Same-sex marriage, a new library and a Senate seat that flipped for the first time in more than a century make The Billings Gazette's Top 10 stories of 2014.
On Dec. 9, the U.S. House gave unanimous approval to a bill that aims to reduce suicides among military service members and veterans.
MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh congratulated the 28 Montanans he nominated to apply for enrollment at America’s military academies.
HELENA — Sen. John Walsh gave his farewell speech to the Senate on Wednesday and called for a return to civility in Washington.
Last week, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation stood side-by-side and announced the sort of bipartisan cooperation that Montanans want to see from Congress.
When Rep. Steve Daines and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester were busy celebrating the public lands package they snuck into a bill that was supposed to be about national defense, I wonder if they stopped to think about the landowners and taxpayers they threw under the bus.
Years of legislative wrangling squeezed down to hours of last-minute negotiating to get a bundle of Montana land bills into the National Defense Authorization Act last week.
HELENA — A sampling of reaction to the public lands package unveiled Wednesday by Montana’s congressional delegation:
HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation Wednesday unveiled a sweeping public lands package that they hope will clear the current Congress in its waning days.
Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of hunting season, road closures in Glacier and Yellowstone and, yes, even Election Day.
A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting why the proposal for transporting Canadian crude has bipartisan support in Montana.
About 75 people — most of them veterans — gathered at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark for a Veterans Day celebration Tuesday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember and honor those who have served or are serving in the nation’s armed forces.
HELENA — Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day, said U.S. Sen. John Walsh.
It was a disheartening election cycle for Montana Democrats after the departure of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to China.
When Americans see those ads saying: “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner,” we think about American steak or burgers. There’s value in that choice, buying American because we expect a tasty, wholesome product that supports American ranchers and workers all along the food chain from pasture to plate.
HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is looking to capitalize on the Democrats having to switch candidates late in the campaign to win a seat long coveted by the GOP and help push the party closer to control of the U.S. Senate.
HELENA — As John Walsh looks toward his final weeks as a U.S. senator, he says he has “no regrets” about his aborted run as Senate candidate — and that he still has some work to do as an officeholder.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who suspended his campaign two months ago, filed his final fundraising report this week, showing he raised a total of nearly $3 million — and had spent all but $119,000 through September.
Two years ago, Montanans chose Steve Daines to be their sole representative in the U.S. House. On Nov. 4, they have the opportunity to capitalize on that decision by sending Daines to the U.S. Senate.
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