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Unplugged: Political race costs popular weatherman his job

Unplugged: Political race costs popular weatherman his job

A campaign for state Legislature by popular longtime radio weatherman John Pulasky has turned into a forecast for trouble.

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Gazette opinion: Senator's case spotlights common crime

A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…

February 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
New battle lines drawn for legislative races

New battle lines drawn for legislative races

Campaign filing season begins Thursday with new battle lines drawn for state legislative districts.

January 08, 2014 2:00 am Photos

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Ag leaders wanted for new program

With fewer people raising the nation’s food than ever before, it has become difficult to identify farm community leaders, but a new Montana program aims to do exactly that.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Internal GOP battle promises to continue

Internal GOP battle promises to continue

HELENA — Republican legislators left the legislative session that ended this week even more divided than when they arrived, with warring factions promising a protracted fight for control of the direction of the Montana GOP.

April 25, 2013 5:43 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Students need governor’s signature on SB175

The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.

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Montana Legislature comes to a close despite delay

Montana Legislature comes to a close despite delay

HELENA — Montana’s 2013 Legislature came to its expected close Wednesday, but not before a conservative core of Senate Republicans staged a brief revolt that delayed the final gavel for three hours.

April 24, 2013 10:39 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15 million project.

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Gazette opinion: Time grows short for child abuse legislation

Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:

March 31, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Lockwood Steering Committee

Lockwood Steering Committee

State Sen. Taylor Brown, right, talks to fellow Lockwood Steering Committee members and residents about current legislative issues during a meeting in February.

March 29, 2013 2:31 pmLoading…

Bill to overhaul campaign finance law passes

HELENA — The Senate, in a vote Monday that exposed the split among Republicans, endorsed an overhaul of Montana’s campaign finance law to require anonymous “dark money” political groups to disclose their donors.

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Gazette opinion: Good bill for safer streets, local control

Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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Gazette opinion: State should measure success in higher ed

There’s something new in the Montana University System’s proposed budget appropriation for the upcoming biennium: An agreement that part of the funding will depend on performance.

March 10, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

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.

March 07, 2013 8:39 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Strengthen laws to prosecute child abusers

A Hardin woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a 3-year-old foster child who was left alone in a hot car for several hours.

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Gazette opinion: Student safety: Stop playing with concussions

Imagine being a 17-year-old high school football quarterback, a 14-year-old softball pitcher or a 12-year-old soccer goalie. If these young athletes got hit in the head during a game, but could still run, catch and kick, would they ask the coach to take them out? Would hard-training student-…

February 12, 2013 12:30 amLoading…
U-system budget hikes may be tied to performance measures

U-system budget hikes may be tied to performance measures

HELENA — Part of the Montana university system’s budget increase in fiscal 2015 likely will depend on whether it meets certain performance standards such as college completion rates, officials announced Thursday.

February 07, 2013 7:27 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Time to renew charitable tax credit

Gazette opinion: Time to renew charitable tax credit

Charity begins at home, but tax breaks can help.

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Sen. Taylor Brown, R-Huntley

Sen. Taylor Brown, R-Huntley

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…

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