In Global Temperatures for Two Decades is a Steady Increase?

At The Hill , which bills itself as "a top US political website, read by the White House and more lawmakers than any other site vital for policy, politics and election campaigns," Laura Barron-Lopez has an article on NOAA's latest climate report that apparently shows that "changes in the earth's climate are increasing at a steady rate ...

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Related Topix: Global Warming, California Government, California, Weather, Montana, Activism

Fri Jul 18, 2014

EDGE

Montana AG Asks Court to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

Montana's attorney general asked a federal court Thursday to uphold the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it.

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Related Topix: Montana, Gay/Lesbian

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KFBB

Montana AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban

Montana's attorney general is asking a federal court to uphold Montana's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it.

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Related Topix: Montana, Gay/Lesbian

KFBB

Daines wealthiest Montana Congressman

Financial disclosure forms show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is the wealthiest Montanan in Congress with personal assets worth between $8.9 million and $32.7 million.

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Related Topix: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Montana

The Missoula Independent Online

Rockies Today, July 17

Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Montanans divided on transfers federal lands to state control The transfer of federal lands to state control has gained momentum in the western United States, and in Montana, the Environmental Quality Council spent eight months studying the issue, although the recommendation of the panel made such a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Democrats ask US Navy for Zinke military records

Montana Democrats released a letter Wednesday asking for Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke's military records under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana, US Military, US Navy, Prison

The Billings Outpost

Gov. Bullock Gears Up For Father's Day Free Fishing Weekend

It's Montana's gift to Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 14-15.

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Related Topix: Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Fort Peck, MT

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Daily Kos

MT-Sen: John Walsh (D) Hits Steve Daines (R) For Voting To Dismantle Medicare In New Ad

If we lose this election and the Tea Party takes over the Senate, Medicare as we know it will be dismantled.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, Liberal Political News

The Billings Outpost

Local breweries win

More than a dozen Montana breweries won awards at the 2014 North American Beer Awards this month in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

KFBB

Women's Groups Rally Against Decision

Last week, Montana Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh put forward legislation to overturn the court's decision on Hobby Lobby which would allow women free access to private medical care.

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Related Topix: Montana, Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Billings Outpost

Gov. Bullock Gears Up For Father's Day Free Fishing Weekend

It's Montana's gift to Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 14-15.

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Related Topix: Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Fort Peck, MT

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Char-Koosta News

Tribal Defenders: rate of Native American incarceration 'shocking'

CSKT Tribal Defenders hosted a movie luncheon on Tuesday July 1. The movie presentation focused on incarceration in the U.S., and Tribal Defenders Ann Sherwood and Justin Kalmbach invited special guest Jim Taylor, Montana American Civil Liberties Union Legal Director, to give some shocking statistics of incarcerated Native Americans.

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Related Topix: Prison, Montana, ACLU, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Bitterroot Star

Wild places must be protected

The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influenced every effort to protect wild country during the past 40-plus years in Montana and throughout the nation.And it's a great story, full of colorful characters and bugling elk.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana

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