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Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has drafted two bills proposing to release almost 690,000 acres (279,000 hectares) of wilderness study areas in Montana. One of Gianforte's bills echoes Montana Sen. Steve Daines' bill introduced in the Senate late last year. It proposes to release 449,500 acres (182,000 ...

A Montana judge has dismissed a domestic violence charge against a 35-year-old Bozeman police officer. Nathanael Gaukler was charged with misdemeanor partner family member assault in August after his then-wife told deputies that he had threatened her during an argument. The Bozeman Daily ...
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
State Rep. Walt Sales says water is the lifeblood of farms and ranches like his in the booming Gallatin Valley – but that ag operators here have been willing to share the resource, to foster cooperative action when water shortages occur. “Over the last 20 years, we've not seen (the river) go dry, even though ...
As the issue has bubbled in letters to the editor in papers around the state and the opinion chamber that is Montana politics on Twitter, it's raised the ... as they were originally were as a way to hear from people,” said Jeremy Johnson, an associate professor of political science at Carroll College in Helena.
A federal district court judge has ruled that Montana's ban on political robocalls is constitutional, although the lack of enforcement since the ban was approved in 1991 has meant Montanans still receive many of the calls each election cycle. The ruling, issued Friday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge ...
A federal judge has upheld Montana's ban on automated political “robo-calls” – although the 27-year-old ban has seldom, if ever, been enforced. U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena said the Montana ban is an allowable restriction of free speech because it's “narrowly drawn” and properly allows ...
Even though Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are considered inconsequential flyover states in the electoral map of America, court decisions involving redistricting, especially recent rulings in Pennsylvania, have huge consequences for the U.S. House of Representatives. Not long ago, I had a conversation ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An immigrant rights group alleged Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained by federal immigration authorities. Miguel Angel Reynaga Hernandez, a 40-year-old construction ...
“We're holding the corporations and the political committees responsible as well.” The latter case, brought against a dozen groups active in the 2010 and 2012 campaigns in Montana, has not been scheduled for trial yet in state District Court in Helena. One of the lead defendants – Montana Citizens for ...


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