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Trump Jr. returns to Montana to campaign for Rosendale in Bozeman

Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle are coming to Bozeman on Tuesday to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Republican Matt Rosendale. Read more

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on U.S. lands

The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands. Read more

Here's where Montana's delegation, candidates stand on Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegations

As Senate leaders scrambled to address sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Montana’s delegation called for a thorough investigation. Read more

Campaign finance watchdog, gun-safety advocates file complaint against Rosendale, NRA

A campaign finance watchdog group and a gun-safety advocacy organization have filed a complaint against U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale of Montana and the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm. Read more

Tobacco-supported group opposing I-185 raises $7.7 million, outspending others by far

With less than two months until the November election, the group opposing a ballot initiative that would increase the tax on tobacco products to pay for Medicaid expansion dramatically revved up its campaign contributions and spending. Read more

Amid 2018 campaigns, a flurry of political complaints ... from 2016?

In the midst of this year’s midterms, the state Commissioner of Political Practices Office has worked through a slew of campaign finance complaints — all targeting statewide Democratic legislative campaigns from the 2016 election cycle. Read more

Montanans may never know who paid for effort to get Green Party on ballot

HELENA — Whoever bankrolled the effort to qualify the Montana Green Party for this year's state ballot may get away with remaining unknown because the state's campaign disclosure laws do not address anonymous groups funding certain signature gathere… Read more

Students could apply for all Montana colleges with 1 application under regents proposal

BOZEMAN — Montana University System leaders are looking at ways to help encourage more students to attend college, make the campuses more efficient and help students save money. Read more

Montana GOP candidate Matt Rosendale accused of coordinating with NRA on TV advertising

HELENA — Democrats questioned Thursday whether U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association based on an audio recording of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. Read more

US House backs bill giving Montana tribe federal recognition

The U.S. House passed a bill Wednesday that would give federal recognition to Montana's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians following a decades-long effort. Read more

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