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Doctor fights to save his medical license over sanctions on narcotic prescriptions

Doctor fights to save his medical license over sanctions on narcotic prescriptions

HELENA — The Montana State Board of Medical Examiners continued with the prosecution of Helena physician Mark Ibsen yesterday with an appeal hearing in which Ibsen is seeking to reverse the decision by a panel that concluded he should be sanctioned for over prescribing narcotic pain medications.

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Nebraska woman dies in crash near Plentywood

A 34-year-old woman died Tuesday night after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle on Highway 5 near Plentywood.

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Federal land managers draft plan confronting climate change

Federal land managers draft plan confronting climate change

MISSOULA — Climate change trends in the Pacific Northwest already point to where snowpack levels, fish survival and wildfire frequency are headed.

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Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

MISSOULA — A Missoula man who beat his girlfriend and forced her to try to cut a tattoo of his name off her chest will spend the next three years on probation and will be forced to register as a violent offender.

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Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

BUTTE — The Butte school district is updating its anti-bullying policy to include harassment because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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8-year-old Helena boy struck by car, injured

HELENA — Police in Helena say an 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk and the driver was cited for failure to yield.

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Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

MISSOULA — Students attending any one of Montana’s public colleges or universities this fall are finding more than philosophy homework and essays on their to-do list.

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Tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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Former tribal health director sentenced to 1 year

HELENA — A federal judge has sentenced the former head of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation’s health-care system to a year in prison for using tribal money to visit her husband in prison.

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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’s oil patch, accused her of helping to kill a $35-million bill to fund public works in Montana communities overwhelmed by oil development.

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In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republican Ryan Zinke insisted he’s released all of the military personnel records in his possession and had a stellar record as a Navy SEAL.

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Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

SIDNEY — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a popular high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Bakken oil boom.

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Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

SIDNEY — Tonight’s second and final debate tonight between U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines, in Sidney, can be watched live via Internet streaming or heard on selected radio stations across the state.

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$30,000 of tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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Montana State Parks' draft plan calls for increased revenue, recognition

Montana State Parks' draft plan calls for increased revenue, recognition

Taking an “aggressive approach,” Montana State Parks has outlined its plans to raise funding, volunteerism and a greater recognition of the park system in its just-released draft five-year strategic plan.

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Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy's death

Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — The widow of a Cascade County deputy who was struck and killed during a car chase wants someone other than the county attorney prosecuting the case against the driver, who reportedly swerved and intentionally struck her husband.

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Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

SIDNEY — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis head to the Bakken oil patch for the second of back-to-back debates ahead of the U.S. Senate election on Nov. 4.

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Montana State Prison inmate dies of natural causes, prison reports

Montana State Prison inmate dies of natural causes, prison reports

Montana State Prison inmate David Leroy Macumber, 63, died on Monday, October 20, at approximately 11:30 p.m., of an extended illness, the prison reported Tuesday.

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Kettlehouse Brewing plans to expand with facility on banks of Blackfoot in Bonner

Kettlehouse Brewing plans to expand with facility on banks of Blackfoot in Bonner

MISSOULA — According to company co-founder and owner Tim O’Leary, Kettlehouse has a contract to purchase 18 acres of land in Bonner to build a new 30,000-square-foot production brewery next to the Blackfoot River.

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Out-of-control North Dakota oil well contained

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days was brought under control over the weekend.

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Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

HELENA — A judge has set a Nov. 20 hearing in Great Falls for arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.

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Montana's unemployment rate down to 4.6%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent in September.

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Complaint against Republican state Senate candidate dismissed

Complaint against Republican state Senate candidate dismissed

HELENA — A complaint filed against Joe Dooling, the Republican candidate for Senate District 42, has been dismissed by the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl.

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2 arrested after reported shooting in Helena

HELENA — Police in Helena arrested two men after reports of a robbery attempt and a shooting on the north side of the city.

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Officials identify man who died in house fire

KALISPELL — Flathead County officials have released the name of a 66-year-old Somers man who died in a weekend house fire.

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