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Here’s Why Marijuana Legalization Groups Are Targeting the 2016 Election in Montana

Despite clearance by the Secretary of State's office to be on the ballot in 2014, the movement to legalize marijuana in Montana has decided to wait until the 2016 elections to try to change the state's laws.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  Various unions, social causes and organizations attend a rally calling on greater social equality, organized by non-unionized fast food workers demanding for a wage raise from $7.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour and to be unionized on December 5, 2013 in New York, United States.  The day held various protests in front of fast food outlets around the country and culminated in a larger rally attended by various groups in downtown Manhattan.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Various unions, social causes and organizations attend a rally calling on greater social equality, organized by non-unionized fast food workers demanding for a wage raise from $7.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour and to be unionized on December 5, 2013 in New York, United States. The day held various protests in front of fast food outlets around the country and culminated in a larger rally attended by various groups in downtown Manhattan. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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My Three Political Pet Peeves

Yesterday I was a guest on Rick Tryon’s “Politics in Montana” radio show in Great Falls and the topics were my three pet peeves about our political climate.

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Slick New “Welcome to Montana” Signs to Appear by End of Summer 2014

Montana Governor Steve Bullock revealed a set of redesigned Montana highway signs during a press conference at the new Montana Department of Transportation Sign Shop in Helena today, January 28.

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Livestock Losses to Wolves in 2013 Near Record Low

It's unclear if less-restrictive hunting and trapping regulations are the cause, but 2013 is set to have one of the lowest rates of wolf predation in the past seven years.

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Pot Advocates Push Back Plans Until 2016

Montana legalization advocates are now ending their efforts to put a voter initiative on the ballot this year amending the state Constitution to allow recreational use of the drug.
Instead, the plan is to now focus on the 2016 elections. That might give the measure a better chance, with many more residents voting in a presidential election compared with the turnout expected for the 2014 midterms.

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Nuke Commander Says Stricken Unit ‘Broken Hearted’

The commander of the nuclear missile force in Montana where 34 launch control officers are implicated in an exam cheating scandal tells The Associated Press that his unit is "broken hearted" at the setback.

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Montana to Receive Over $15,000 After Whistleblower Lawsuit Settlement

The Montana Attorney General's office is announcing a successful settlement in a multi-state, whistleblower lawsuit against the medical equipment company CareFusion

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Montana-Made Movie ‘Nebraska’ Nominated for Six Oscars, May Help Bring More Films to the Big Sky

According to the Montana Film Commission, a black-and-white film shot in Montana is receiving a lot of praise this awards season and may help pave the way for more films to be produced in the state.

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Senator Jon Tester Helps Pass Bipartisan Government Funding Bill

On Thursday, Senator Jon Tester supported a bipartisan government funding bill.

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Counterfeit $20 Bills Found in Missoula, Appearing Daily Across Montana

The U.S. Secret Service and local police aren't commenting on a family of counterfeiters who are expected to have been in Missoula recently, attempting to use fake $ 20 bills at The Stone of Accord and The Traveler's Inn Motel.

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