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Federal Elections Commission to review complaint GOP candidate ran a campaign as a judge

The Federal Elections Commission will review a complaint by a national Democratic group alleging that Montana GOP Senate candidate Russell Fagg’s exploratory committee was improper. The American Democracy Legal Fund alleges that Russell Fagg’s exploratory committee was operating like a campaign for the four months leading up to Fagg’s official candidacy announcement Oct 14. ADLF Read More…

After Columbia Falls hack that closed schools, experts call for districts to be on alert

Overseas hackers scan millions of computers every day looking for weaknesses, and one day, the Columbia Falls School District lost the lottery.  A hacking group known as The Dark Overlord cracked into the school’s secure system and spent several weeks gathering and analyzing data about students in the district, including gaining access to the school’s Read More…

Bullock signs bipartisan letter urging return of health insurance subsidies

A bipartisan group of governors, including Montana Democrat Steve Bullock, are urging Congress to “quickly pass legislation to stabilize our private health insurance markets and make quality health insurance more available and affordable.” The letter comes after action from President Donald Trump last week said he would immediately end cost-sharing reduction payments made to insurance Read More…

Montana ranchers divided after Trump abandons plan to regulate cattle sales more fairly

Bill Bullard was hopeful President Donald Trump’s rhetoric about draining the political swamp would mean cracking down on powerful meat packing companies, too. Bullard, the CEO of the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America, has for years preached against the federal farm policies he said benefited the nation’s big meatpackers to the detriment Read More…

BIA backs Northern Cheyenne council's vote to remove president

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is supporting the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council’s decision earlier this month to remove the tribe’s president, who still maintains the controversial vote violated a tribal court decision. In a letter to the council, the BIA’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation Superintendent, Michael Addy, officially recognized the council’s 9-1 vote to remove former Read More…