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New Montana tourism slogan encourages potential visitors not to wait

New Montana tourism slogan encourages potential visitors not to wait

MISSOULA — Montana is counting on two words to lure tourists into the state starting this winter.

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Write-in bid for sheriff foiled by missing first name

Write-in bid for sheriff foiled by missing first name

DEER LODGE -- A write-in candidate for sheriff of Powell County lost by 90 votes Tuesday after election judges rejected 238 write-in votes.

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Curtis back to teaching after whirlwind campaign

Curtis back to teaching after whirlwind campaign

HELENA — Just a few days after Amanda Curtis’ whirlwind campaign for U.S. Senate, she’s back to doing what she loves best.

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Montana Legislature election results

Montana Legislature election results

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Measure to end Election Day registration defeated

Measure to end Election Day registration defeated

HELENA — Montana voters defeated a ballot issue that would have barred people from registering on Election Day.

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Uncontested races in Montana

Uncontested races in Montana

Here is a list of uncontested races in Montana.

November 04, 2014 9:23 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund re-elected

Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund re-elected

Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, won re-election with a commanding lead over Democrat opponent Jim Ronquillo in Tue…

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Zinke says lesson learned in travel expense audit

Zinke says lesson learned in travel expense audit

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he learned a lesson after being cited for lapses of judgment in a Navy e…

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Court to decide quickly on campaign law challenge

HELENA — A group whose tax-exempt status allows it to keep its donors and spending secret is still pressing the federal courts to block severa…

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Montana's top political cop wants action, apology from Dartmouth and Stanford

Montana's top political cop wants action, apology from Dartmouth and Stanford

HELENA — Montana’s top political cop is asking two private colleges that sent a controversial mailer last week to 100,000 Montana voters on th…

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Montana House candidates in final election push

Montana House candidates in final election push

HELENA — After more than a year of campaigning, candidates for Montana's lone U.S. House seat are making their final push to the Nov. 4 electi…

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3rd-party money coming into Supreme Court race

3rd-party money coming into Supreme Court race

HELENA — A national Republican group began running a TV ad in Montana Tuesday as part of an independent expenditure campaign in support of Law…

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Judge, retired IRS agent running for Justice of the Peace

Judge, retired IRS agent running for Justice of the Peace

Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.

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Driscoll, Long both tout experience in treasurer candidate race

Driscoll, Long both tout experience in treasurer candidate race

The race for Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools is a match between two political newcomers, both of whom tou…

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Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a…

September 19, 2014 9:21 am Video

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GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in …

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Miles Community College gets $1 million donation

Miles Community College has received an anonymous $1 million donation — the largest donation in the Miles City school’s history — to help buil…

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who withdrew Aug. 7 as a candidate for his U.S. Senate seat, is distributing nearly $180,000 of his leftover campaig…

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Political practices commissioner removes 5 from Montana ballot

Political practices commissioner removes 5 from Montana ballot

HELENA — The state will remove three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions from the Nov. 4 ballot after they failed…

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Montana candidates for U.S. House offer ideas for veterans

Montana candidates for U.S. House offer ideas for veterans

HELENA — Montana’s two major U.S. House candidates, Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis, have offered ideas on how to make good on t…

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Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allega…

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Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who has canceled several campaign appearances this week, remained in Helena on Wednesday as he pondered whether to s…

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Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Thursday released a five-part farm and ranch platform that he said reaffirms his commitment …

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Voting office to open on Blackfeet reservation

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Reservation for late voter regis…

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Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War Co…

July 29, 2014 1:51 pmLoading…
Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the De…

July 26, 2014 8:16 pmLoading…
Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh dominated campaign news with revelations that his thesis written to earn a master's degree …

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Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

HELENA — The New York Times reported Wednesday that Montana’s newest senator, Democrat John Walsh, plagiarized large portions of his final pap…

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