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Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative group: cowboys.

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Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Determining the cost to the state of Montana to take over management of roughly 25 million acres of federal land within its borders is no easy task, but a back-of-the-envelope calculation puts such a deal at close to half a billion dollars.

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Fielder: Get rid of the absentee landlord

Fielder: Get rid of the absentee landlord

THOMPSON FALLS — To Jennifer Fielder, most problems on Montana’s landscape would be fixed by getting rid of an absentee landlord.

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George F. Will: Americans fed up with cupcake cops

WASHINGTON — In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans' comprehensive withdrawal of confidence f…

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Wyoming governor candidate says feds have no authority in state

Wyoming governor candidate says feds have no authority in state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne doctor and rancher running as a Republican for Wyoming's governor has staked out positions further right than any other major candidate this year by claiming federal agencies have no authority in the state and federal judges have no power to say otherwise.

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Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.

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Darrell Ehrlick: The stories we don't tell

Most of the time, newspapers tell you the story from beginning to end.

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CSKT reaches agreement with feds on land buyback program

CSKT reaches agreement with feds on land buyback program

PABLO – Two Montana Indian tribes – including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai – are among the first in the nation to finalize agreements with the federal government to facilitate a Native American land buyback program.

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Federal payment cuts could slam Wyoming counties

When county leaders in Wyoming look at the bipartisan federal budget proposal, there’s something they don’t see: millions of dollars owed them by the federal government.

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Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

With food stamp cuts starting Friday, local food pantries expected demand for their services to increase as poor families begin running out of the money for food earlier than usual.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Want to sell to the government? Partnering may help you succeed

Big Sky Economic Development: Want to sell to the government? Partnering may help you succeed

We’ve heard a lot of news about government spending over the past couple of months. Politics aside, the federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world.

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Administration officials tout Bullock’s cash management

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s sound fiscal management has allowed Montana to avoid problems faced by other states during the federal government shutdown, top administration officials said Tuesday.

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House Democrats rally behind bill co-sponsored by Rep. Daines

House Democrats rally behind bill co-sponsored by Rep. Daines

Attempting to force an end to the federal government shutdown, House Democrats are dusting off a March bill proposed by Montana Rep. Steve Daines and other Republicans that doesn’t defund Obamacare.

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Some federal workers head to office without pay; others await break in impasse

Some federal workers head to office without pay; others await break in impasse

Federal employee Scott Martin saw last week’s furloughs coming days ahead.

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US Treasury reimburses Helenan $500 after pet’s expensive snack

US Treasury reimburses Helenan $500 after pet’s expensive snack

HELENA - It took five months, but Wayne Klinkel was reimbursed $500 Monday by the federal government for his dog’s expensive taste.

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Federal employees in Montana

Federal employees in Montana

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Downtown post office turns 100

Downtown post office turns 100

The first woman through the front doors of the downtown post office in Billings on Tuesday breezed through the lobby so quickly she hardly noticed the giant sheet cake and ruby-red punch bowl framed by black balloons.

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Program to enhance bird habitat has additional benefits

Program to enhance bird habitat has additional benefits

CANYON FERRY WMA — Fred Jakubowski stands in the middle of a former farmer’s crop field that’s now filled with tall native grasses, some nearly towering over his head. On this waning summer day, halfway between weekends, he and Debbie Hohler pretty much have the place to themselves.

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Guest opinion: Federal cutbacks will be felt in Montana's economy

It’s been quite a party. But the hangover might be a doozy. After four straight years of trillion-dollar annual budget deficits, the news is dawning on all political parties that the federal budget is long due for serious repair, and that less spending is part of the process. As a state that…

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Gazette opinion: Time for Congress to act on reporter shield law

Two months ago, U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans concerned with maintaining a free press started promoting long-delayed action to prevent the federal government from discouraging the free flow of information.

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