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Pat Smith

Pat Smith launches his kayak

Pat Smith launches his kayak

Pat Smith launches his kayak off a rock and through a gate while practicing for the Rock Creek Slalom Kayak Race in Red Lodge Montana on Friday, June 8, 2013.

June 08, 2013 1:35 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Panel delivers map with 100 equal districts

In the end, the remarkable unanimity of the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission didn’t hold. But the plan that all five members previously approved as a draft was little changed in the final map.

February 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Governor picks Anders for power council

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday appointed Jennifer Anders, a longtime assistant attorney general, as one of Montana’s two representatives on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

February 05, 2013 4:42 pmLoading…

Bullock makes 3 more appointments

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday appointed Pat Smith, a Missoula attorney who specializes in Indian and natural resources law, one of Montana’s two representatives on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

January 24, 2013 5:37 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Evenly divided: Panel parceling Montana into districts

The nearly final plan for redrawing Montana state legislative districts to reflect the 2010 census has already achieved the unexpected: All five members voted for the tentative House plan last summer, and earlier this month they voted unanimously to submit the tentative House and Senate plan…

December 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Commission finds enough common ground

The most remarkable thing about the tentative Montana redistricting plan is that the bipartisan commission gave it unanimous approval.

August 23, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Panel chooses GOP-preferred plan for Missoula legislative districts

HELENA — On its first significant 3-2 vote, the panel drafting new legislative districts for Montana on Tuesday chose its Republican members’ preferred plan for dividing up Missoula and Missoula County.

August 14, 2012 6:27 pmLoading…

Panel ready to start carving Montana’s new legislative boundaries

HELENA — Beginning Monday in a state Capitol meeting room, the five-member panel charged with redrawing Montana’s legislative districts for the next 10 years starts deciding the actual lines. No one is predicting it will be easy.

August 12, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
Political parties clash over redrawing Montana legislative districts

Political parties clash over redrawing Montana legislative districts

Legislative districts get redrawn every decade in Montana. On Tuesday night, the proposed map boundaries quickly became battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, despite their similar objectives.

May 15, 2012 9:57 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Redistricting must serve 1 million Montanans

The decennial redrawing of Montana legislative districts must reflect changes in our state population so that all residents can receive equal representation.

May 13, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Pat Smith

BUFFALO, Wyo. — Pat Smith, 78, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at Johnson County Health Care Center.

March 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Let's keep an eye on redistricting panel

While candidates continue filing for 2012 primary elections, upstairs in the Secretary of State Office in Montana's Capitol, a meeting Friday in Room 102 will look ahead to the elections of 2014-2022.

February 15, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Help redraw your legislative district in 2012

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is drafting plans to divide our state into 100 representative districts and pair them in 50 Senate districts for the next 10 years.

January 06, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Public participation crucial to state redistricting

The process to redraw Montana’s legislative districts is under way, and there are a number of opportunities for you to get involved. While the new districts will not be in place until the 2014 election, the chance for early public involvement has begun.

February 28, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

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