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 Opinion    March 31, 2015

Invest in America, not in more war

Jon Tester Seems like every time I turn on the TV, I see another pundit or politician calling for greater American military intervention in response to ISIS, or heading to war with Iran, or cleaning up after some other conflict around the world.... Full story

 
 State News    March 31, 2015

VA Secretary tells Montana veterans: We need to do more

HELENA (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told veterans in Helena the VA needs to do more to make sure Montana veterans get the health care they need in a timely fashion. McDonald says the VA has made hires in Billings and Helena... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    March 23, 2015

Tester receives award in Havre

Sen. Jon Tester visited Havre Saturday in one of his tours around Montana to speak to the U.S. Border Patrol agents and the owners of the Triple Dog Brewery. Paul Tuss, on behalf of Bear Paw... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Tester is not working for citizens

Editor: During his successful 2006 Senate campaign, Jon Tester took an unambiguous stand against illegal immigration.   His website said, in part: “Our first priority must be to secure ports and borders to keep out terror threats, illegal drugs a... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 13, 2015

Daines pushing to fund reservation irrigation projects

Sen. Steve Daines is pushing for legislation that would bring funds to many Indian irrigation projects, including on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The bill would allocate almost $8.4 million to Fort Belknap to help the reservation fund... Full story

 
 Local    February 10, 2015

Lyons to speak at Tester session

Press release Jim Lyons of Havre, the director of North Central Montana Transit, will take part in a panel discussion Friday in Helena on transportation infrastructure policy. That panel, and a second panel that will discuss economic impacts of... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 30, 2015

Congress passes pipeline, waits for president

The 114th Congress passed the Keystone Pipestone XL Pipeline bill by a vote of 62 to 36 Thursday. The largely Republican Congress is in its legislative session and green lit the project, but President Barack Obama has the bill next. Sen. Jon Tester,... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN    State News    January 23, 2015

Glendive gets OK to drink water after oil spill in river 

BILLINGS — Thousands of people in Glendive were told Thursday they can resume using tap water after tests showed no further signs of contamination from a weekend oil spill into a nearby river, and water in Williston, North Dakota, also was deemed...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 20, 2015

Havreites back Bullock's health plan

A Havre woman was at Gov. Steve Bullock’s side Monday as he unveiled his plan to expand Medicaid to thousands of working Montanans. Lynn Nash told the gathering that as a nurse practitioner at Bullhook Community Health Center, she sees lots of... Full story

 
 State News    January 12, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tester undaunted as lone Montana Democrat

HELENA (AP) — As the 114th Congress convened this week, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said he isn't daunted by his new status as the lone Montana Democrat in Congress or by the fact that his party is now the minority in the Senate. "It will be similar to... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 7, 2015

Daines, Tester sponsor bill would grant recognition to Little Shell

A bill to grant federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been introduced in the United States Senate. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Steve Daines co-sponsored the bill that was introduced Tuesday, the first...

 
 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 2, 2015

Parenting workshops set for this month

A local task force and the Hill County Health Consortium have finalized parenting workshops on sex education. These groups are working to prevent teen pregnancies in the county. According to the website http://www.countyhealthrankings.org, as of 2014... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 2, 2015

GOP: Person-to-person contact bringing victories in elections

In late October, Republican Bruce Meyers was going door to door on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation looking for votes in his seemingly uphill effort to get elected to the Montana House in a district... Full story

 
 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

 

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