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Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

The clock is ticking on the federal government’s offer to buy back Crow Indian reservation land and return the property to the tribe.

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Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

HELENA — House Republican Ryan Zinke raised more than three times as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, from Oct. 1-15, the la…

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State Senate races in Bozeman, north-central Montana most expensive in state

State Senate races in Bozeman, north-central Montana most expensive in state

HELENA — State Senate races in Bozeman and north-central Montana are the most expensive legislative contests in the state, with candidates rai…

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Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday accused two prominent colleges of “voter manipulation” for their role in a mailer sent this week to 10…

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Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch filed a complaint Friday alleging that Stanford University and Dartmouth College researche…

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Commissioner: Mailer explanation leaves questions

Commissioner: Mailer explanation leaves questions

HELENA — Stanford University's explanation of a research project that sent 100,000 official-looking mailers about Montana's Supreme Court race…

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Judge refuses to enjoin state campaign finance laws

HELENA — A federal judge has blocked a Helena nonprofit group’s attempt to prevent Montana’s political practices commissioner, attorney genera…

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4th outside group throws money at state Supreme Court race

4th outside group throws money at state Supreme Court race

HELENA — A conservative political group launched TV and radio ads attacking Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat on Thursday, becoming the fourth …

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Zinke seeking quick release of military record

Zinke seeking quick release of military record

HELENA — Facing mounting pressure, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Thursday he is working to find and release a missing milita…

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State, school launch probes into election mailers

State, school launch probes into election mailers

HELENA — Montana and Stanford University officials launched separate investigations Thursday into official-looking mailers that arrived at Mon…

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Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

HELENA — The U.S. Navy has not yet responded to a formal request sent Sept. 1 by House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke for copies of his milit…

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Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit

Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit

Crow tribal leaders and mining officials made their case for the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit on Wednesday in a meeting with U.S. Rep. St…

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Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

HELENA — A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court has taken a distinctly partisan edge, with challenger Lawrence VanDyke trying to cast Ju…

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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’…

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In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republic…

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Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Ru…

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Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

SIDNEY — Tonight’s second and final debate tonight between U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines, in Sidney, can be watched li…

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Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

SIDNEY — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis head to the Bakken oil patch for the second of back-to-back debates ahead of the U…

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Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

A Republican lawmaker from Billings Heights is demanding equal time on a Miles City radio station where his opponent does the weather.

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Daines ignores aggressive attacks from Curtis in first debate

Daines ignores aggressive attacks from Curtis in first debate

Democratic Senate candidate Amanda Curtis aggressively attacked her Republican opponent, Rep. Steve Daines, throughout their first debate Mond…

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