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Wyoming panel endorses firing squad for death penalty

Wyoming panel endorses firing squad for death penalty

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Corrections should be able to employ a firing squad to execute condemned inmates if the state can’t find the drugs to carry out lethal injections, a legislative committee voted Friday.

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US Senate OKs Jackson courthouse conveyance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County has won approval in the U.S. Senate.

September 11, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Extremism in defense of re-election

WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism." Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, rea…

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GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in the party’s primary elections.

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Wyoming considers restricting police use of drones

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.

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Senator's family bids farewell to cabin in Glacier

Senator's family bids farewell to cabin in Glacier

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – It’s been nearly a century since one of Montana’s most colorful political figures came to Glacier National Park and established a summer residence on Lake McDonald.

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Montana voters will decide whether to keep Election Day registration

Montana voters will decide whether to keep Election Day registration

HELENA — Montana voters will decide in November whether to end a nine-year practice of Election Day voter registration for future elections.

September 03, 2014 1:42 pmLoading…
Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

HELENA — A Helena judge has dismissed claims by the Montana Senate majority leader that the governor, a state senator and two commissioners of political practices conspired to drive him out of office.

August 27, 2014 1:53 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”

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Only 1 candidate debate set before election day

Only 1 candidate debate set before election day

HELENA — With more than two months to go before the general election, the only U.S. House and Senate candidate debates scheduled so far will be on Oct. 4 in Bozeman, officials said Monday.

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Montana to appeal judge's immigrant law ruling

HELENA — Montana's attorney general plans to appeal a judge's ruling that a voter-approved law requiring immigration checks of anybody applying for state services goes against federal immigration laws.

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Wyoming governor wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Wyoming governor wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get from the federal government if the state agrees to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of low-income workers.

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Tea party leaders don't fare so well in primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two top tea party organizers in Wyoming lost their bids for legislative seats as most state Senate and House incumbents fended off challengers in Tuesday's primary.

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5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming voters overwhelmingly chose incumbents in the top races in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Here are five things to know about the election:

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Mike Enzi, Cynthia Lummis prevail in Wyoming

Mike Enzi, Cynthia Lummis prevail in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming gave two big thumbs-up to two-thirds of its congressional delegation, handing U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis large majorities in the Republican primary Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

MONTANA CITY — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday the Democrats' recent switch in Senate candidates won't change how he campaigns for the seat in the Nov. 4 election.

August 19, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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Retired Air Force officer takes on Enzi in primary

Retired Air Force officer takes on Enzi in primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Mike Enzi stands to become the second-longest-serving U.S. senator in Wyoming history if he’s re-elected, and that’s both an asset and liability as he seeks a fourth term.

August 17, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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War college begins review into Walsh's work

War college begins review into Walsh's work

HELENA — A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.

August 15, 2014 1:22 pmLoading…
John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Tuesday he plans to finish his Senate term “very strong” after withdrawing as a candidate for the seat in November’s election.

August 12, 2014 5:09 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Does plain vanilla bipartisanship have a chance?

WASHINGTON — When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party lines?

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