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Gazette opinion: Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

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.

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Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill Tuesday to reveal the major donors who fund secret groups that seek to influence elections.

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan possibilities in roads, pipeline, postal and tax reform

It’s no secret that Election Day brought some change to Congress. For the first time since you elected me to the U.S. Senate, I will be a member of the minority party.

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Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

HELENA — Montana Sen. Jon Tester was named Thursday as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he’ll be in charge of recruiting Senate candidates for the 2016 elections.

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Tester one of at least two U.S. senators up for DSCC chairman

Tester one of at least two U.S. senators up for DSCC chairman

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is among at least two Senate Democrats being considered to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which will recruit and support U.S. Senate candidates for the 2016 election.

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Tester’s new role in the minority: Swing vote that could help move key issues

Tester’s new role in the minority: Swing vote that could help move key issues

HELENA — Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, will now be in the minority for the first time in his Senate career — but said this week his new role may actually create more opportunities to get things done.

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Remembrance, honor: Caring for veterans and their families is a year-round duty

Remembrance, honor: Caring for veterans and their families is a year-round duty

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.

November 11, 2014 11:26 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: A prescription for U.S. veterans’ urgent care

When Yellowstone County residents gather this morning to celebrate Veterans Day in the warm indoor ceremony at MetraPark, they will remember Montanans and other Americans who have served in past and present wars. A bell will ring at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, commemorat…

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Tester talks campaign finance reform at Harvard

Tester talks campaign finance reform at Harvard

HELENA — Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has taken his campaign for campaign finance reform to Harvard Law School.

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Gazette opinion: Not COOL: World trade trumps U.S. shoppers’ choice

Gazette opinion: Not COOL: World trade trumps U.S. shoppers’ choice

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.

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CAMPAIGN WATCH: Candidates home for final push

CAMPAIGN WATCH: Candidates home for final push

HELENA — On the eve of Election Day, candidates for federal office have found their way back to their Montana hometowns after extensive statewide tours to drive home their messages and get out the vote.

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Tester, Bullock lend star power in final push

Tester, Bullock lend star power in final push

HELENA — U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis hasn’t had much time to introduce herself to Montana voters since becoming the Democratic nominee in August, but she’s getting a boost from the party’s biggest names in the final days before Tuesday’s election.

November 02, 2014 7:10 am Photos

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Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.

October 31, 2014 6:33 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: GAO report demands immediate reaction

When people use the word "bureaucrat," the context is rarely complimentary.

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

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Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday accused two prominent colleges of “voter manipulation” for their role in a mailer sent this week to 100,000 Montanans, in connection with two Montana Supreme Court races.

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Tester hopes to bring VA secretary to Butte to push vets' home

Tester hopes to bring VA secretary to Butte to push vets' home

BUTTE — For several years, the proposed veterans’ home in Butte hasn’t gotten off the ground. Money has been raised. Plans have been set. But it hasn’t gotten done.

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Brewers, distillers can keep giving spent grain to ranchers

BUTTE — Montana’s alcohol producers can continue to sell or give away spent grain to ranchers without added layers of bureaucracy and paperwork, thanks in part to Montana Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh.

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Montana sheriff: Bakken oil patch jails at capacity

SIDNEY — An eastern Montana sheriff says jails in the booming oil patch that spans his state and North Dakota are above capacity and need help.

September 26, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…
Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Veterans health care services in Montana still need work, say veterans who met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in Billings.

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