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So far, 60% of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

So far, 60% of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

HELENA — Absentee ballots are pouring in to county election offices in the final days before Tuesday’s election.

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Wheat’s Supreme Court record under attack; what’s actually in the record?

Wheat’s Supreme Court record under attack; what’s actually in the record?

HELENA — From high-profile criminal cases to multimillion-dollar business decisions, Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat has ruled many ways on s…

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Mead extends lead in fundraising for Wyoming governor's race

Mead extends lead in fundraising for Wyoming governor's race

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead continues to take in more campaign donations than his opponents in next week's general election.

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Baucus, Hanes settle in at Embassy, residence in China

Baucus, Hanes settle in at Embassy, residence in China

BEIJING — It’s been seven months since former Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus became ambassador to China, and his wife, Melodee Hanes, said it…

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

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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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Stanford, Dartmouth say they will send apology letters to Montanans

Stanford, Dartmouth say they will send apology letters to Montanans

HELENA — The presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College are sending 100,000 letters to Montana residents disavowing election mail…

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Court to decide quickly on campaign law challenge

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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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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Controversial mailer on MT SupCo races product of voter-behavior study, which is now under fire

HELENA — The Stanford-Dartmouth political-science study that produced last week’s controversial mailer listing the alleged political leanings …

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Zinke had 1 review in which he was marked down for 'lapses in judgment'

Zinke had 1 review in which he was marked down for 'lapses in judgment'

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke on Monday released all of his Navy personnel evaluations, including one from mid-1999 in which he was mark…

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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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Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

HELENA — Campaign ads paid for by outside interest groups usually reach their peak the week before a U.S. Senate election, but they’ve all but…

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Lewis says he’ll take steps to prevent ethical conflict with lobbyist wife

Lewis says he’ll take steps to prevent ethical conflict with lobbyist wife

HELENA — If he’s elected to the U.S. House, Democratic candidate John Lewis said he will put up a firewall to ensure no conflict of interest a…

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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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Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court

Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court

HELENA — A former co-worker of Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke is questioning whether the ex-solicitor general has the experi…

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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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