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House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way Republican primary for the U.S. House.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Video
Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

The Endangered Species Act, the nation’s 40-year-old law of last resort for protecting wildlife from extinction, has become an economic roadblock to farmers and the coal and oil industry, witnesses told a congressional field hearing Wednesday.

September 05, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Lummis-supported bills move forward

CASPER, Wyo. -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis supported three bills that successfully passed through the House Natural Resources Committee last week, each of which she said will help the Cowboy State.

August 04, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
House panel looks at Western coal industry

House panel looks at Western coal industry

Congress is poised to enter the debate over whether taxpayers are getting a fair return on coal mined from public lands in the Western U.S. as a House committee plans a Tuesday oversight hearing on the industry.

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Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

Montana lawmakers consider separate parks board

HELENA — A panel of lawmakers on Wednesday heard a plan to split the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission's duties by creating a new board to oversee state parks and recreation.

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Democrats hit lax federal drilling oversight on public lands

Democrats hit lax federal drilling oversight on public lands

WASHINGTON — Federal policing of oil and natural gas drilling on public lands is lax and inconsistent, with only 6 percent of violations resulting in monetary fines over 13 years, House Democrats said in a report Wednesday.

February 08, 2012 4:05 pmLoading…

Gillette mayor going to Washington

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The last time Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy was in Washington, D.C., for a conference, he fell easily into conversation with a group of young attendees.

September 10, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…
Noem to host meeting on pine beetles threat

Noem to host meeting on pine beetles threat

HILL CITY, S.D.  — Rep. Kristi Noem will host a meeting of a U.S. House subcommittee on national parks Sunday on the threat of mountain pine beetles on state forests.

July 10, 2011 4:40 pmLoading…

Cabin-lease holders behind bill to create new lease-rate system

HELENA — Holders of state “cabin leases” are asking the Legislature to create a new system they say will set leases more fairly and closer to market prices, with a bill that has sailed through the Senate and is before a House committee on Wednesday.

March 29, 2011 6:23 pmLoading…

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