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Montana delegation reacts to Obama’s speech on confronting Islamic State

Montana delegation reacts to Obama’s speech on confronting Islamic State

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, a Republican, agreed Wednesday night on two aspects of the country’s response to Islamic terrorists in the Middle East: That President Barack Obama should consult with Congress and any response should not put new U.S. tro…

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Guest opinion: Senate must act quickly on conservation tax incentives

     During a period when the reputation of the U.S. Congress has been battered by the media and the public, the Senate has a remarkable opportunity to pass historic legislation that would directly assist agriculture producers, private land conservation, sportsmen, local economies and outdoo…

August 29, 2014 4:56 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Daines crossed the line in mailers

Gazette opinion: Daines crossed the line in mailers

Let's rewind for just a moment: Several weeks ago Montanans were outraged to learn Sen. John Walsh had presented work for a paper at the War College as his own when, in fact, it was someone else's.

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One-third of Daines’ campaign funds from Montanans – a relatively high percentage

One-third of Daines’ campaign funds from Montanans – a relatively high percentage

HELENA — Only one-third of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines’ $5 million in campaign funds has come from Montanans — yet that percentage is more than usual for a key Senate race, political observers say.

August 20, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who withdrew Aug. 7 as a candidate for his U.S. Senate seat, is distributing nearly $180,000 of his leftover campaign funds to other Democratic candidates and state party groups.

August 18, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Sen. John Walsh: Serving you the most important job I have

Public service has always run deep in my blood.  Nothing is more important to me than giving my all to the people of our great state--for 33 years as a soldier, then as your lieutenant governor, and now as Montana's U.S. Senator.

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With no money, little experience, Amanda Curtis is Democrats' pick to run against Daines

With no money, little experience, Amanda Curtis is Democrats' pick to run against Daines

HELENA — State Democrats Saturday chose state Rep. Amanda Curtis, of Butte, as their new U.S. Senate candidate, putting the largely untested, freshman lawmaker up against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines just 80 days before the election.

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Who is Amanda Curtis?: A profile of Democrats' candidate for Senate

Who is Amanda Curtis?: A profile of Democrats' candidate for Senate

Amanda Curtis was selected by state Democrats at a special convention Saturday to replace John Walsh as the party's Senate nominee. Curtis is a graduate of Billings Skyview High School. 

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Live coverage: Senate nominating convention

Live coverage: Senate nominating convention

Follow along live as Montana Democrats meet to decide who should replace John Walsh on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the November election.

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Montana Democrats select Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh for Senate

Montana Democrats select Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh for Senate

HELENA — Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College.

August 16, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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Walsh hopeful livestock disease bill will pass

U.S. Sen. John Walsh said he’s optimistic the Senate will approve by year’s end a $5 million plan to study brucellosis and other livestock diseases.

August 15, 2014 6:35 pmLoading…
Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

HELENA — In the run-up to Saturday’s Democratic Party convention that will choose a U.S. Senate candidate to replace Sen. John Walsh, supporters of Rep. Amanda Curtis have been bashing her main opponent, Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams.

August 15, 2014 4:38 pm Photos

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War college begins review into Walsh's work

War college begins review into Walsh's work

HELENA — A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.

August 15, 2014 1:22 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: An open letter to Montana's Democrats

Gazette opinion: An open letter to Montana's Democrats

The Democrats have not developed the next generation of up-and-comers in the party well enough. If the Democrats want to stay competitive, they must be more prepared for the big races when the time comes. 

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Sen. Dave Wanzenried pulls out of U.S. Senate nomination race

Sen. Dave Wanzenried pulls out of U.S. Senate nomination race

HELENA — State Sen. Dave Wanzenried on Thursday said he’s ending his efforts to succeed Sen. John Walsh as Montana’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate this fall, leaving only two main candidates still in the intra-party contest.

August 14, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
As clock ticks, John Walsh hopes to advance bills

As clock ticks, John Walsh hopes to advance bills

Beset by plagiarism allegations and ranking last in Senate seniority, U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday he retains hope of advancing legislation through Congress before his brief tenure in Washington ends.

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Walsh holds hearing on Alzheimer's: 'Sooner or later, we will all be affected'

Walsh holds hearing on Alzheimer's: 'Sooner or later, we will all be affected'

Kathleen Burke’s voice broke as she told U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., the story of how Alzheimer’s disease has changed her life as a caregiver and the lives of both her parents.

August 13, 2014 3:34 pmLoading…
John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Tuesday he plans to finish his Senate term “very strong” after withdrawing as a candidate for the seat in November’s election.

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Public invited to hearing on Alzheimer's on Wednesday in Billings

U.S. Sen. John Walsh will host a field hearing in Billings on Wednesday, bringing together researchers and experts from around Montana to discuss treatment options and the best ways to continue the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

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Adams, Curtis, Wanzenried vying to replace Walsh in Senate race – and maybe Bohlinger

Adams, Curtis, Wanzenried vying to replace Walsh in Senate race – and maybe Bohlinger

HELENA — At least three, perhaps four, people will compete this Saturday to become the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate replacing Sen. John Walsh — and the emerging front-runner may be a little-known high school teacher from Butte.

August 11, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Who chooses Walsh's successor?

HELENA — As many as 154 Democratic Party delegates, from elected officials to local party chairs, can vote Saturday on who will replace Sen. John Walsh on the U.S. Senate ballot in November — but only if they register for the nominating convention in Helena.

August 11, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Keep East Rosebud Creek wild and free

Gazette opinion: Keep East Rosebud Creek wild and free

East Rosebud Creek should stay the way it is – a ribbon of clear water tumbling from the top of the Beartooth Mountains down a breathtaking valley of pine trees, deer, elk, moose and bears.

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Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, the Republican candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, must be feeling pretty confident about now — and a little bit lucky, too.

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Dems set Senate nominating meeting for Aug. 16 in Helena

Dems set Senate nominating meeting for Aug. 16 in Helena

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has scheduled a nominating convention to choose a new U.S. Senate candidate for Aug. 16 in Helena.

August 08, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Democrats rush to choose new Senate candidate by Aug. 20

Democrats rush to choose new Senate candidate by Aug. 20

HELENA — Montana Democratic Party officials have not yet set a time and a place for a convention to nominate a new Senate candidate to replace Sen. John Walsh, but said they will do so as soon as possible.

August 07, 2014 6:56 pmLoading…
Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper.

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Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who has canceled several campaign appearances this week, remained in Helena on Wednesday as he pondered whether to stay in the U.S. Senate race in the wake of revelations that he plagiarized portions of a master’s degree paper.

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On ag tour, Daines hears farmers' concerns in Huntley

On ag tour, Daines hears farmers' concerns in Huntley

Frustrated farmers told Congressman Steve Daines on Monday in Huntley that clogged rail lines, increasing federal regulations and cheap imports are hurting their business.

August 04, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Walsh reaches end of campaign trail 3 months before election

Gazette opinion: Walsh reaches end of campaign trail 3 months before election

Sen. John Walsh’s response to plagiarism has destroyed our faith in him.

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Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

HELENA — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.

July 30, 2014 7:09 pmLoading…
Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Attempting to move beyond the plagiarism scandal that’s engulfed his campaign, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., said Tuesday he’s hopeful voters will consider his entire career.

July 29, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
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.

July 29, 2014 1:51 pmLoading…
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.

July 26, 2014 8:16 pmLoading…
Bohlinger, Adams condemn Walsh’s plagiarism

Bohlinger, Adams condemn Walsh’s plagiarism

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh’s two opponents in the Democratic primary in June were critical of Walsh’s plagiarism of a paper written at the U.S. Army War College.

July 25, 2014 9:49 pmLoading…
War College to investigate Walsh plagiarism allegations

War College to investigate Walsh plagiarism allegations

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

July 24, 2014 6:18 pmLoading…
John Walsh, Michael Walsh

John Walsh, Michael Walsh

Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 11.

July 24, 2014 4:44 pmLoading…
Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

WASHINGTON — It’s one thing to be Montana’s lieutenant governor. It’s another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.

July 24, 2014 3:31 pmLoading…
Walsh paper has 79% ‘similarity index,’ online review shows

Walsh paper has 79% ‘similarity index,’ online review shows

HELENA — The online plagiarism detection service iThenticate determined that U.S. Sen. John Walsh’s final paper at the U.S. Army War College had a similarity index of 79 percent.

July 23, 2014 8:41 pmLoading…
East Rosebud protection bill gets hearing

East Rosebud protection bill gets hearing

An East Rosebud Creek protection bill got a hearing before a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday with Montana Sen. John Walsh testifying in support of the measure he’s sponsoring.

July 23, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
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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East Rosebud Creek protection bill to get Senate committee hearing

East Rosebud Creek protection bill to get Senate committee hearing

A bill to protect East Rosebud Creek in the Beartooth Mountains from development is set for a hearing on Wednesday before the U.S. Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

July 21, 2014 3:23 pmLoading…
Financial disclosure: Daines worth millions; Walsh, a lot less

Financial disclosure: Daines worth millions; Walsh, a lot less

HELENA — U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, by far, is the wealthiest member of Montana’s congressional delegation — and, according to financial-disclosure reports, has personal wealth more than 125 times that of his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Walsh.

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Runs to promote East Rosebud Creek protection

Runs to promote East Rosebud Creek protection

The Friends of East Rosebud, which is working to protect East Rosebud Creek from development, is holding a series of runs along the scenic waterway.

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Walsh announces bill to help protect kids on tour of Missoula shelter

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh announced new legislation Friday that would strengthen child endangerment laws at the federal level.

July 12, 2014 6:54 pmLoading…
Campaign Watch: Walsh offers coal proposal; Daines sponsors rural water bill

Campaign Watch: Walsh offers coal proposal; Daines sponsors rural water bill

HELENA — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns:

July 11, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Walsh advocates for new coal technology

Walsh advocates for new coal technology

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont, is calling on the federal government to invest in new coal technology that could help Montana’s coal industry comply with tougher clean-air standards.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Speak up now to keep Montana waters clean

If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In fact, according to The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, nearly three-fourths of Montana residents vacation within the state, many of wh…

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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.

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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.

July 08, 2014 1:50 pmLoading…

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