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3 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Proposed initiative seeks to ban all marijuana

HELENA - A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Flathead Beacon

Forest Service Names New Deputy Regional Forester

Dave Schmid will take over as the U.S. Forest Service's new deputy regional forester for the Northern Region, the agency announced Friday.

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IHigh

What's the Future for Class 'a'?

With Anaconda and Libby dropping to Class B in the fall of 2015, there will only be 20 schools in Class A. If nothing changes between now and then though things assuredly will here's how the divisions will break down: Duane Walker, the Class A representative on the Montana High School Association executive board, said the Class A meetings are in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Columbia Falls, MT, Stevensville, MT, Polson, MT

National Public Radio

Baucus Casts Wide Shadow Over Montana Senate Race

Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, 2012 Presidential Election

USA Today

Snow way: It's baaack. Luckily, we have hot new romances for warmth

Check out some highlights from this week's new romance releases, such as the Dark and Deadly boxed set of paranormal romance bad boys.

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Prison

The Billings Outpost

Sure bet in Montana: More snow to come

It was a day made-to-order. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, not a breath of wind blew.

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Related Topix: Montana Government

Great Falls Tribune

3 accused of altering gambling receipts

Authorities allege three people bilked Anaconda casinos out of $2,100 by doctoring receipts.

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Great Falls Tribune

Here comes Peter Cottontail: Easter Bunny gets busy hiding eggs across Montana

The elusive Easter Bunny has a busy few days ahead of him this weekend as he hides eggs all across Montana for children to discover.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, MT, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Bozeman, MT, Missoula, MT

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Old-school coal is making a comeback

A bulldozer operator worked atop a large pile of coal at the raw coal tower in Knott County, Kentucky in 2012.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

Flathead Beacon

Abundant Winter Leads to Flood Concerns

Rapid snowmelt is leading to widespread flooding and ice jams in rivers and streams, prompting the governor to seek a presidential disaster declaration.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Flathead County, MT, Weather

Examiner.com

Jimmy Carter opposes approval of Keystone XL pipeline

Several former presidents, including President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush , have made public declarations of support for White House approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver tar sands crude from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.

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Related Topix: George Bush, US Politics, Barack Obama

Great Falls Tribune

Man denies assisted living stabbing death

A 72-year-old resident of a Butte assisted-living facility has denied charges that he stabbed another resident to death last month.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

President Declares Disaster for Montana

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by ice jams and flooding during the period of March 1-16, 2014.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

Great Falls Tribune

Louisiana company holds job fair at Hardin jail

A private corrections company that plans to turn a long-vacant southeastern Montana jail into a treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates held a job fair to take applications for about 115 jobs.

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Flathead Beacon

Bullock Expected to Offer Oil Boom Aid

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to announce $45 million in grants and low-interest loans for eastern Montana communities affected by the oil boom.

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Related Topix: Steve Bullock, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Montana Prep Golf: Wind a fact of life for golfers

On a par 5, a group made up of five players hit their tee shots. The shortest drive: 320 yards.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, MT, Fort Benton, MT, Choteau, MT, Seeley Lake, MT

Flathead Beacon

Police Chief: Hand Movements Justified Fatal Shooting

A Montana police chief says an unarmed robbery suspect moved his hands six times in defiance of an officer's orders before the officer fatally shot him during a traffic stop.

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The Billings Outpost

Help for vets who resist help

Doug Bell, a readjustment counselor with the Billings Vet Center, said it's typical of military veterans to insist that they don't need help.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Billings, MT, US National Guard

USA Today

Dark and Deadly paranormal bad boys? Who could ask for more?

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.

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Great Falls Tribune

Judge hears arguments over 2011 Montana marijuana law

The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

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