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AD WATCH: Zinke ad attacks Lewis' stance on gun control

AD WATCH: Zinke ad attacks Lewis' stance on gun control

This 30-second spot by Republican U.S. House race began airing on Montana TV stations on Oct. 7 and continues to run.

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Justice Wheat cites legal, personal experiences

Justice Wheat cites legal, personal experiences

HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat points to his years of legal experience as the chief reason to elect him to a full eight-year term on the Montana Supreme Court.

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Sign of the times: Election season brings theft of campaign materials

Sign of the times: Election season brings theft of campaign materials

Because she lives across the street from Pioneer Park, Mary Ann Weber sees her share of late-night drunks and rabble-rousers, but the ones she shooed from her lawn the other weekend were unusual. They were well-dressed, plain spoken and seemed to be on a mission.

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War College strips Sen. John Walsh of graduate status

War College strips Sen. John Walsh of graduate status

HELENA — The U.S. Army War College on Friday revoked Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after its investigation concluded that he had plagiarized his final paper in 2007.

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in Casper

Gubernatorial candidates face off in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead capped off a debate Wednesday with strong criticism of two challengers, saying their comments showed a cynicism about people in the state.

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VanDyke cites experience, criticizes Wheat as result-oriented

VanDyke cites experience, criticizes Wheat as result-oriented

HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke said he’s running for the Montana Supreme Court because he believes his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat, often writes decisions driven by the results he wants to achieve, rather than following the law.

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GOP state Senate candidates say Democratic Party mailers are inaccurate smear attempts

GOP state Senate candidates say Democratic Party mailers are inaccurate smear attempts

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has sent campaign mailers attacking Republican candidates in two key state Senate races — and the GOP targets say the mailers are grossly misleading or false.

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Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis rallied women voters in Billings on Wednesday, saying she was the only contender for the post to advocate for women’s issues.

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3rd-party money coming into Supreme Court race

3rd-party money coming into Supreme Court race

HELENA — A national Republican group began running a TV ad in Montana Tuesday as part of an independent expenditure campaign in support of Lawrence VanDyke, a nonpartisan candidate for the state Supreme Court, and against his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat.

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Herbert challenging Rice for Supreme Court

Herbert challenging Rice for Supreme Court

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court candidate W. David Herbert of Billings said he decided to challenge veteran Justice Jim Rice for the court after reading the justice’s opinion in a 2013 case.

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Monday's the deadline for voters to register by mail; plenty of time to get absentee ballot

Monday's the deadline for voters to register by mail; plenty of time to get absentee ballot

Yellowstone County elections workers stuffed and stamped about 50,000 ballots last week, ballots that will go out today ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

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Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Yellowstone County voters have a choice between two excellent Billings attorneys in the race to succeed District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.

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Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Both John Lewis and Ryan Zinke are Montana natives with careers in government service. Zinke served overseas in the U.S. Navy. Lewis worked for former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus in Washington and in Montana. He learned how Congress works and how to navigate myriad federal agencies to serve Montana…

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U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis’ stands on major issues

HELENA — Democrat Amanda Curtis is opposing Republican Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots in the race for Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat. Her stands on major issues include:  

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Curtis: 'Regular people' can still overcome adversity, become political leaders

Curtis: 'Regular people' can still overcome adversity, become political leaders

Editor's note: A profile of Republican Senate candidate Steve Daines will run next Sunday.

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Libertarian Fellows seeks U.S. House seat

Libertarian Fellows seeks U.S. House seat

HELENA — Mike Fellows said he’s running for the U.S. House for three reasons: to try to balance the federal budget, reduce the federal debt and protect Second Amendment gun rights.

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Civil attorney, prosecutor face off in race for district judge seat

Civil attorney, prosecutor face off in race for district judge seat

Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.

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Driscoll, Long both tout experience in treasurer candidate race

Driscoll, Long both tout experience in treasurer candidate race

The race for Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools is a match between two political newcomers, both of whom touted their experience as qualifications for the job.

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Ex-councilman challenges incumbent Yellowstone County commissioner

Ex-councilman challenges incumbent Yellowstone County commissioner

In his bid for re-election, Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, ticks off a list of highlights he says showcase a well-managed county — a $100 million budget, little debt and a AA+ bond rating, which is the second highest possible.

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House candidate Lewis unveils public lands platform

House candidate Lewis unveils public lands platform

HELENA — House Democratic candidate John Lewis released his sportsmen’s and public lands platform Thursday that he said shows a clear contrast with the positions of his opponent, Ryan Zinke.

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Daines pledges support for Washington coal terminal

Daines pledges support for Washington coal terminal

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont. toured a controversial Bellingham, Wash., coal port Thursday, calling its success crucial to Montana's economy.

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Federal judge lifts gag order on Montana man criticizing judicial commission

Federal judge lifts gag order on Montana man criticizing judicial commission

HELENA — A federal judge Tuesday said the Montana Judicial Standards Commission cannot prohibit a Montana man from publicly criticizing the panel’s ruling on his complaint, and that the gag rule may be unconstitutional.

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U.S. House candidates Lewis, Zinke contrast themselves in debate

U.S. House candidates Lewis, Zinke contrast themselves in debate

Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke, in their first one-on-one debate in Montana’s U.S. House race, painted slight shades of contrast between themselves Monday night on energy, climate change, the Middle East conflict and health care.

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Feds give $14.9 million to Montana for health care workforce development

Health care education across Montana got a significant boost on Monday with the announcement that 15 colleges will receive a total of nearly $15 million in federal grants to help train students for health care jobs.

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