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Copper Kings

Guest opinion: Big money wins again at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is filled with men and women with Ivy League degrees. They’ve studied law, politics, and history.

April 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Role play: Montana history-makers brought back to life

Role play: Montana history-makers brought back to life

BUTTE — Union activist Frank Little dared to froth his fiery slanders against corporate greed inside the opulent mansion of copper king William A. Clark on Saturday and even called out the “prostitutes of the press” who were there.

December 08, 2013 11:45 amLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. workers deserve respect, reasonable living standard

In July, almost 250 workers from eight states gathered in Butte to attend a labor school. They came to learn, and to teach, how to lift the voices of working people and rebuild the middle class.

September 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
What of lost Opportunity?

What of lost Opportunity?

BRAD TYER

May 05, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Oil trust fund would benefit Montana's future

We have been receiving between $40 million and $50 million in coal severance tax every year. One half of this tax is dedicated to the Constitutional Coal Trust because of a decision of the people in 1976 to set aside one half of the tax for the use of future generations.

April 04, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Potential heir to $300M Copper King fortune found dead in Wyoming

Potential heir to $300M Copper King fortune found dead in Wyoming

EVANSTON, Wyo. — A long-lost relative of the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who could have inherited $19 million of her $300 million fortune, has been found dead under a Union Pacific Railroad overpass in Wyoming.

December 30, 2012 2:30 pmLoading…

Wheeler to appear on 'Write Question'

Richard S. Wheeler, the Livingston author with more than 70 novels to his name, is this week's guest on "The Write Question" radio program.

March 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Montana mining fortune heiress dies in New York at 104

Montana mining fortune heiress dies in New York at 104

NEW YORK -Huguette Clark, a 104-year-old heiress to a Montana copper fortune who once lived in the largest apartment on New York City's Fifth Avenue, died Tuesday at a Manhattan hospital, as prosecutors were looking into her care and how her finances were being handled.

May 24, 2011 12:21 pmLoading…
Former Montana justices weigh in on campaign finance case

Former Montana justices weigh in on campaign finance case

HELENA — Five former Montana Supreme Court justices are asking the high court to reinstate the state's restriction on corporate political spending, at least how it affects judicial races, joining a growing list of those siding with the state in its ongoing battle against a group that has suc…

May 03, 2011 7:45 am Related Loading…

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