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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 has been the biggest adventure of their lives.

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Baucus pushes trade ties in new role as U.S. ambassador to China

Baucus pushes trade ties in new role as U.S. ambassador to China

BEIJING — The new U.S. ambassador to China has made his first public remarks about the countries' relations, telling several hundred people he will prioritize efforts to deepen already bustling China-U.S. trade ties.

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Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies Jan. 28 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The committee subsequently recommended approval of Baucus’ nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China.

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Sen. Max Baucus' farewell speech to the Senate

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate after his colleagues voted to confirm his nomination as ambassador to China. 

February 06, 2014 3:08 pmLoading…
Sen. Max Baucus confirmation hearing

Sen. Max Baucus confirmation hearing

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing on his nomination to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. 

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Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The committee is considering Baucus' nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China. 

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Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The committee is considering Baucus' nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China. 

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Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus

Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus

Sens. Jon Tester left, and Max Baucus, both Montana Democrats, take their seats Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Tester introduced Baucus at the committee hearing on Baucus' nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China. 

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Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The committee is considering Baucus' nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China.

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Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies recently before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill. The full Senate approved Baucus’ nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China by a 96-0 vote.

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Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester

Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester

Sen. Max Baucus, right, followed by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in January. 

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Baucus departure throws new wrinkle into Montana U.S. Senate race

HELENA — The news that Sen. Max Baucus may resign his seat to become U.S. ambassador to China could throw a new wrinkle into the 2014 race for his Senate seat, as Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock would appoint Baucus’s successor. Would Bullock appoint his own lieutenant governor, John Walsh, wh…

December 18, 2013 7:33 pm

Strategies for Success: Teamwork is crucial to success in business

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Helena to receive the 2012 Montana Ambassador of the Year award from Gov. Steve Bullock. What an honor and privilege it was to receive the award from the governor and the Montana Ambassadors. As I mentioned when I received the award, “It is all about we, never…

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Montana Ambassadors announce 2012 honorees

Montana Ambassadors announce 2012 honorees

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana Ambassadors have announced the 2012 honorees who have made an outstanding contribution to economic development in Montana.

February 01, 2013 4:52 pmLoading…

Reception tonight at RMC to meet Brunei ambassador

The ambassador to the United States from Brunei is coming to Billings this week to learn more about Montana’s higher education, business and agriculture.

May 22, 2012 5:04 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Tough time to make case for climate change policy

They seem like an odd pair to be arguing for action to address climate change: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist who has led the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, worked for two Republican presidents and another GOP presidential nominee, and Wegger Strommen, the U.S. ambassador of Nor…

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Local musicians shake up their private collections to reveal top 10 favorites

Local musicians shake up their private collections to reveal top 10 favorites

Most folks enjoy listening to tunes, but musicians celebrate music as if it were a first-born child. When The Gazette asked Billings musicians to select a playlist limited to 10 songs, a few refused, saying for them it was like picking a favorite child.

December 23, 2010 6:02 pm Photos

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