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Tank-making plant and neighbors closer to accord

Tank-making plant and neighbors closer to accord

A longtime South Billings dispute between neighbors and a firm that manufactures tanks for the oil patch may not be over, but the two sides made progress Thursday night.

December 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let’s get positive on General Election campaign

The five-candidate race to be the GOP nominee for U.S. House turned out to be the closest congressional contest in Montana’s Primary Election.

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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.

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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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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Walsh faces first test in keeping U.S. Senate seat

Walsh faces first test in keeping U.S. Senate seat

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh faces his first test in keeping the seat he was appointed to four months ago in Tuesday's primary, with the Republican challenger — widely expected to be U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — waiting in the wings for November's election.

June 02, 2014 4:10 pmLoading…

GOP House race tops primary contests

HELENA — Montana voters will choose the winners in state and local primary elections Tuesday in races including a tough intraparty Republican battle for the nomination for the U.S. House.

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5 GOP House hopefuls debate in Kalispell

HELENA — All five House Republican candidates will take part in a final debate Wednesday in Kalispell.

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Many priorities for Montana's U.S. House candidates

Many priorities for Montana's U.S. House candidates

The Gazette asked: What is the most urgent, important issue affecting Montana that Congress must act on in 2015?

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Some House hopefuls gaining endorsements

Some House hopefuls gaining endorsements

HELENA — Some candidates for the open U.S. House seat are racking up endorsements from various national and state groups as well as political leaders, while others haven’t garnered any endorsements.

May 18, 2014 9:49 pm
Campaign finance rulings split U.S. House candidates

Campaign finance rulings split U.S. House candidates

The Gazette asked Montana candidates for U.S. House: Will the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance law in McCutcheon and Citizens United have a mostly positive or mostly negative effect on your congressional race?

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Turiano rents billboards to promote candidacy, impeach Obama

Turiano rents billboards to promote candidacy, impeach Obama

HELENA — Drew Turiano, one of five Republicans in the U.S. House primary race, has rented space on six billboards across Montana promoting his candidacy but also calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.

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New super PAC is helping Stapleton

New super PAC is helping Stapleton

HELENA — The Big Sky Freedom Fund, a new super political action committee based in Billings, has spent more than $83,000 this week in independent expenditures in support of Corey Stapleton in the five-way Republican U.S. House primary.

May 06, 2014 7:53 pm
Montana's U.S. House candidates give their proposals on national debt

Montana's U.S. House candidates give their proposals on national debt

The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arntzen hits TV airways

Arntzen hits TV airways

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Elsie Arntzen has gone up with her first two television advertisements.

April 27, 2014 12:15 am Video
Arntzen describes herself as optimist in race for GOP House nomination

Arntzen describes herself as optimist in race for GOP House nomination

Editor's note: Stories on each of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House will run starting today. 

April 21, 2014 6:52 am

5 Republicans seek U.S. House bid

HELENA — Five Republicans — all but one of them current or former state legislators — are vying for their party’s nomination for the U.S. House in the June 3 primary.

April 19, 2014 6:29 pm

Other candidates react to land-transfer idea

HELENA — Here are comments from other candidates for the U.S. House on a proposal by Republican Matt Rosendale to transfer certain federal lands to the state:

April 18, 2014 8:51 pm
Zinke tops fundraising in U.S. House race

Zinke tops fundraising in U.S. House race

HELENA — Republican Ryan Zinke leads the chase for money so far in U.S. House race, reports filed this week showed.

April 16, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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Money raised in U.S. House campaign

Here is look at money raised by the candidates for U.S. House in Montana. Democrat John Driscoll hasn’t yet spent the $5,000 needed to file a report.

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Abortion, pro-life issues spice up first GOP House candidate debate

HELENA — Abortion and pro-life issues ignited the most sparks at the first debate among four of Montana’s Republican U.S. House candidates Monday night, as the contestants sparred over their pro-life records.

March 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Stapleton tops House Republicans in donations from Montana

Stapleton tops House Republicans in donations from Montana

HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, has raised more money in itemized individual campaign donations from Montanans than did his other two major Republican U.S. House opponents as of Dec. 31.

March 23, 2014 12:30 am

Gazette opinion: Contested races challenge voters to be well informed

It’s good to have choices.

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Gazette opinion: Too much campaign rhetoric on repealing ACA

Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…

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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…

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Rosendale loans another $250K to House campaign

Rosendale loans another $250K to House campaign

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale made another $250,000 loan to his own campaign in the final quarter of 2013, a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission showed.

January 31, 2014 5:32 pm
Elsie Arntzen hugs Makenzie Resser

Elsie Arntzen hugs Makenzie Resser

Elsie Arntzen hugs Makenzie Resser, 12, after speaking to a classroom full of supporters at Burlington Elementary School as she as she kicked off her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday.

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Elsie Arntzen speaks to a classroom full of supporters

Elsie Arntzen speaks to a classroom full of supporters

Elsie Arntzen speaks to a classroom full of supporters at Burlington Elementary School as she announces her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday.

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Elsie Arntzen walks into a classroom

Elsie Arntzen walks into a classroom

State Sen. Elsie Arntzen, R-Billings, walks into a classroom at Burlington Elementary packed with supporters as she announces her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday. She taught fifth grade at the school until December.

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Elsie Arntzen

Elsie Arntzen

Elsie Arntzen speaks to a classroom full of supporters at Burlington Elementary School as she announces her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

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Billings teacher Arntzen to run for U.S. House

Billings teacher Arntzen to run for U.S. House

HELENA — State Sen. Elsie Arntzen, R-Billings, said Friday she is running for the U.S. House and believes her fresh approach, excellent communications skills and strong conservative record will be assets in the crowded Republican primary.

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Billings lawmaker eyeing U.S. House seat

Billings lawmaker eyeing U.S. House seat

Billings state legislator Elsie Arntzen won’t be filing for the U.S. House race — at least not this week.

January 08, 2014 4:35 pm
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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Sage grouse policy must be Montana made

With the federal government declaring sage grouse "warranted" for listing as an endangered species, Montana must act before the feds yet again interfere with the management of our state.

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Reactivation of Reserve battalion an honor for Billings

What an honor for Billings and the state of Montana to welcome the reactivation of the 411th Ordnance Battalion of the Army Reserves. There is a deep history with this battalion dating from 1942, including participation in the assault landing of D-Day in Normandy. Lt. Col. Truong will lead a…

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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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Gazette opinion: Let’s prevent human trafficking in Montana

Twelve years ago, John Bohlinger, then a state senator from Billings, told his legislative colleagues a shocking story of young Montana women forced into prostitution in our state where low-penalty laws made prosecution of pimps almost impossible.

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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:

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Rise of prostitution in Bakken region prompts Montana legislation

Rise of prostitution in Bakken region prompts Montana legislation

HELENA — Montana lawmakers are looking at ways to prevent and punish human trafficking in response to reports of increased prostitution in Eastern Montana communities teeming with people who have come to find work in the Bakken oil boom.

March 24, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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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-…

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Sen. Elsie Arntzen, R-Billings

Sen. Elsie Arntzen, R-Billings

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Gazette opinion: Executive branch must share information

When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.

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GOP pads majority in Senate by one; House majority shrinks to 61-39

GOP pads majority in Senate by one; House majority shrinks to 61-39

HELENA — Republicans kept their lock on the Montana Legislature in Tuesday’s election results, likely padding their edge in the state Senate by one seat and maintaining a solid majority in the House despite losing seven House seats.

November 08, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.

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Republicans expect to flip two Billings Senate seats

Republicans expect to flip two Billings Senate seats

Republicans appear to have flipped two state Senate seats in Billings, but thousands of Yellowstone County ballots remained uncounted late Wednesday.

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Few surprises in early state Senate returns

Few surprises in early state Senate returns

As returns continue to come in Wednesday morning, Republicans are leading in state Senate battles tabbed as competitive by both political parties prior to Election Day. 

November 06, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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