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Yesterday | The Missoula Independent Online

Montana's best brews, ranked

The unofficial, completely debatable, almost entirely data-driven list of the state's top 50 craft beers by Indy Staff Montanans pride themselves on local craft beer.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Defense Department to review plagiarism probe of Sen. John Walsh

The Defense Department will be responsible for reviewing the plagiarism investigation into Sen. John Walsh of Montana, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army War College, where Walsh allegedly used the work of other people in his 2007 thesis for a master's degree.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana, Life, Veteran Affairs

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Instapundit

Senate Hopeful Wants EPA Administrator to Visit Montana Coal Town

Rep. Steve Daines invites - no, Daines demands - Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency visit the town of Colstrip, Mont., to see for herself the impact of her agency's Clean Power Plan on that community.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Colstrip, MT

Roll Call

Walsh on Plagiarism: 'I Made a Mistake' But Not Due to PTSD

Sen. John Walsh said he "made a mistake" when he plagiarized portions of his Masters' thesis and dismissed possible affects of post-traumatic stress disorder possibly playing a role.

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Related Topix: United States Army War College, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana, Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Bugle

Montana escaped sex offender arrested in Cottonwood

Cottonwood police investigators were contacted Monday by the Montana Department of Corrections.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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