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Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

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Mineral Point, Wisconsin: Figgyhobbin and the arts

Mineral Point, Wisconsin: Figgyhobbin and the arts

MINERAL POINT, Wis. — This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists’ galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets.

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2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

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Montana unemployment rate down to 4.5 percent

HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate continues to fall.

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Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.

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The Medicaid paralysis

WASHINGTON — The White House recently put out a 40-page report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) are hurting their poor and themselves. It’s an easy case to make, but it’s incomplete and misleading. The furt…

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Simpson: E. Idaho sheep station will remain open

BOISE, Idaho — A sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open, Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said.

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Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with tail number 9M-MRD _ the same aircraft that was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border on Thursday, July 17, 2014 _ takes off from Los Angeles International Airport. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down Thursd…

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8 Mountain West bank branches closing

First Interstate BancSystem Inc. plans to close eight Mountain West Bank branches in Montana when the companies complete their merger in October, the bank announced.

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Research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in business

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An independent economic research firm ranks Wyoming number two in the nation in its ranking of states for being pro-business.

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Why should unions negotiate for workers who don’t pay their fair share?

In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers are now asking courts to extend the rule of …

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Cody hotels employ foreign workers over summer

Cody hotels employ foreign workers over summer

CODY, Wyo. — Thirty female foreign workers from China, Bulgaria, Romania and Jamaica are all staying in a dormitory behind the Best Western Sunset Motor Inn this summer.

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David Ignatius: Obama's cautious policy on global challenges

WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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Giuliani to speak at inaugural Montana Business Hall of Fame

Giuliani to speak at inaugural Montana Business Hall of Fame

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the featured speaker at the MSU Billings Foundation's inaugural Montana Business Hall of Fame ceremony.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Highway Trust spending will shrink 30% if Congress does nothing

WASHINGTON — It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars.

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State refinances bonds to save $1.6 million

HELENA — The state has refinanced building bonds issued in 2005 and 2007 in a move that will save the state $1.64 million in interest.

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First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

MISSOULA — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Defending our progressive Constitution

WASHINGTON — You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words "constitutional" and "constitutionalist."

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Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco

NEW YORK — Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers.

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Creston man last mint farmer in Montana

Creston man last mint farmer in Montana

CRESTON — Kirk Passmore stands in his farmland, looking at the green mint plants sprouting from the fertile Flathead Valley soil. Not far off, his farm dogs are foraging for whatever it is farm dogs like to roll in, panting and happy in the sunshine.

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