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4 hrs ago | Flathead Beacon

Attorney General Turns Over Fracking Letter Info

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday gave a conservation group the records it wanted about Fox's decision to join other states in protesting plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

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Related Topix: Steve Bullock, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Initial decision on court candidate due next week

A district judge in Helena has until Wednesday to decide whether the Montana solicitor general is eligible to be a state Supreme Court candidate.

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12 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Former nurse who had sex with inmate pleads guilty to witness tampering

A former correctional facility nurse convicted of having sex with an inmate has pleaded guilty to trying to threaten a witness.

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Related Topix: Prison

17 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Breaking Poll! Montana Medicaid Expansion Supported 708 to 241

The Bozeman, Montana Chronicle is running a poll right now asking Montanans whether they support proposed Montana Initiative I-170 to provide Medicaid for the 70,000 Montanans who currently fall into the doughnut hole created by the Montana Legislature's refusal to allow Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Montana Government, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

20 hrs ago | Glasgow Courier

Judge Misjudged on Bison

I was disappointed to hear that Judge McKeon had denied the plaintiff's contention that quarantined Yellowstone Park bison transferred to the Indian Reservations should not be classified as "wild."

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Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Flathead Beacon

Attorney General to Defend Cap on Court Awards

Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's limit on the punitive damages that can be awarded to an individual by a judge or jury.

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Glasgow Courier

Champ Edmunds Says Hello

There is a battle going on for our country's future and it's not between Republicans and Democrats, it is between those who love liberty and freedom and those who believe that we can't take care of ourselves.

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Related Topix: Tax, Opinion

The Missoula Independent Online

Rockies Today, April 23

Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Railroad bottleneck delays delivery of Montana, Wyoming coal The U.S. Energy Information Administration said coal reserves are at 6-year lows, and coal companies said delays in shipping coal caused by congestion on railways is to blame for the low reserves.

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Great Falls Tribune

Georgia man pleads guilty in Montana check scheme

A Georgia man accused of recruiting Montana transients to participate in a check-cashing scheme has pleaded guilty to forgery charges.

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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

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Man dies, another injured in motorcycle crash

A 29-year-old man died and his 31-year-old passenger was injured in a motorcycle crash near Sidney.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Nuns ask to bring diocese back to Montana court

An order of nuns facing child sex abuse lawsuits wants to bring the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena back into state court, saying the diocese should have to pay part of any judgment against the Ursuline Sisters of the Western Province.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Great Falls Tribune

Groups file appeal over management of Pryor horses

Wild horse advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that denied their challenge to the government's management of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.

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The Bitterroot Star

Aid in dying should be an option

Aid in dying is a more appropriate term. During my years of practice I cared for numerous patients during their final days.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Carole King to perform concerts to benefit Dirk Adams, environment

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Carole King is slated to perform two private concerts in Montana next month to benefit underdog Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Dirk Adams.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Carole King, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jon Tester, US Politics, Meditative, Tapestry, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Flathead Beacon

Russians Inspect Montana Nuclear Launch Facilities

Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, US Air Force

NewsOK.com

BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

If you have questions about stories, call 406-442-7440. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com.

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Related Topix: US Military, Malmstrom Air Force Base, US Air Force

Great Falls Tribune

Knievel seeks investigation of festival organizers

Kelly Knievel is asking the attorney general's office to investigate the nonprofit group that has staged the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Foundation head expects assets to grow to $150M

HELENA - The chairman of a foundation funded by the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana says he expects the foundation's assets to grow from $40 million to more than $150 million.

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Great Falls Tribune

Harlem woman dead in crash

A Harlem woman is dead and two men injured after a one-vehicle crash east of Havre early Sunday, Montana Highway Patrol says.

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