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Most of Sen. Tester's assets tied up in Big Sandy farm

Most of Sen. Tester's assets tied up in Big Sandy farm

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only working farmer in the U.S. Senate, reported assets last year valued at $1.1 million to $2.2 million, most of which are his family’s organic grain farm west of Big Sandy.

July 16, 2014 5:42 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Speak up now to keep Montana waters clean

If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In fact, according to The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, nearly three-fourths of Montana residents vacation within the state, many of wh…

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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.

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Tester tries again on act to allow troops to defer student loans

MISSOULA — Paying back that college debt doesn’t wait for anyone, including members of the armed services, but a bill bouncing around the nation’s Capitol may soon allow veterans to defer their college loan payments before deployment.

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From the editor: Debating the debates

When I sent the letters, the grease from Election Night pizza hadn’t even made its way out of my system, and I was running on caffeine and adrenaline.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tester to ask VA leadership to prioritize hiring VA Montana director

Tester to ask VA leadership to prioritize hiring VA Montana director

For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Walsh, Tester, Daines oppose further military involvement in Iraq

Walsh, Tester, Daines oppose further military involvement in Iraq

HELENA — The three members of Montana’s congressional delegation say they’re opposed to sending any additional U.S. troops or advisers into Iraq to help quell a Sunni Muslim-led insurgency.

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Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.

June 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Don't sell off Montana's future to China

There’s trouble brewing in Montana. People who don’t live here, and who don’t really care what happens to our state, are trying to take advantage of us. If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be paying the price for decades to come.

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Federal highway funds hit rough patch

The next congressional budget crisis is barreling down a road near you.

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Daines blasts new CO2 emissions rules; Dems say climate change must be addressed

HELENA — Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., teed off Monday on the Obama administration’s new draft rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, calling them “just another step in this administration’s war on coal.”

June 02, 2014 5:21 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: More than money needed to fix IHS problems

Gazette opinion: More than money needed to fix IHS problems

Here’s the good news.

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Tester: 'Shinseki's resignation will not fix all the problems with the VA'

Tester: 'Shinseki's resignation will not fix all the problems with the VA'

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, laid out plans Sunday to address the Veterans Affairs scandal as well as the health care system’s history of inadequate service.

June 01, 2014 12:14 pmLoading…
Tester, Walsh, Daines release statements on VA resignation

Tester, Walsh, Daines release statements on VA resignation

Sen. John Walsh, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Steve Daines released statements Friday in response to Eric Shinseki’s resignation as secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday joined those calling for the resignation of U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying a new report “confirms the worst of the allegations against the VA and its failure to deliver timely (health) care to veterans.”

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IHS woes are money-related, director says; tribal leaders say too much spent on administration

IHS woes are money-related, director says; tribal leaders say too much spent on administration

Indian Health Service Acting Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux suggested a dose of cash would cure the federal program that has come under attack for poor care.

May 27, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: VA needs money for timely, quality care of veterans

The latest scandal in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t about quality of health care, but rather about veterans’ being unable to get care when they need it.

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Veteran's cemetery dedicated as national cemetery on Memorial Day

Veteran's cemetery dedicated as national cemetery on Memorial Day

LAUREL — Even with Monday's historic dedication of the veteran's cemetery here as a national cemetery — bringing to a close a decade of work by area citizens, veterans and local, state and federal officials — the purpose of the Memorial Day ceremony wasn't lost on the hundreds of people in a…

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Gazette opinion: National honor for Yellowstone County’s commitment

Gazette opinion: National honor for Yellowstone County’s commitment

When the Yellowstone National Cemetery is dedicated today, Yellowstone County residents should take pride in knowing that they created this honorable resting place for American heroes.

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IHS patient: 'It’s not quality health care, it’s whatever care'

IHS patient: 'It’s not quality health care, it’s whatever care'

The problems with the Billings Area IHS are so pervasive and have existed for so long that Montana’s Congressional delegation recently called for an investigation from the federal Government Accountability Office.

May 25, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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