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Thursday Sep 11 | Berkshire Eagle

Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot released

A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman's young son and nanny nine years ago was released from a Montana prison Thursday, state corrections officials said. Kelly A. Frank was heading to Las Vegas, where he will live under the supervision of the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation, according to Montana Department of Corrections spokeswoman Judy Beck.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Miami Herald

Miami-Dade power couple lowers (their own) taxes, raises eyebrows

Yeehaw! With all those Montana license plates clustered in the driveway, you might reckon there is a cowboy convention at the home of North Miami Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Smith. No, the rodeo has not rolled into town.

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Related Topix: Montana, Miami Dade County, FL, Chevrolet SSR, Truck, Chevrolet

The Hill

Former SEAL runs as hawk in Montana

Former SEAL Team Six commander Ryan Zinke is making a charge for Congress from Montana and intends to make his voice heard on foreign policy if elected. Zinke, who retired from the Navy a few years before his old team took out Osama Bin Laden, sees much of his campaign through the lens of a former soldier, with a focus on national security and energy independence at the core of his campaign.

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

Fri Sep 05, 2014

KFBB

Group challenges state's campaign-finance laws

A Helena-based nonprofit organization is asking a federal judge to strike down a broad swath of Montana's campaign-finance laws. The lawsuit by Montanans for Community Development argues the laws' definitions of campaign contributions and expenditures are too vague.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

KFBB

Former MDC employee awarded $244K in lawsuit

A federal jury has awarded $244,000 in damages to a former employee of the Montana Developmental Center who alleged she was fired in retaliation for contacting an advocacy group with her concerns about a patient. The Independent Record reports a U.S. District Court jury in Helena reached its verdict on Aug. 29 in the lawsuit Elizabeth Pritchard-Sleath brought against the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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KFBB

Anchor/Producer - Missoula

We are looking for an anchor/producer to co-anchor and produce three nightly newscasts in four major Montana markets. Applicant must be a hard-working team player who is willing to think outside the box.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

KFBB

Celebrating 50 Years Since The Wilderness Act

At the Montana Historical Society Museum in Helena, a photograph archivist hunches over.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Washington Times

5 things to know about Montana's midterm elections

In two months, Montanans will choose two new members of the state's congressional delegation, which party will be in control for the 2015 Legislature and whether to change the makeup of the state Supreme Court.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Char-Koosta News

Tribal health officials meet with Gov. Bullock about health disparities in Indian Country

Tribal representative from five of the seven Tribal Nations in Montana met with Democrat Governor Steve Bullock last Thursday in the state capitol.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Townhall

Brutal: Dems' MT Senate Candidate Freezes in TV Interview, Is a Revolutionary Socialist | Guy Benson

Believe it or not, this clip is probably the least of Montana Democrats' problems with their newly-minted Senate candidate.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Billings Outpost

Montana colleges rank as overall best in U.S.

"From the Montana University System, to our tribal colleges, to our private colleges, we've always known our schools provide Montanans with a world-class education," said Gov. Steve Bullock.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Big News Network.com

Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

With less than 11 weeks to go before election day, Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term state legislator from Montana, is kicking off her campaign as the newest candidate for U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana, Mitt Romney, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Glasgow Courier

Can't We All Just Get Along?

This column comes from the group One Montana, which promotes a statewide program to build and sustain basic connections between rural and urban Montana ns.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Politico

ICYMI: Chinese hackers net largest haul ever from a U.S. health care...

ICYMI: CHINESE HACKERS NET LARGEST HAUL EVER FROM A U.S. HEALTH CARE COMPANY - A Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat group nabbed 4.5 million patients' names, Social Security numbers and other personal data from Community Health Services, one of the country's largest hospital chains, the company said Monday.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Social Security, Personal Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Montana

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Kos

Amanda Curtis CAN win in Montana

Believe it. Nominated just this last Saturday at the Montana Democratic convention, Amanda Curtis might be considered by some to be a token candidate.

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Daily Kos

Amanda Curtis - Representing the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party

Over the weekend, Montana Democrats nominated Amanda Curtis to be their candidate in the upcoming Senatorial election.

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

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