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Author: Montanans value outdoor amenities first

Author: Montanans value outdoor amenities first

Jim Posewitz is often inspired by nature, and at the age of 79, the longtime conservation advocate, hunter and author had one of his most inspiring moments last hunting season.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Library, School District 2 win top honors from state library group

Library, School District 2 win top honors from state library group

The Billings Public Library and School District 2 were among the winners Thursday during the Montana Library Association’s annual conference at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

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Guest opinion: Russia's weakness limits its regional reach

President Obama seriously rattled at least one cage with his recent reference to Russia as a “regional power.”

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Williams trio declines to run for Senate, House

HELENA — Three members of a prominent Montana Democratic family — former Congressman Pat and ex-state Sen. Carol Williams, and their daughter, Whitney — each has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate or House next year, despite pleas to do so.

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Senate rejections mean more Bullock appointments

Senate rejections mean more Bullock appointments

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday that he isn't going to change his approach to appointments as he replaces nominees that didn't pass muster with the Montana Senate.

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2013 Legislature tackled several major issues in its 87-day session

2013 Legislature tackled several major issues in its 87-day session

HELENA — From bison to abortion, from school funding to public-employee pensions, the 2013 Montana Legislature tackled a host of meaty and expensive issues during its 87-day session that ended on Wednesday.

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Praise, accolades pour in for senator's tenure

Praise, accolades pour in for senator's tenure

HELENA — Accolades and praise from all political corners flowed in Tuesday for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, who announced he wouldn’t run for re-election next year. Among the praise were comments from President Barack Obama.

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Montana FWP commissioner Bob Ream resigns

Montana FWP commissioner Bob Ream resigns

FWP Commissioner Bob Ream unexpectedly resigned Thursday afternoon, tearing up momentarily as he read a statement explaining how he felt he couldn’t get a fair hearing at next week’s confirmation hearing, but enjoyed his past four years on the commission.

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Williams' rejection as regent pleases some, rankles others

Williams' rejection as regent pleases some, rankles others

MISSOULA — The removal of Pat Williams from the Montana Board of Regents on Thursday fired up bloggers, leaving some to celebrate the vote and others saying it stank of partisan politics.

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Senate turns down Williams for regents

Senate turns down Williams for regents

HELENA — On a mostly party-line vote of 26-23, the Montana Senate on Thursday refused to confirm former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams as a member of the state Board of Regents.

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Williams confirmation as regent up for debate Thursday

HELENA—The Montana Senate will debate and vote Thursday whether to confirm former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams as a member of the state Board of Regents.

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Brouhaha over regent's confirmation hits Senate

Brouhaha over regent's confirmation hits Senate

HELENA — Former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams told a legislative panel Wednesday the New York Times didn’t misquote him but that his comments have been taken out of context by those who think he used the word “thugs” to refer to the entire University of Montana football team.

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Regents: Faculty involvement key in writing performance measures

HELENA — Members of the Board of Regents said Thursday that they want plenty of faculty involvement in developing performance standards by which the university system will be evaluated to determine if it gets part of its proposed budget increase in fiscal 2015.

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Regents won’t spend U-system money on Milk River Ranch artifacts

Regents won’t spend U-system money on Milk River Ranch artifacts

HELENA — The Montana University System will not buy archaeological and paleontological resources at the Milk River Ranch in northern Montana, the higher education commissioner said Thursday.

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Group launches petition to confirm Williams on Board of Regents

Group launches petition to confirm Williams on Board of Regents

MISSOULA — A group backing Pat Williams’ confirmation to the Montana Board of Regents has rallied behind the former U.S. congressman, saying his work on behalf of the University of Montana outweighs any statements he made to the New York Times regarding the university’s past football recruit…

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Royce Engstrom, Pat Williams

Royce Engstrom, Pat Williams

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom, left, and regent Pat Williams are shown at a May meeting in Havre.

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Griz fans circulate petition to oust regent Williams for 'thugs' comment

Griz fans circulate petition to oust regent Williams for 'thugs' comment

A group of University of Montana football fans has launched a petition asking Gov. Steve Bullock and higher-education officials to censure Pat Williams and end his appointment to the Board of Regents.

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Drawing the ire of Griz Nation

Drawing the ire of Griz Nation

Pat Williams, a Regent with the Montana University System and a former U.S. Congressman, stirred the pot last week with controversial statements he made to the New York Times that accused the Montana football program of recruiting "thugs."

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Engstrom praises student-athletes after regent calls UM recruits 'thugs'

Engstrom praises student-athletes after regent calls UM recruits 'thugs'

MISSOULA — University of Montana President Royce Engstrom reminded the campus community in an email Friday of the important role student-athletes play at UM, noting that “actions of individuals do not characterize our student-athletes in general any more than they do for other groups of peop…

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Former Montana QB's rape trial begins with jury selection

Former Montana QB's rape trial begins with jury selection

MISSOULA — Several had heard entirely too much about the case in bars. One said she was a die-hard University of Montana Grizzlies fan, probably unable to be impartial. And another felt deeply uncomfortable with what he saw as the “he said-she said” nature of some date rape cases.

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