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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 15, 2014

Congress OKs Border Patrol pay system reform

Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester and John McCain’s bill to reform the way in which Border Patrol employees get paid was unanimously passed at the U.S. House. Once the bill is signed by President Barack Obama, the pay system will be changed. According... Full story

 State News    November 7, 2014

Tester talks campaign finance reform at Harvard

HELENA (AP) — Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has taken his campaign for campaign finance reform to Harvard Law School. He told a group of law professors and federal election officials there Friday that big money and a wealthy few are... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    November 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The outlook for election night

Election night is always one of the most challenging and most fun for reporters. It is, at best, organized chaos. That's especially the case when you don't know the outcome in advance. And there are...

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 31, 2014

Bullock lifts Democrat spirits during state tour

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he doesn't want to get any more cramps in his fingers from vetoing so many bills. So he is asking Hi-Line voters to send fellow Democrats Greg Jergeson and... Full story

 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    October 31, 2014

Tester, Bullock lend star power in final push

HELENA — U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis hasn't had much time to introduce herself to Montana voters since becoming the Democratic nominee in August, but she's getting a boost from the party's biggest names in the final days before Tuesday's... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 30, 2014

Democrats seek votes at Rocky Boy

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Sen. Jon Tester, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Amanda Curtis and John Lewis, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives visited Rocky Boy's Indian... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 29, 2014

Daines to highlight Halloween GOP rally

There will be treats but no tricks when Republicans hold a pre-election Halloween campaign rally at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Northern Inn. The rally will feature U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, who is heading up the GOP ticket this fall. Earlier in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 27, 2014

Dems hitting the Hi-Line this week

Montana Democrats will launch a four-day tour of Montana at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Thursday. The tour will be highlighted by Gov. Steve Bullock and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana. The effort is aimed at convincing undecided voters and... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 10, 2014

Disaster declared for Blaine County, Ft. Belknap

Thursday, the president declared the fourth federal flooding disaster in five years in north-central Montana, with President Barack Obama approving Gov. Steve Bullock’s request for a disaster declaration for Blaine County and the Fort Belknap... Full story

 State News    October 2, 2014

Walk to defeat ALS is this weekend in Missoula

MISSOULA — The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter’s 8th annual Missoula Walk to Defeat ALS will take place at McCormick Park in Missoula on Saturday. Pam Hillery and Brendan Brady, two Havre people with ALS, will be participating with their famili...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 26, 2014

Havre PD awarded $125K grant

The Havre Police Department has been awarded $125,000 to hire or retain police personnel through a grant also given to three other communities. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh announced Thursday that the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, the Butte... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 22, 2014

Campaigning during Festival Days

Both Democrats and Republicans held events over the weekend, with candidates telling voters why they were the best selection in the midst of Festival Days celebrations. The Democrats held their annual Pasma-Peck fundraising dinner Friday night in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 19, 2014

'Loving Our Treasures' kicks into high gear

Residents and visitors have a chance to have some fun and appreciate the community during this year's Havre Festival Days, themed "Loving Our Treasures." "We are having an event!" Havre Area Chamber... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    September 16, 2014

Tester calls on colleagues to keep government running

Montana’s U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said in a press conference Monday that his colleagues in Congress need to put politics aside and pass a resolution to keep the government operating, and not repeat the 16-day government shutdown of last year. “The...

 By AP    State News    September 15, 2014

Daines seeks to woo Indian Country voters

HELENA - A delegation from Montana's Crow Tribe met with Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer back in March to present him with a resolution affirming Israel's right to exist and offer support from one...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2014

Corporate election spending raising heat

The U.S. Senate narrowly killed debate on a bill that could have given Montana more control over corporate spending in elections, a bill one of its co-sponsors praised in a press conference shortly before the vote. And Democratic candidates for the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Region celebrates Bullhook opening

Rain drove the event inside Friday but didn't dampen the spirits of well more-than 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Havre's newest medical facility. The grand opening of Bullhook...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Tester slams D.C. politics

In an interview Friday, Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, said partisanship still is clogging the hallways in the nation’s capital. “It’s not good. It hasn’t been good for a while,” Tester said. “I put it on the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 8, 2014

Bullhook grand opening next Friday

As the culmination of its celebration of National Health Center Week, Havre's newest health care facility is holding a grand opening celebration next Friday with a U.S. senator as the keynote... 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 Tim Leeds    Local    August 7, 2014

Bullhook gets $250K to expand mental health services

In the midst of preparations for a grand opening of Havre’s newest medical facility, a U.S. senator announced the clinic has received a quarter-million dollars in funds to expand its services. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Wednesday...

 Opinion    August 1, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, August 1, 2014

Laurel — A lot of Hill County residents have never been to the powwow at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. They are cheating themselves out of a treat. The powwow will be held this weekend. There also will be a rodeo. The grand entry at the powwow is... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Tester concerned about Iraq

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said the situation in Iraq has him worried and the United States needs to be careful that sending advisers, to help the Iraqi government deal with rebels, doesn’t escalate into sending combat troops back to the Middle...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Sen. Tester hopes 'gamesmanship' doesn't bog down Congress

Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday he hopes several important bills will move forward quickly but is not so sure after what he called political gamesmanship stalled an outdoors bill he said was a “slam-dunk.” At the start of a press...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014

Daines joins water project funding group

Montana’s sole U.S. representative joined colleagues from the Dakotas Wednesday in shifting money to regional rural water projects including in north-central Montana. A press release from Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said the congressman joined Reps... Full story


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