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In farewell speech, Walsh calls for more civility in Washington

In farewell speech, Walsh calls for more civility in Washington

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh gave his farewell speech to the Senate on Wednesday and called for a return to civility in Washington.

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Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Last week, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation stood side-by-side and announced the sort of bipartisan cooperation that Montanans want to see from Congress.

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Guest opinion: What they didn't tell you about Congress' public lands package

When Rep. Steve Daines and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester were busy celebrating the public lands package they snuck into a bill that was supposed to be about national defense, I wonder if they stopped to think about the landowners and taxpayers they threw under the bus.

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Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Years of legislative wrangling squeezed down to hours of last-minute negotiating to get a bundle of Montana land bills into the National Defense Authorization Act last week.

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Montanans react to the public lands package

Montanans react to the public lands package

HELENA — A sampling of reaction to the public lands package unveiled Wednesday by Montana’s congressional delegation:

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Montana delegation unveils major public lands package

Montana delegation unveils major public lands package

HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation Wednesday unveiled a sweeping public lands package that they hope will clear the current Congress in its waning days.

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Guest opinion: What Montana's outdoor business needs from Congress

Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of hunting season, road closures in Glacier and Yellowstone and, yes, even Election Day.

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Gazette opinion: Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting why the proposal for transporting Canadian crude has bipartisan support in Montana.

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Remembrance, honor: Caring for veterans and their families is a year-round duty

Remembrance, honor: Caring for veterans and their families is a year-round duty

About 75 people — most of them veterans — gathered at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark for a Veterans Day celebration Tuesday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember and honor those who have served or are serving in the nation’s armed forces.

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Walsh promotes bill to help prevent vet suicide

Walsh promotes bill to help prevent vet suicide

HELENA — Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day, said U.S. Sen. John Walsh.

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Democrats come up short after Baucus' departure

Democrats come up short after Baucus' departure

It was a disheartening election cycle for Montana Democrats after the departure of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to China.

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Gazette opinion: Not COOL: World trade trumps U.S. shoppers’ choice

Gazette opinion: Not COOL: World trade trumps U.S. shoppers’ choice

When Americans see those ads saying: “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner,” we think about American steak or burgers. There’s value in that choice, buying American because we expect a tasty, wholesome product that supports American ranchers and workers all along the food chain from pasture to plate.

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Senate, House top races in Montana elections

Senate, House top races in Montana elections

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is looking to capitalize on the Democrats having to switch candidates late in the campaign to win a seat long coveted by the GOP and help push the party closer to control of the U.S. Senate.

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Sen. Walsh looks back, and to the future – and says he has `no regrets’

Sen. Walsh looks back, and to the future – and says he has `no regrets’

HELENA — As John Walsh looks toward his final weeks as a U.S. senator, he says he has “no regrets” about his aborted run as Senate candidate — and that he still has some work to do as an officeholder.

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Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who suspended his campaign two months ago, filed his final fundraising report this week, showing he raised a total of nearly $3 million — and had spent all but $119,000 through September.

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Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Two years ago, Montanans chose Steve Daines to be their sole representative in the U.S. House. On Nov. 4, they have the opportunity to capitalize on that decision by sending Daines to the U.S. Senate.

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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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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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Brewers, distillers can keep giving spent grain to ranchers

BUTTE — Montana’s alcohol producers can continue to sell or give away spent grain to ranchers without added layers of bureaucracy and paperwork, thanks in part to Montana Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh.

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GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

Many American cities, including several in Montana, are ill-prepared to deal with the safety challenges of increased rail traffic, concluded a federal government report released Friday.

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Guest opinion: Time to push made-in-Montana public land legislation

I recently got to hike with some fellow Montanans 2,000 feet up to Headquarters Pass on the Rocky Mountain Front.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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