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On August 1, 1917, Frank Little, a veteran IWW organizer, was dragged out of his hotel in Butte, Montana by company thugs and lynched. His murder, one of the most famous killings of a labor organizer in American history, demonstrated the lengths to which mining companies were willing to go to keep their company towns […]

Baucus

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On April 23, 2013

Max Baucus, the Democratic Party’s most annoying senator, is retiring at the end of his term. While like any Democrat, I worry about holding the seat, if Brian Schweitzer runs, he will be tough

Vanishing Montana

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On March 27, 2013

A great photo gallery of the vanishing towns of Montana, where just a few people hold on in isolated places. Or sometimes they disappear from the map entirely. The American West is full of these place

The Wages of Sequestration

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On March 11, 2013
Most of us might not see the direct impact of the sequester on our lives yet. But for those reliant on the federal government, it’s already hurting bad. The Post has a good piece on how Yellowstone National Park is adapting. The answer is that it’s tough. Faced with a number of terrible choices, Yellowstone […]

Wolves

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On March 14, 2012

Outstanding Christopher Ketcham story on the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act and the plans to wipe them out in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. There is much that is disturbing–p

Denny Rehberg: Class Act

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On October 1, 2011
Very possibly, your next senator from the state of Montana: This time around, Rehberg set his sights a little lower down the educational ladder. On a tour of a Montana elementary school (where his sister is principal), Rehberg wanted to know quite a bit about how the school policies its government-subsidized lunch program. From the […]
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