June 7, 2001 |
Breaking ranks with much of the Western state leadership and his own governor, Montana Atty. Gen. Mike McGrath filed a legal brief Wednesday in support of a federal ban on road building and logging on 58 million acres of national forests. Defying Republican Gov.
March 22, 1992 |
This year, Montana chooses a future. The turbulent winds of wide-open Western politics will prevail either to the left or to the right just as sure and strong as the spring Chinooks blow warm out the Rockies. Here in the Beaverhead Valley, the streets are empty, and it's high noon at a local meeting hall. The audience is sprinkled with cowboys--real cowboys--small-town merchants, mothers, children, a hunting guide, a few local politicians and some retirees.
August 27, 1990 |
In another sign of growing Indian political strength in the rural West, Thomas Larson Medicinehorse Sr., a 50-year-old Sundance Chief of the Crow Nation, is poised to become Montana's first elected American Indian sheriff. Big Horn County, population 10,600, is one of many rural counties where American Indians have made important electoral gains in recent years. Another Indian was elected in 1986 to one of three seats on the county commission.
August 22, 2001 |
A top aide to Gov. Judy Martz was charged Tuesday with negligent homicide for a crash last week that killed the majority leader of the state House. Prosecutors said Shane Hedges, 27, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15% after the accident late last Wednesday. The legal limit in Montana is 0.10%. The crash took place as Hedges and Majority Leader Paul Sliter were returning from a steak house in the old mining town of Marysville, west of Helena.
October 23, 2002 |
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Taylor, who dropped out of the race against Sen. Max Baucus two weeks ago, said Tuesday he is resuming a limited campaign aimed largely at "getting the slander out of Montana politics." Taylor dropped out of the race Oct. 10, complaining that a Democratic Party ad was calculated to make him look like a gay hairdresser.
January 20, 2009 |
For generations, seekers have come West to find fortune and reinvent themselves. Now, it's the Democrats' turn. With an eye on 2012 and beyond, the party and its leader, Barack Obama, are working to fasten their grip on the White House and expand Democratic support by adding the Rocky Mountain region to the party's base, alongside California, Oregon and Washington. An important step is the Cabinet appointments of Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Colorado Sen.