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 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    October 17, 2014 

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis has posted her first and perhaps only television ad, a major accomplishment for a candidate who entered the race in mid-August with no money. The ad features Curtis meeting with Montanans... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    October 10, 2014

Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree 


HELENA — The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, a college spokeswoman said. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania,... Full story

 
 By RACHELLE BLIDNER JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press    State News    September 11, 2014

9/11 services held in open plaza

NEW YORK - With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused this morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack at the hallowed site that has been transfor...

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    September 9, 2014

Lawsuit slams ex-Plain Green execs

Correction: HELENA (AP) — In a story Sept. 8 about tribal payday lending, The Associated Press reported erroneously how much revenue from the Chippewa Cree tribe's online lending company was received by three tribal members. It was 7 percent, not... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    August 29, 2014

Montana report: Jobs outlook good through 2015

HELENA (AP) — Montana ranks fifth in the country for employment growth, but it faces slower growth in the future as many members of an aging workforce retire, state officials said Friday. The Department of Labor and Industry's Labor Day report... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    August 27, 2014

Judge rejects Senate leader's conspiracy claims

HELENA (AP) — A Helena judge has dismissed claims by the Montana Senate majority leader that the governor, a state senator and two commissioners of political practices conspired to drive him out of office. Sen. Art Wittich, R-Bozeman, made the... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    August 15, 2014

Dems tap Curtis for senate seat

HELENA (AP) - 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 f... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    August 13, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for Aug. 14

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. MSU-NORTHERN COACH RESIGNS: HAVRE — Montana State University-Northern officials say Mark Samson has resigned as the Lights' head football coach. Wednesday... Full story

 
 By Lisa Baumann and Matthew Brown - Associated Press    State News    August 8, 2014

Walsh departure leaves Democrats scrambling

LISA BAUMANN MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press HELENA - Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    Breaking News    August 7, 2014

Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Thursday he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree. In a statement to supporters, the... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    August 6, 2014

Walsh mum on whether he's leaving race

HELENA (AP) — Sen. John Walsh was taking personal time at his Helena home as his campaign canceled events and avoided questions about whether the Montana Democrat plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a...

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    August 6, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for Aug. 7

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. DEMOCRATS LOOK AT STEPS NEEDED FOR NEW SENATE CANDIDATE: Sen. John Walsh hasn't made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    August 5, 2014

Sen. Walsh cancels events; campaign mum on race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh of Montana on Tuesday postponed at least two upcoming events as his campaign declined to answer questions about whether he planned to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a research paper. The... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    August 4, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for Aug. 5

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS LIKELY TO STICK THROUGH ELECTIONS: Officials say a court decision on whether individuals and political parties can give unlimited a... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN - Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

Little Shell: Remove 'halfbreed' from place names

HELENA — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe,... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

Malta-area prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

BILLINGS (AP) — A private conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for Aug. 1

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. PRAIRIE RESERVE GROWS TO 300K ACRES: A private conservation reserve on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres with the addition... Full story

 
 By Matt Volz - Associated Press    State News    July 30, 2014

Defense Department to oversee Walsh plagiarism probe

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 because the Montana... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 30, 2014

Little Shell: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names

HELENA — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe,... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    July 29, 2014

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism probe

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. Defense Department... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 28, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 29

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. HEARING SET ON PROPOSED EPA RULE: More than 400 people plan to speak at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on proposed rules to cut pollution from... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 24, 2014

What you should know about Montana today

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. INVESTIGATION OPENS INTO WALSH PLAGIARISM ALLEGATIONS: The U.S. Army War College says a group of faculty will investigate whether Montana Democratic Sen. John... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    July 23, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 24

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. WALSH SAYS ALLEGATIONS WON'T HURT ELECTION CHANCES: Sen. John Walsh said his extensive, unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 22, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE CENSURED OVER RAPE VICTIM COMMENTS: The Montana Supreme Court censured District Judge G. Todd Baugh over comments suggesting a 14-year-old rape victim... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 21, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 22

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE TO BE CENSURED OVER RAPE VICTIM COMMENTS: The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist... Full story

 

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