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Jeannette Rankin and the path to women's suffrage in Montana

Jeannette Rankin and the path to women's suffrage in Montana

“When Miss Rankin came forward to speak, the air became electric ... Young, attractive, energetic and flowing with friendliness and reason, Jeannette Rankin commanded attention as soon as she spoke. She wore a gold-colored velvet suit, and the Lewistown editor said she looked like a young pa…

November 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Encouraging all eligible voters to cast ballots is a staple of The Billings Gazette’s election season opinions. This November, that call has extra significance because Montana is celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Keep an eye on how Congress acts on voting rights

The right to vote is sacred. It is how we hold our leaders accountable and make sure our democracy is responsive to all citizens. Yet, today, powerful forces are intent on making voting more difficult instead of more accessible and it could hurt Montana families in Indian Country.

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Fighting again for inherent voting rights

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Fighting again for inherent voting rights

Cokie’s mother, Lindy Claiborne Boggs, was born on a plantation in the segregated South before women could vote. When she died in July at 97, Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated “her legacy as a champion of women’s and civil rights that will continue to inspire generations to come.”

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Guest opinion: 30-day registration cutoff would keep many Montanans from voting

Western Native Voice has watched House Bill 30, short title "An Act Revising the Close of Late Voter Registration" with growing alarm.

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Gazette opinion: Be an American whose opinion counts: Vote

On Election Day, community newspapers across America encourage readers to vote. What if instead somebody — or even your government — said you couldn’t vote?

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Montana Indians sue over lack of election services

Montana Indians sue over lack of election services

HELENA - Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on Montana's reservations.

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Laramie to celebrate women's first vote

LARAMIE - The Laramie Foundation will celebrate women's suffrage in Wyoming with a reenactment of Louisa Swain's historic 1870 vote. State Auditor Rita Meyer will re-enact Swain's vote on Saturday morning at Johnson, Lummis, Hunkins Women's Plaza. U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Sen. Mike…

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