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Democrats come up short after Baucus' departure

Democrats come up short after Baucus' departure

It was a disheartening election cycle for Montana Democrats after the departure of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to China.

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Baucus, Hanes settle in at Embassy, residence in China

Baucus, Hanes settle in at Embassy, residence in China

BEIJING — It’s been seven months since former Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus became ambassador to China, and his wife, Melodee Hanes, said it has been the biggest adventure of their lives.

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War College strips Sen. John Walsh of graduate status

War College strips Sen. John Walsh of graduate status

HELENA — The U.S. Army War College on Friday revoked Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after its investigation concluded that he had plagiarized his final paper in 2007.

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Gazette opinion: Montana communities hurt when violence hits home

You don’t have to be an NFL fan to know of Ray Rice, who punched out his fiancée in an elevator.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Most Montanans are too young to remember when spectacular Montana land last was protected as wilderness. That event was in 1972. A true grass roots movement succeeded in adding the Scapegoat Wilderness along the Rocky Mountain Front to the nation’s wilderness treasury.

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900 boxes of Baucus' papers arrive for archiving at UM

900 boxes of Baucus' papers arrive for archiving at UM

MISSOULA — A semitrailer carrying the legacy papers of former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus arrived at the University of Montana on Monday, bolstering the school’s already robust legislative collection.

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Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Attempting to move beyond the plagiarism scandal that’s engulfed his campaign, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., said Tuesday he’s hopeful voters will consider his entire career.

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Baucus pushes trade ties in new role as U.S. ambassador to China

Baucus pushes trade ties in new role as U.S. ambassador to China

BEIJING — The new U.S. ambassador to China has made his first public remarks about the countries' relations, telling several hundred people he will prioritize efforts to deepen already bustling China-U.S. trade ties.

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Weekly Webb: Koyama's bison earns place of honor in China

Weekly Webb: Koyama's bison earns place of honor in China

He’s shaggy, shedding his winter fur. And he looks peaceful, kind of the like the gentle Billings artist — Harry Koyama — who painted “Spirit of the Bison” in his signature style, smearing on layers of reds and yellows using a palette knife.

June 13, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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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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U.S. Sen. John Walsh: Hoping to ride military, 'regular guy' credibility to Senate victory

U.S. Sen. John Walsh: Hoping to ride military, 'regular guy' credibility to Senate victory

Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

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Even with incumbent, Democratic senate race is anything but locked down

Even with incumbent, Democratic senate race is anything but locked down

HELENA — In Montana’s marquee election this year, the U.S. Senate race, an incumbent is fighting to hold his seat — but with his incumbency less than three months old, it’s almost like a battle for an open seat.

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Truman Dinner raises $15K for Yellowstone County Democrats

Truman Dinner raises $15K for Yellowstone County Democrats

Montana Democrats arrived in full force Friday for the 28th Annual Harry S. Truman Dinner, raising about $15,000 for Yellowstone County Democrats, vice chair of the group Becky Riedl said.

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Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

HELENA  — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered…

April 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Lewis says he’s solution-oriented and can work with both sides

Lewis says he’s solution-oriented and can work with both sides

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis said he is someone focused on finding solutions and is willing to work with people from both sides to get the job done.

April 15, 2014 12:30 am

Guest opinion: U.S. warriors deserve respite in MT wilderness

Montana’s wilderness. That’s where my mind went to most often while I was deployed in southern Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal operator in the summer of 2009. Some people missed their families, others had a sweetheart or spouse back home who they missed, and others just longed …

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Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to represent over 200 member businesses across the state.…

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Baucus donates Senate papers to UM archives

Baucus donates Senate papers to UM archives

MISSOULA — Former Montana Sen. Max Baucus is donating his Senate papers to the University of Montana's Mansfield Library, along with $850,000 in leftover campaign money to cover the cost of archiving the documents.

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Indian coal tax credit clears key Senate committee

Indian coal tax credit clears key Senate committee

The Indian Coal Production Tax Credit, considered crucial by the Crow Tribe for reservation mining, made the cut for tax breaks to be extended two years by a key Senate committee.

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