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Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college’s provost said Tuesday.

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League of Women Voters hosting candidate debates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Candidates running for Wyoming secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction are set to debate Monday evening in Cheyenne.

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Ide, Perkins vie for SD29

Ide, Perkins vie for SD29

While Bob Ide’s concerns about big government's overreach into people’s lives and businesses have prompted him to run for Senate District 29, incumbent Sen. Drew Perkins hopes to be re-elected to work on his goals, including expanding and diversifying Wyoming’s economy.

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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh dominated campaign news with revelations that his thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College in 2007 contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers. His challenger for the sea…

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Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

HELENA — The New York Times reported Wednesday that Montana’s newest senator, Democrat John Walsh, plagiarized large portions of his final paper submitted for his 2007 master’s degree at the U.S. Army War College.

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VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

HELENA—In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling and put Lawrence VanDyke back on the November ballot as a candidate for Supreme Court justice.

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Enzi tops fundraising list in 2014 campaign

Enzi tops fundraising list in 2014 campaign

CASPER, Wyo. — Sen. Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent quarter.

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Democrats ask U.S. Navy for Zinke military records

Democrats ask U.S. Navy for Zinke military records

HELENA — Montana Democrats released a letter Wednesday asking for Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke’s military records under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Wyoming governor candidate says feds have no authority in state

Wyoming governor candidate says feds have no authority in state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne doctor and rancher running as a Republican for Wyoming's governor has staked out positions further right than any other major candidate this year by claiming federal agencies have no authority in the state and federal judges have no power to say otherwise.

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House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke’s total campaign debt is now at about $83,300 under an amended Federal Election Commission report, up $26,000 from the $57,300 debt reported earlier this week.

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Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has raised more than $1.4 million in the past three months in his fight to unseat U.S. Sen. John Walsh in the November election.

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Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and coordinated with a conservative group.

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Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh has raised nearly $900,000 since mid-May as he seeks to fight off a challenge by U.S. Rep. Steve Daines in November's election.

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Campaign watch: Candidates

Campaign watch: Candidates

HELENA — The Fourth of July in an election year sees candidates pressing the flesh at parades and other holiday events.

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Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

WASHINGTON — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking $20 million in television air time for an advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.

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Democrats file election complaint against Zinke

Democrats file election complaint against Zinke

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission seeking an investigation into connections between Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke and the super PAC he founded.

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Fundraising for 1-cent campaign lags behind 2010 figures

Fundraising for 1-cent campaign lags behind 2010 figures

The Natrona County 1-Cent Committee has raised $2,500 in the early going of its fundraising campaign to get out the vote for the optional 1-cent sales tax, according to committee treasurer Lacy Crowder.

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Crews work on the back end of the engine bays at the new Casper Fire Station No. 2 in early April in Casper. The new station, on South Coffman Street near Wyoming Boulevard, is being constructed in part with money from the optional 1-cent sales tax funds.

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Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but said she’s a long way from deciding.

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Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections, state Republican Party delegates on Saturday called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them.

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Outside money — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Outside money — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Highway funds — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Highway funds — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Land ownership — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Land ownership — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Budget cuts — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Budget cuts — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Federal power — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Federal power — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Shootings — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Shootings — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Middle East — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Middle East — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Immigration — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Immigration — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Obamacare — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Obamacare — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Congress vs. Obama — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Congress vs. Obama — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Walsh, Daines spar over health care

Walsh, Daines spar over health care

BUTTE — In their first debate, U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his challenger, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, disagreed on the Affordable Care Act, campaign finance reform and the federal minimum wage.

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Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November

Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November

HELENA — Here is a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns.

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Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke took issue Thursday with elements of the energy plan proposed by his Democratic opponent, John Lewis.

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Ravalli County voters oust incumbent commissioners, treasurer

Ravalli County voters oust incumbent commissioners, treasurer

HAMILTON – The Ravalli County commission will have two new members following Tuesday’s primary vote.

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Officer who won discrimination claim is sheriff

Officer who won discrimination claim is sheriff

MISSOULA — Detective Sgt. T.J. McDermott is next in line to head the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department in 2015 – ending one of the most contentious sheriff’s races in recent history.

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Walsh, Daines campaigns already swinging

Walsh, Daines campaigns already swinging

HELENA — Democratic Sen. John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines were just selected as their party nominees for the U.S. Senate, but their campaigns have been swinging against each other for weeks.

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Johnson stakes out lead in race for PSC District 5

Johnson stakes out lead in race for PSC District 5

HELENA — Former Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson led late Tuesday night in the three-way Republican primary for northwestern Montana’s Public Service Commission District 5, winning with just under 50 percent of the vote.

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Primary caps ugly legislative campaign season

HELENA — Montana voters cast ballots in dozens of contested primary legislative races Tuesday, capping a campaign season marked by a nasty rift between conservative and moderate factions of the Republican Party.

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Zinke, Lewis win House primaries

Zinke, Lewis win House primaries

HELENA — Ryan Zinke, a former state senator from Whitefish, won a tightly contested Republican race for the U.S. House early Wednesday, while John Lewis rolled to a decisive victory over John Driscoll in the Democratic race.

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Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., cruised to easy victories in their respective primary elections Tuesday, setting up a fall showdown between the two incumbents for a U.S. Senate seat held by Democrats for a century.

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Montanans head to polls for primary elections

HELENA — Montana voters were deciding Tuesday whether to nominate U.S. Sen John Walsh for the seat Gov. Steve Bullock appointed him to, and whether the Democratic nominee will face a formidable opponent in Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines.

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5 things to know about today's Republican U.S. House primary

HELENA — A crowded Republican field is vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Daines as Montana's lone congressman, as Daines runs for Senate. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's Republican U.S. House primary election.

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5 things to know about today's Democratic U.S. House primary

HELENA — Montana voters will decide Tuesday the Democratic nominee in the campaign for U.S. House. Democrats see the open seat as their best chance in years of retaking Montana's only seat in Congress. Here are five things to know about the primary:

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5 things to know about today's Republican U.S. Senate primary

HELENA — Montana's U.S. Senate election has the potential of helping tip the balance of power if Republicans succeed in taking the seat held for more than three decades by former Sen. Max Baucus. Here are five things to know about the Republican U.S. Senate primary election:

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LIVE COVERAGE: Montana primary election

LIVE COVERAGE: Montana primary election

Live updates from Tuesday's primary election in Montana.

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5 things to know about today's Democratic U.S. Senate primary

HELENA — Democrats are seeking to hold on to Montana's U.S. Senate seat in one of the most closely watched elections in the nation. Here are five things to know about the Democratic U.S. Senate primary election:

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