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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.

April 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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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.

April 25, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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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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Daines introduces bill to help Northern Cheyenne revive coal swap

Daines introduces bill to help Northern Cheyenne revive coal swap

Leaders of Montana’s Northern Cheyenne tribe on Tuesday sought to revive a three-way coal swap involving the federal government and a Texas company after an earlier proposal stumbled in Congress.

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Gazette opinion: Montana plan for reducing risk of military suicides

Twenty-two U.S. military men and women succumb to wounds of war every day.

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Montana Senators lobby for coal production tax credit revival

Montana Senators lobby for coal production tax credit revival

Montana’s U.S. senators are attempting to revive the Indian coal production tax credit, used by the Crow Nation to promote coal mining on the Crow Indian Reservation.

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Tester, Baucus mostly hewed to party line in 2013 Senate votes

Tester, Baucus mostly hewed to party line in 2013 Senate votes

HELENA — Montana’s Democratic U.S. senators in 2013, Jon Tester and Max Baucus, mostly stuck to the party line on their Senate votes last year, supporting President Barack Obama at least 95 percent of the time, according to Congressional Quarterly.

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Guest opinion: Made in Montana ideas ensure ACA will work for families

One of my favorite Montana entrepreneurs is Wheat Montana’s Dean Folkvord. I’m not sure whether Dean voted for Barack Obama, but I doubt it. The thing about Dean though is he has a sharp pencil and he does what’s best for his business and his customers. That’s how Wheat Montana blazed the tr…

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Public had plenty of suggestions — and opinions — on who Bullock should appoint as U.S. senator

HELENA — As Gov. Steve Bullock decided this year who to appoint as Montana’s next U.S. senator, he had no shortage of suggestions from the public.

March 11, 2014 6:29 pm
Documents suggest Bullock had decided on Walsh at least 12 days before announcement

Documents suggest Bullock had decided on Walsh at least 12 days before announcement

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock had decided to appoint Lt. Gov. John Walsh to the U.S. Senate at least 12 days before he made the formal announcement, records released Tuesday to the media from the governor’s office indicate.

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Walsh files; calls out Daines as purveyor of 'cruel ideology’

Walsh files; calls out Daines as purveyor of 'cruel ideology’

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who filed Saturday to run for the seat to which he was appointed last month, leveled his strongest attack yet against his probable challenger, Republican Steve Daines, calling Daines the purveyor of a “cruel ideology” that “only seeks to preserve privilege.”

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