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Sheridan selects John Heath to be new mayor

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Sheridan Councilman John Heath will be the city's new mayor, replacing Dave Kinskey as he leaves to join the Wyoming Legislature.

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George F. Will: The cost of campaign finance restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, “10,000 campaign finance laws.” He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota’s chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, Sanders represe…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: How Arizona's anti-gay bill would have hurt religion

WASHINGTON — Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

February 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bullock taps Walsh for Senate seat

Bullock taps Walsh for Senate seat

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday appointed Lt. Gov. John Walsh as Montana’s next U.S. senator. He will serve out the final year of the term of Max Baucus, who resigned Thursday night to become the next U.S. ambassador to China.

February 07, 2014 10:13 am Video Photos

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George F. Will: Virginia's other choice: Libertarian becomes man of moment

ARLINGTON, Va. — When William F. Buckley, running as the Conservative Party’s candidate for mayor of New York in 1965, was asked what he would do if he won, he replied: “Demand a recount.” Robert Sarvis, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia, will not need to do this.

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Guest opinion: Common Core brings benefits to education, economy

WASHINGTON — America’s public K-12 education system isn’t making the grade.

August 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Budget bill clears Senate after deal on cuts, family planning funds

Budget bill clears Senate after deal on cuts, family planning funds

HELENA — A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans in the state Senate advanced the session’s major spending bill Saturday after voting to bar a potential increase of 500 state positions the next two years.

April 13, 2013 1:48 pm Photos

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Senate committee wraps up $9B spending bill

Senate committee wraps up $9B spending bill

HELENA — The state's main spending bill cleared a Senate committee late Tuesday with a few changes and is now headed to the full floor.

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State Senate endorses bill allowing concealed weapons without permit

State Senate endorses bill allowing concealed weapons without permit

HELENA — A bill that would allow concealed carry without a permit is shooting toward passage after receiving the Senate's initial endorsement.

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Legislative push made to add big dams to renewable standard

Legislative push made to add big dams to renewable standard

HELENA — A proposal to add hydroelectric dams to the list of renewable resources eligible for energy credits is back before the Montana Legislature.

March 12, 2013 5:48 am Related Loading…

SD2 board, city council and county commissioners talk bonds and levies

Mayor Tom Hanel offered up some words of encouragement. 

March 08, 2013 6:32 pmLoading…
Wyoming House set for vote on eminent domain bill

Wyoming House set for vote on eminent domain bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House is set for what could be a final vote on a bill that would require entities seeking to use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property to pay a landowner's legal fees if the courts find they didn't offer a fair price for the land.

February 26, 2013 6:05 am Related Loading…
Senate backs ban on environmental probes based on anonymous tips

Senate backs ban on environmental probes based on anonymous tips

HELENA — The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill that would bar a state agency from investigating anonymous tips of environmental violations.

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Americans finding dozens of ways to mark 12/12/12

A Michigan sixth-grader will put aside her nerves and get her ears pierced on her 12th birthday. Two law enforcement officials will exchange wedding vows at 12:12 p.m. in Pittsburgh's federal courthouse. And gamblers can take advantage of promotions some casinos are using to lure in patrons …

December 11, 2012 6:43 pmLoading…
Analysis: Montana Republican takeover hopes dashed in 2012 vote

Analysis: Montana Republican takeover hopes dashed in 2012 vote

HELENA — An election that held great expectations for Montana Republicans turned into a GOP flop at the ballot box.

November 09, 2012 5:57 am Related Loading…
Wyoming GOP gains 2 House seats in Legislature

Wyoming GOP gains 2 House seats in Legislature

CHEYENNE - Wyoming's Republican Party picked up at least two seats in the state House as it maintained its dominance in the state Legislature in Tuesday's election.

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E.J. Dionne: How compromise became a partisan issue

WASHINGTON -- Here's where we have arrived as a country: We are so polarized that even compromise has become a partisan issue.

November 01, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

SD2 board looks to cooperate with independent districts

Billings School District 2 will wait a little longer before it forms an interdistrict partnership with itself in an effort to gain access to one-time state dollars.

October 15, 2012 9:28 pmLoading…

Coleman selected to fill HD30 seat

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners has selected Kathy Coleman to fill the vacant House District 30 seat.

October 05, 2012 3:50 pmLoading…

Immigration issue won't create a stir in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The immigration issue hasn't created much of a stir in Wyoming and probably won't, even if the Supreme Court upholds all or part of Arizona's immigration law.

April 28, 2012 1:45 pmLoading…

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