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Gazette opinion: Montana pays for travelers who don’t buckle up

Gazette opinion: Montana pays for travelers who don’t buckle up

A simple change in Montana law would prevent hundreds of serious injuries and save taxpayers millions of dollars a year. Yet proposals for enforcing the state’s seat belt law like any other law have failed in nine consecutive legislatures.

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NWE getting half of electricity needs from nonpolluting sources

NorthWestern Energy and PPL Montana, LLC announced the sale of PPL's hydropower generation capacity within Montana on Sept. 26. The electric power ratepayers in the NorthWestern Energy system become the winners in the long-range power supply matrix when the final purchase approvals are passe…

October 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Missoula County commissioners vote to end horse racing at fairgrounds

Ninety-nine years after Lady Goo Goo won the first horse race at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, commissioners cut the cord with the sport Wednesday.

May 23, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana's 2013 session enhances public safety

Looking east from Montana toward Washington, D.C., the view can be grim at times. Congress and the president are too often bogged down in rancorous bickering while solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges take a back seat to politics. But when it comes to protecting public safety, …

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: A crime-fighting team for Yellowstone County kids

Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.

April 11, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Time grows short for child abuse legislation

Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:

March 31, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Bullock signs sex offender bill into law

Bullock signs sex offender bill into law

HELENA — Under a new law, out-of-state sex offenders living in Montana will be required to submit a DNA sample to be included in a state-wide sex offender DNA database.

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Senate bill would close loophole for offenders moving to Montana

Senate bill would close loophole for offenders moving to Montana

HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox and others backed a bill Monday to close a loophole preventing law enforcement officials from obtaining DNA samples from sexual and violent offenders who move here from out of state.

February 04, 2013 3:56 pm Photos


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Sen. Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula

Sen. Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula


January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Simulcast betting on horse races to end in Montana

MISSOULA — The Montana Board of Horse Racing is out of the simulcast racing business, and the state’s seven off-track betting sites will be shut down indefinitely next week.

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Montana Board of Horseracing to look at race dates, financing

Montana Board of Horseracing will meet Dec. 2 to discuss race dates for 2012 and introduce the Business Advisory Council, a new three-member council tasked with providing financial, budget and business strategy advice to the board.

November 16, 2011 12:00 pmLoading…
HB2 moves forward

HB2 moves forward

From left, Sens. Mitch Tropila, D-Great Falls, Steve Gallus, D-Butte, and Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula, converse Wednesday during the Senate debate on House Bill 2, the main budget bill.

April 27, 2011 11:59 pmLoading…

Bill to criminalize DUI breath-test refusal tabled in Senate committee

HELENA — A Senate committee has killed a bill that would make it a crime for a drunken-driving suspect to refuse a breath or blood test.

February 19, 2011 3:22 pmLoading…

Bill to criminalize DUI breath-test refusal heard; action pending

HELENA — A Senate panel Thursday heard the session's last major bill to attack drunken driving in Montana, with supporters saying the state should make it a crime for a DUI suspect to refuse a breath or blood test.

February 17, 2011 5:43 pmLoading…
Ed Bartlett

Ed Bartlett

Ed Bartlett talks with Sen. Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula, outside the old Supreme Court chambers of the state Capitol recently.

February 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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