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Betsy DeVos Confirmed After Historic Tie Vote in Senate, Daines Supported While Tester Opposed

The U.S. Senate may be more divided than ever before, and some of those divisions are exposed in Montana.

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MSUB New Chancellor

Montana State University officials have named Ron Larsen chancellor.  The associate provost at Montana State University in Bozeman met with the school’s president, not knowing what to expect at that meeting...

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Trump's Selection For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies During Her Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Daines Sticks With DeVos

Several Republicans in Congress announced Wednesday they would vote against the confirmation of embattled Education nominee Betsy DeVos’, the Michigan billionaire whose very public disdain for public education once led to her defiantly refusing to pay her taxes to fund public schools, and Democrats needed only one more GOP vote to deny her approval...

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Commissioner Motl to Remain Until Replacement is Found

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl’s term ended Jan. 1, but the court has ordered Motl to stay in place until a replacement is appointed...

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Gracie, the Glacier National Park ‘Bark Ranger’ Gets New Work in Winter

The dog days of summer may seem a long way off, but “Gracie,” the new Bark Ranger at Glacier National Park is plowing headlong into her new winter job.

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Gun Sales Slow As Donald Trump Presidency Begins

Donald Trump is in office and gun dealers are facing a bit of a slump.

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Medical Marijuana Revisions Will Take Time

On the question of access to medical marijuana, Montana citizens made their intentions clear by referendum in the November election.  Action from the state health department and the Montana Legislature is still pending to implement a new medical marijuana system, signifying that a fully provisioned program is at least months away...

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Montanans In D.C. For Trump Inauguration Say Protest Levels ‘Ordinary’

Washington D.C. is a long way from Montana, but there were a number of people from the Big Sky State on the National Mall during the Inauguration of Donald Trump Friday, January 20.

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Teleconference Town Hall Governing

Citizen activism in the digital age is making its way to Montana state government, as several upcoming teleconferences with elected officials will make it easier for Billings-area residents to lobby their legislators without leaving town...

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“Road Beers” Could Make Their Return To Montana

 

You heard me right. If House Bill 206 passes, the "road beer" could make its return.

Currently, drivers and passengers are not allowed to drink alcohol while driving. Bec...

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