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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Yesterday | Great Falls Tribune

Letters: Cash and wild land

Like many Americans, I'm alarmed by the implications that the wealthy 1 percent may soon own our elected representative form of government.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Montana, Opinion

Wednesday | Flathead Beacon

Judge Hears Arguments Over 2011 Marijuana Law

The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Montana

Wednesday | Flathead Beacon

Primary Job

The U.S. Senate passed an extension of long-term unemployment benefits that helps out-of-work workers for five months.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Montana, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Our Two Cents: Let's cherish state's rivers and streams

The Mighty Mo accommodated ships traveling upriver to the pioneer community of Fort Benton in the mid-1800s as white people trickled into Montana.

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Related Topix: Montana, Fort Benton, MT, Natural Disasters, Flood, Great Falls, MT

Daily Kos

The Montana/Bundy rodeo

Someone asked my take on the dust up in Montana where a fellow named Bundy has been grazing his cattle on government land and not paying for the permit because he claims the United States government is illegitimate.

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Related Topix: Montana, Federal Prisons, Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Washington Times

Fiscal impact of Medicaid initiative questioned

Attorney General Tim Fox is asking the state Supreme Court to order a new fiscal note for a ballot initiative that seeks to expand the Medicaid program in Montana.

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Related Topix: Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Flathead Beacon

LETTER: Protecting the North Fork

There's something liberating about slipping a raft into a river in Western Montana.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Flathead Beacon

Hardin Jail Eyed for Regional Inmate Facility

A private corrections company has reached a tentative deal to turn a long-vacant southeastern Montana jail into a treatment center that would draw federal Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates from across the region, according to company and local officials.

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Related Topix: Montana, Guantanamo Bay, California, California Government

The Billings Outpost

Bleak future for Montana workers seen

Montana's dearth of trained workers and sparse internet infrastructure hamstrings the workers of Montana, especially those who want to earn big bucks in the global village of the internet age, says Danny Choriki, a self-described humanist, consultant, writer, strategist and techie.

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Related Topix: Montana, City University of New York

The Billings Outpost

Sure bet in Montana: More snow to come

It was a day made-to-order. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, not a breath of wind blew.

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Related Topix: Montana

Tue Apr 08, 2014

My Mother Lode

US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Montana, US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, US Navy, US News

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

ATP resurfaces amid probe into campaign dealings

A conservative group that faded away after a Montana judge ruled it disregarded state campaign laws appears to be back.

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Related Topix: Montana

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Navajo Times

A look at heroin deaths, treatment in Montana

A look at what's happening in Montana: Heroin-related deaths are relatively rare in Montana, but the number of people seeking treatment for heroin or morphine addiction has risen sharply in the state since 2007.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Montana

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Judges dropped ball

The U.S. Supreme Court is filled with men and women with Ivy League degrees. They've studied law, politics and history.

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

Flathead Beacon

LETTER: Thumbs-up for North Fork, Thumbs-down for Consistency

Congressman Steve Daines deserves credit for advancing the North Fork Watershed Protection Act, but he needs to work on being more consistent and reliable with similar Montana-made legislation.

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

Mother Jones

Lawsuit Alleges Cruel and Unusual Conditions for Mentally Ill in Montana Prison

A disability rights advocacy group sued Montana officials this week in federal court for allegedly placing mentally ill prisoners in extreme forms of solitary confinement for months and years at a time, often because the prisoners displayed symptoms of their illness or expressed suicidal thoughts.

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Related Topix: Montana, Montana State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, ACLU

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Governor releases economic development plan

Larry Simpkins, CEO of the Washington Companies and co-chair of Main Street Montana, speaks at news conference, at Boeing Helena on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Helena.

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Related Topix: Montana, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Roll Call

Mark Baker Joins Mercury to Expand Rocky Mountain Presence | Downtown Moves

In a series of new hires to broaden its influence, Mercury Public Affairs announced Thursday that attorney and Republican political adviser Mark Baker is joining its team.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Washington, DC), Representative Denny Rehberg, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Montana

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Glasgow Courier

Initiative 169 Itself Is A Trap

Initiative 169, which animal rights activists have proposed to ban trapping on public lands in Montana, is a mistake that Montanans can prevent from happening.

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Related Topix: Montana, Opinion

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Small Health Insurance Co-Ops Seeing Early Success

Many of us know the names of some of the big U.S. health insurance companies - like Blue Cross, Aetna, and Wellpoint.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Montana, US National Parks, Glacier National Park, Healthcare Law, Law

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