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Late changes to election laws mean Montana voters were sent inaccurate information

Thursday, October 20, 2022

A pamphlet sent to voters includes information based on laws passed last year by Republicans. But a district court judge struck down the laws late last month.

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In Montana House race, Ryan Zinke struggles to shake off Trump-era scandals

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The GOP candidate in the newly formed House district has to live down his bumpy time in the Trump administration in order to win. (Story aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on Oct. 16, 2022.)

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In Montana House race, Republican candidate Ryan Zinke struggles to shake off Trump-era scandals

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Republican Ryan Zinke should have a big edge in the race to fill a new House seat in GOP-heavy Montana, except that he faced multiple scandals while former President Trump's interior secretary.

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Montana state courts are blocking 2 attempts to restrict transgender people's rights

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Montana courts have upheld trans peoples' rights to change gender on their birth certificates and participate in college sports. Conservative leaders accuse the courts of bias toward Democrats.

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Supreme Court's abortion ruling puts attention on states' supreme court elections

Monday, July 25, 2022

More than 30 states, including Montana, have state supreme court elections this November. Because abortion rights are now an issue for states to decide, attention and money are rushing into the races.

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Montana Democrats hustle for a spot in the U.S. House

Monday, June 06, 2022

For the first time in 30 years, Montana has two U.S. House districts. Democrats haven't had representation in decades and have three candidates in Tuesday's primary, along with a big-name Republican.

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Thousands of high schoolers protested after Parkland. This one says little changed

Thursday, June 02, 2022

One of thousands of high school students who walked out of class demanding action after the Parkland shooting says that there has been no meaningful reform, and America's politics are ruled by fear.

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A rare winter wildfire is a sign of climate change lengthening fire season

Saturday, December 04, 2021

A small town in Montana is recovering after a rare winter wildfire destroyed dozens of homes and businesses. A fire ecologist says this is lengthening fire season is due to climate change.

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New Montana abortion laws were halted just hours before they were to go into effect

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

As the Supreme Court looks to decide on the future of Roe v. Wade, abortion is again one of the biggest social legal questions facing the country. In Montana, three new laws hang in the balance.

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Investigators Work To Determine The Cause Of Saturday's Amtrak Derailment

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The National Traffic Safety Board is investigating the derailment in Montana that killed three people. It happened as hospitals there were already over capacity with COVID-19 patients.

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Montana GOP Pushes For More Redistricting Power After State Gains Congressional Seat

Friday, May 07, 2021

For the first time in decades, Montana will have more than one congressional district. After the news came, GOP lawmakers rushed a bill to set new rules for the state's districting commission.

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Fight Brews Over Montana's New Congressional District

Sunday, May 02, 2021

For the first time in decades, Montana will have more than one congressional district. After the news came, GOP lawmakers rushed a bill to set new rules for the state's districting commission.

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Republican Lawmakers In Montana Attempt To Restrict Abortion Access

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Montana, a state that's voted for a Democrat for president twice in the last 70 years, has a unique characteristic for a red state — broad access to abortion. But this year, things are changing.

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Despite COVID, Thousands Of Lawmakers Plan To Gather In State Capitols Next Month

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.

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The GOP Will Control Montana's State Government For The 1st Time In 16 Years

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Democratic governors in Montana have kept the Republican-led legislature from passing the most conservative agenda items. With a Republican at the helm in 2021, the GOP won't have the same roadblocks.

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Montana Sees One Of The Most Competitive Gubernatorial Races In The Country

Monday, November 02, 2020

Trump carried Montana by 20 points in 2016. But the state is full of split-ticket voters and has had a Democratic governor for 16 years. This year the seat is open, and the race is close.

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In 2020, Gubernatorial Elections Are All About COVID-19

Monday, November 02, 2020

The races for governor in Missouri and North Carolina may tell us if the coronavirus can make or break a state leader. Meanwhile, political strategy in Montana has tempered talk of COVID-19.

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