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Gazette opinion: 3 women chosen to lead Billings schools

Gazette opinion: 3 women chosen to lead Billings schools

The Billings school board will have two new faces later this month when Tanya Ludwig and Susan Layton replace Travis Kemp and Travis Smith.

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Business owner and PTA mom beats Tea Partier in SD2 board race

Business owner and PTA mom beats Tea Partier in SD2 board race

Billings business owner Susan Layton beat out her challenger for a seat on the School District 2 board after ballots were tallied Tuesday night.

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SD2 high school board race becomes battle of approach

SD2 high school board race becomes battle of approach

Eric Olsen doesn’t shy away from controversy.

April 21, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Ralliers say Tea Party still a force, despite criticism

Ralliers say Tea Party still a force, despite criticism

As Tea Party rallies go, the one in Billings on Tuesday was tepid.

April 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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SD2 will see two contested board races

SD2 will see two contested board races

The deadline to file to run for a seat on the School District 2 board of trustees closed Thursday evening; five candidates will be running. 

March 27, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Republicans eye elections process carefully

Republicans eye elections process carefully

The dry run for Yellowstone County’s ballot machines was going flawlessly Friday, as elections administrator Bret Rutherford read aloud six pages of results, line by line. Then Republican Jennifer Olsen caught something.

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Bret Rutherford

Bret Rutherford

Election administrator Bret Rutherford pulls counted ballots from an automated vote counting machine Friday morning as Eric Olsen from the Republican Party watches the procedural process in the Yellowstone County Courthouse.

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3 years later, Tea Party still molding GOP

3 years later, Tea Party still molding GOP

Three years ago, Eric Olsen was a petroleum engineer hungry for employment and fed up with the skyrocketing national debt, newly elected U.S. President Barack Obama and a seemingly lost Republican Party.

April 15, 2012 6:47 pm Photos

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Don't let progressives' smokescreen fool you

The progressives are crying foul with ignorance. There will be no real change as there is no change in leadership at the EPA. The EPA is still driven by the progressive agenda of destroying what is right in America. Cheap energy and real jobs.

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Tea Party seeks City Council candidates

Tea Party seeks City Council candidates

The Billings City Council is in the sights of the local Tea Party, which Wednesday said it is looking for candidates it can work with.

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Tea Party gathers to protest federal deficit, Montana politicians

Tea Party gathers to protest federal deficit, Montana politicians

Eric Olsen took a page out of Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s book Saturday and had a branding party of his own.

April 16, 2011 5:24 pm Photos

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Eric Olsen of Montana Shrugged

Eric Olsen of Montana Shrugged

Eric Olsen of Montana Shrugged says the Tea Party group is looking for Billings City Council candidates. Last month, Olsen was showing off the teapot brand applied to government policies during a gathering of the Tea Party on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn Saturday. The brand was in …

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Annual Tea Party Tax protest held

Annual Tea Party Tax protest held

Members of Montana Shrugged, the Billings Tea Party group sponsored a "branding" on the city courthouse lawn on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

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We offer condolences to shooting victims

The independent members of the Montana Tea Party are saddened and shocked by the tragic shooting that occurred today in Arizona. This type of violence is not representative of the principles of liberty and justice which members of a free society hold so dear. Our sincerest condolences go out…

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Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen of the local Tea Party group Montana Shrugged is joined by other members at Fourth Avenue North and North 27th Street on Wednesday. Olsen said he and others in the group planned to work with Republicans who won Tuesday, encouraging them take their politics further to the right.

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Tea party revelers rally in front of Capitol

HELENA — Eric Olsen works in the oil business in Billings. Business has been slow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen, center, meets with Crow tribal members holding their first Tea Party protest near the Last Stand Western Wear store in Hardin on Monday, February 15, 2010. Tea Party members from Billings, Great Falls, Townsend, Bozeman, Big Timber and Miles City drove to Hardin to show support f…

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Tea party

Tea party

From left, Jan Linn, Brian Kenat and Eric Olsen stage a Tea Party protest Wednesday at King Avenue West and 24th Street West.

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After 35 years of Baucus, Montana is in bad shape

I would like to ask all Montanans to take a serious look at where Sen. Max Baucus has taken our great state. Being born and raised in Montana and a graduate of Montana Tech with a bachelor of science degree, I have great concern for the past actions of Baucus and where he is taking our state…

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