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Stories with organization: Montana state government
  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:08 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - 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. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

  • Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:44 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the others to look for ways to stand out and get their message heard in a crowded field.

  • Hung jury in over-serving drinks case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:17 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A Helena jury was unable to reach a verdict Wednesday in the case of a bartender charged with serving alcohol to an intoxicated woman who later killed two people in a drunken-driving crash.

  • Man dies in motorcycle crash near Lolo 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:36 pm
  • MISSOULA, Montana - A 22-year-old Missoula man has died after a motorcycle crash near Lolo.

  • Browning man dies in Glacier County crash 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:16 am
  • GREAT FALLS, Montana - A 38-year-old Browning man has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash north of Browning.

  • High court blocks primary referendum from ballot 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:35 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A referendum that would dramatically change Montana's primary election system cannot be put on the November ballot because the title is too long and confusing, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • Montana Democratic Party endorses Walsh in primary 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:16 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The Montana Democratic Party is endorsing Sen. John Walsh in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat over two other candidates who maintain the party should have remained neutral.

  • Man dies in motorcycle crash near Opportunity 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:58 pm
  • BUTTE, Montana - The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash near Opportunity.

  • Lawsuit seeks to remove Supreme Court candidate 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:08 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A lawsuit by five delegates to Montana's 1972 Constitutional Convention seeks to remove state Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke as a state Supreme Court candidate.