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Interior Secretary Zinke Hails Effort to Fight Invasive Mussels

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced a new initiative to combat the spread of invasive mussels across the American West, in particular in Montana, his home state.

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Greg Gianforte Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Assault, Receives Six-Month Deferred Sentence

U.S. Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has plead guilty to misdemeanor assault against a reporter.

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Greg Gianforte Donates $50K to Press Group to Quell Civil Claims

Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has pledged $50,000 to a nonprofit press group to settle “any potential civil claims” against him.

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Greg Gianforte Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

Montana’s GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking a reporter for The Guardian.

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New West Roundup for April 10, 2017

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain Land Library hits funding goal, Montana gov. revives all-mail ballot bill, tribal license plates in the Cowboy State, and Rocky Mountain Power promises big Wyoming wind investments.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 11, 2017

Today in New West news: more energy leases cancelled in Badger-Two Medicine area, Senator Tester meets with Zinke as Montana parties name tentative timeline for replacement candidates, Utah tourism in 2017, and Grand Junction-based medical firm raises $7.6M in funding.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 4, 2017

Today in New West news: bill introduced to change definition of consent in Montana rape laws, Native American site agency enters Snake River dam debate, and Longmont tech company severs $48M Hong Kong deal.

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Sponsor: Voter Registration Bill Ensures Integrity in Election Process

Editor's note: In a guest column last week Forward Montana's Matt Singer wrote about the benefits of Montana's law allowing same-day election registration and critcised a bill moving through the Montana Legislature that would close registration two days before Election Day. In the following guest column, the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Tom McGilvray, R-Billings, defends House Bill 281, saying it still creates "the most progressive voter registration law of all 50 states." I think we can all remember times when a company has been more concerned about numbers than the quality of what was produced. We intuitively know that product quality must be balanced with the quantity for a product or process to be successful. My sponsorship of HB 281 which moves the last day to register to vote back to the Friday before Election Day strikes the balance between quality and quantity. The integrity or our elections should be as important to us as the number of individuals voting in our elections. Neither should be sacrificed for the sake of the other.

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