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Barry Beach and Marc Raciot

Barry Beach and Marc Raciot

Former Montana Attorney General and Gov. Marc Racicot, right, wrote to the state's parole board that there has been no change in Barry Beach's circumstances that would justify a new investigation since he was denied clemency in 2007.

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Beach attorneys dispute letter from Racicot to parole board

Beach attorneys dispute letter from Racicot to parole board

GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year murder sentence are disputing a letter opposing his release by the former governor who prosecuted him.

May 09, 2014 10:21 am Photos

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Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

The special prosecutor in the 1984 murder trial of a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year prison sentence for a killing committed when he was 17 says the case has been exhaustively reviewed and the state parole board should reject a recent plea for clemency.

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Locomotives put a memorable end to Big 32 era

Locomotives put a memorable end to Big 32 era

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ed West is a former Gazette sports writer and is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of high school sports in Montana.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Racicot declines US Senate bid

HELENA — Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot says he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Max Baucus.

September 16, 2013 3:06 pm

Five Republicans looking at House race—if Daines runs for Senate

HELENA -- A former secretary of state and four current or ex-legislators are among the Republicans looking to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat if Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., enters the Senate race instead of seeking re-election.

July 22, 2013 7:09 pm

Zinke says he may consider run for Montana's Senate seat

HELENA — Former state legislator Ryan Zinke of Whitefish said Wednesday he might consider a U.S. Senate run if the Montana Republican Party's big names don't get in the race.

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Bullock speaks at 8th grade graduation at 1-room schoolhouse

Bullock speaks at 8th grade graduation at 1-room schoolhouse

TROY – The letter arrived in the governor’s office in January, the request coming from students in a 104-year-old one-room school in one of the farthest reaches of Montana.

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Panel recommends 5 political-practices candidates

Panel recommends 5 political-practices candidates

HELENA — Top legislative leaders on Friday recommended to Gov. Steve Bullock the names of all five finalists for the job of commissioner of political practices.

May 03, 2013 2:26 pm Photos

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Lewis is finishing long state government career

Lewis is finishing long state government career

HELENA — Hired as an $8-an-hour state budget analyst in 1973, Sen. Dave Lewis is winding down what may be an unparalleled career in Montana government.

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Mazurek building bill sails through committee

Mazurek building bill sails through committee

HELENA — A Senate committee on Monday unanimously endorsed a bill to name the state building housing the state Justice Department, Library and Supreme Court after former Attorney General Joe Mazurek, who died last summer.

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Gazette opinion: Montana leaders can give D.C. civics lessons

Both President Barack Obama and his congressional adversaries have shown themselves to be better at making tough talk to each other than making the tough choices necessary for the country. Their response to the so-called “fiscal cliff” did not involve a single tough decision and actually inc…

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Tim Fox trying to become first GOP attorney general in 20 years

Tim Fox trying to become first GOP attorney general in 20 years

MISSOULA — As Montana Republicans gathered here Thursday to kick off their state convention, they heard first from the man trying to become the first Republican state attorney general in two decades: Tim Fox.

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Fox wins GOP primary for Montana attorney general

Fox wins GOP primary for Montana attorney general

Republican voters gave Tim Fox another shot to become Montana's attorney general by delivering a victory over state Sen. Jim Shockley in Tuesday's primary.

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Former state Attorney General Mazurek copes with early onset Alzheimer's

Former state Attorney General Mazurek copes with early onset Alzheimer's

As Montana’s attorney general in 1996, Joe Mazurek argued a case before the U.S Supreme Court while maintaining daily contact with the director of the FBI to bring the 84-day standoff with the Freemen in Eastern Montana to a successful conclusion.

June 05, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Fox, Shockley, chase GOP nomination for AG

Fox, Shockley, chase GOP nomination for AG

HELENA — For both Republican candidates for attorney general, federal health care reform — commonly known as Obamacare — is a top issues, right up there with gun rights.

May 23, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Romney gathers Montana support for primary effort

HELENA — Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced Tuesday the support of a key Montana delegate and three former governors, including a former chairman of the Republican National Committee.

March 06, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
Lawmakers nominate 4 for political practices post

Lawmakers nominate 4 for political practices post

HELENA -- The four people nominated by state lawmakers to be the next commissioner over ethics and campaign complaints all have partisan ties.

February 02, 2012 12:38 pmLoading…

Gallik's resignation prompts applicants for open state position

HELENA — A total of 16 people applied for the open job of state political practices commissioner by Friday’s deadline.

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City Lights: A few things to do before the snow flies

No matter what the calendar says, no matter how many nice days lie ahead of us, summer ended last Wednesday about 7 p.m.

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