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Trial delayed for state senator in assault case

Trial delayed for state senator in assault case

HELENA — The trial of a state senator charged with assaulting his young daughter, estranged wife and her boyfriend has been delayed from August to January.

June 19, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Find out who’s for political transparency

If a candidate for public office in Montana raised $900,000, he would have to report the funding sources, identifying donors by name.

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Montana state senators raise big bucks with secretive nonprofit

A secretive nonprofit connected to a pair of conservative Montana state senators, which spent heavily during the state’s contested 2012 Supreme Court race, raised more than $900,000 in 2012, according to a tax filing obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Trial set in state senator assault case

Trial set in state senator assault case

The trial for State Sen. Jason Priest — who is charged with assaulting his daughter, estranged wife and her boyfriend — has been set for mid-August.

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Jon Trapp's call to Red Lodge police

Jon Trapp's call to Red Lodge police

The State released Jon Trapp's call to Red Lodge police officer Matthew Grieshop regarding Jason Priest's behavior.

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State releases call made before Sen. Priest's arrest

State releases call made before Sen. Priest's arrest

HELENA — State Sen. Jason Priest's estranged wife feared her husband's anger would turn to violence when she picked up their young daughter last month, prompting her boyfriend to call for police assistance, according to a recording of the call released in a public records request.

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Gazette opinion: Senator's case spotlights common crime

A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…

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Darrell Ehrlick: The hidden freedom of the press

The greatest freedom the free press may have is the option to not print something.

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State Senator Jason Priest

State Senator Jason Priest

State Senator Jason Priest appears in Carbon County District Court in Red Lodge with his attorney, Vern Woodward, for his initial appearance before Judge Blair Jones on assault charges on Thursday.

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Montana Senator Jason Priest

Montana Senator Jason Priest

State Senator Jason Priest appears in Carbon County District Court in Red Lodge for his initial appearance on assault charges on Thursday.

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Legislator Priest denies all charges in domestic incident; wife's court filing alleges history of abuse

Legislator Priest denies all charges in domestic incident; wife's court filing alleges history of abuse

RED LODGE — State Sen. Jason Priest pleaded not guilty Thursday to four criminal charges, including an allegation that he attacked his wife, who states in court records that her husband’s abuse has been going on since before he took office four years ago.

February 20, 2014 9:54 am Photos

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State senator charged with felony assault in domestic incident

State senator charged with felony assault in domestic incident

Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday accusing state Sen. Jason Priest of throwing his 4-year-old daughter, shoving his estranged wife and breaking her boyfriend’s rib and then struggling with an officer who intervened in the incident.

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State senator pleads not guilty, pays bond; Senate President to ask Priest to 'step back'

State senator pleads not guilty, pays bond; Senate President to ask Priest to 'step back'

HELENA — State Sen. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he pushed his wife and then fought a police officer who tried to arrest him.

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Republican Senator Jason Priest arrested

Republican Senator Jason Priest arrested

Yellowstone County Detention Facility officials have confirmed that Jason Sheller Priest, a Republican state senator representing District 30 in Red Lodge, was housed at the jail on Sunday morning.

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In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

HELENA — In the campaign for Eastern Montana’s Senate District 20 this year, Republican Duane Ankney of Colstrip knows he’ll be facing an opponent — from within his own party.

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Despite Obamacare problems, supporters say interest is high and urge patience

HELENA – While the “Obamacare” online health insurance marketplace in Montana is still hardly functioning, supporters say public interest remains high.

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Internal GOP battle promises to continue

Internal GOP battle promises to continue

HELENA — Republican legislators left the legislative session that ended this week even more divided than when they arrived, with warring factions promising a protracted fight for control of the direction of the Montana GOP.

April 25, 2013 5:43 pm Photos

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Montana Legislature comes to a close despite delay

Montana Legislature comes to a close despite delay

HELENA — Montana’s 2013 Legislature came to its expected close Wednesday, but not before a conservative core of Senate Republicans staged a brief revolt that delayed the final gavel for three hours.

April 24, 2013 10:39 am Photos

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Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

HELENA — In a tense Senate Republican caucus Monday, a conservative leader asked senators to publicly show whether they would be standing with him or against him on an motion to blast a Democrat’s Medicaid expansion bill onto the floor.

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Women's-health funding faces cuts in Montana

Women's-health funding faces cuts in Montana

HELENA — When Jennifer Strickley first learned she had ovarian cancer, it was Planned Parenthood that detected the disease.

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