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Schweitzer mining dispute claim goes forward

Schweitzer mining dispute claim goes forward

An expert commission will decide on a $10 million compensation claim from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and other investors in a dispute involving a proposed silver mine, under a federal judge’s ruling that said the size of the claim was “more than suspect.”

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Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, the Republican candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, must be feeling pretty confident about now — and a little bit lucky, too.

August 10, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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Who’s behind Draft Schweitzer attempt?

Who’s behind Draft Schweitzer attempt?

HELENA — One man behind the effort to draft former Gov. Brian Schweitzer for president is a 24-year-old Connecticut educator who was impressed with the Montanan’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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Judge asked to toss Schweitzer's mine claim

Judge asked to toss Schweitzer's mine claim

A Washington state mining company wants a federal judge to throw out a $10 million compensation claim from a group of investors that includes former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

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Gazette opinion: Not the White House, but your house, Mr. Schweitzer

Gazette opinion: Not the White House, but your house, Mr. Schweitzer

It's a pity that former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer apparently has never given himself the luxury of an unspoken thought.

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Schweitzer ignites media firestorm over comments on 'gaydar,' Sen. Feinstein

Schweitzer ignites media firestorm over comments on 'gaydar,' Sen. Feinstein

HELENA — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer set off a media and social media firestorm Wednesday night, as a magazine reported his comments about his “gaydar” going off over recently ousted U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and equating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein with a prostitute.

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Schweitzer's group files claim in mining dispute

Schweitzer's group files claim in mining dispute

A group of investors that includes former Gov. Brian Schweitzer filed a $10 million compensation claim in federal court Thursday against a Washington state mining company.

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Schweitzer, others seek money for access to silver, copper reserve

Schweitzer, others seek money for access to silver, copper reserve

A group of investors that includes former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is seeking $10 million from a mining company in exchange for access to a huge copper and silver reserve — a move the company's chief executive said Wednesday was "extortion" and included a threat to stir up negative publ…

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35 union workers at Stillwater mine accept buyouts

35 union workers at Stillwater mine accept buyouts

Thirty-five union workers at Stillwater Mining Co. have accepted voluntary terminations to help Montana’s largest mining company cut costs, union officials said.

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Stillwater CEO: Labor reductions needed to bring down expenses

Stillwater CEO: Labor reductions needed to bring down expenses

Layoffs and buyouts potentially affecting about 100 workers are needed for Montana’s largest mining company to reposition itself for future growth after two foreign-expansion ventures were put on hold, the company’s chief executive officer said.

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Stillwater Mine offers buyouts to 50 union workers

Stillwater Mine offers buyouts to 50 union workers

Stillwater Mining Co. officials said Thursday they are seeking to cut costs by offering voluntary buyouts for up to 50 hourly union workers at its Montana operations.

May 01, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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U.S. Sen. John Walsh: Hoping to ride military, 'regular guy' credibility to Senate victory

U.S. Sen. John Walsh: Hoping to ride military, 'regular guy' credibility to Senate victory

Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

April 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Times Square spot will tout Billings on a really big scale

Times Square spot will tout Billings on a really big scale

Big Apple, say hello to Big Sky.

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Schweitzer joins MSNBC as a contributor

Schweitzer joins MSNBC as a contributor

HELENA — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has a new talking-head gig, signing on as a “contributor” with the NBC family of networks, including the left-leaning MSNBC.

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Gazette opinion: New teacher in Montana governor’s office

Gazette opinion: New teacher in Montana governor’s office

Just days after making the expected appointment of John Walsh to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy, Gov. Steve Bullock did the unexpected in appointing the new lieutenant governor.

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Yellowstone transfers 20 bison to tribe for slaughter

Yellowstone transfers 20 bison to tribe for slaughter

Yellowstone National Park transferred 20 bison to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes for slaughter on Wednesday, marking the first such action this winter under a plan to reduce the size of the largest genetically pure bison population in the U.S.

February 12, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Bohlinger, Adams speak with Democrats; Walsh a no-show

Bohlinger, Adams speak with Democrats; Walsh a no-show

About the only thing U.S. Senate candidates Dirk Adams and John Bohlinger agreed on Tuesday night was that fellow Democrat John Walsh was a no-show for their Billings forum.

January 21, 2014 9:27 pm Photos

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Schweitzer wrote Army defending Walsh after IG report

HELENA – In the wake of an adverse 2010 Army report on actions taken by former Montana National Guard Commander John Walsh, then-Gov. Brian Schweitzer told Army officials he had “the utmost confidence” in Walsh and that he should be promoted.

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Army IG’s adverse report prevented Walsh from promotion to Army general

Army IG’s adverse report prevented Walsh from promotion to Army general

HELENA — An adverse Army 2010 report on U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh’s actions while head of the Montana National Guard blocked his promotion to the rank of general, he confirmed Saturday — a rank all other Montana National Guard heads have achieved the past 25 years.

January 18, 2014 4:30 pm

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