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Montana voters look forward to primary election

Montana voters look forward to primary election

The last presidential primary was in 2012, and Montanans are already planning their votes for 2016.

Clash over campaign money begins in Montana governor's race

The Montana governor's race pits a wealthy businessman against a well-connected incumbent governor. It's a contest that could become the costliest in state…

Attorney general Fox files for re-election; no opponents yet

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has filed for re-election but so far faces no opponents in the primary or general election.

Missoula voters asked to confirm ballot information

It's not spam mail, but if you're planning to vote-by-mail this elections season, make sure to submit a voting confirmation.

School closure

Victor schools canceled Monday

Due to road and weather conditions, schools in Victor are canceled today.

Ravalli C.o. Sheriff challenges Iman for commission seat

Ravalli Co. sheriff challenges Iman for commission seat

In a move that surprised many, Sheriff Chris Hoffman filed to run for the seat held by veteran Commissioner J.R Iman. Both men are Republicans.

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Livingston settles lawsuit with man bitten by police dog

Livingston will pay a man who was bitten by a police dog in 2013 $104,000 to resolve a lawsuit.

Fact checker: Sparks fly in Las Vegas GOP debate

The Republican debate stage in Las Vegas took on a more strident tone Tuesday night as candidates moved away from partisan jabs to challenge each other. …

Fact checking the GOP debate in Milwaukee

Tuesday night's GOP debate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, started with softball questions and a well mannered field of presidential hopefuls.  By the time the…

Darby's new mayor elect outlines early goals

Darby's new mayor-elect outlines early goals

JC McDowell won the election against appointed Mayor Evelyn Savochka. Darby's new leader has short- and long-term plans to improve his town.

Frenchtown mill levy passes by mere 10 votes

In one of the closest contested elections this November, the Frenchtown schools mill levy passed with a 10-vote margin.

McDowell unseats Savochka in Darby mayor race

McDowell unseats Savochka in Darby mayor race

Darby businessman JC McDowell received 116 votes. Incumbent Mayor Evelyn Savochka got 100 votes in a race that brought out 64 percent of Darby's voters.

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Deadly earthquake hits Taiwan

At least four people were killed Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, the country's Disaster Response Center said.

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Notable deaths of 2016

Here's a look at some of the biggest celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

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Super Bowl 50: What you need to know

With Super Bowl 50 set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, check out everything you need to know before the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos take the field.

Democratic Debate, Feb. 4, 2016

6 takeaways from Democratic debate

The gloves are off in the Democratic race for the nomination for president. Here are some highlights from the Feb. 4 event.

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Past Super Bowl halftime performers

With Coldplay and special guest Beyoncé set to perform during Sunday's Super Bowl 50 halftime show, check out who has performed at past Super Bowl halftime shows.

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Clinton, Sanders engage in heated debate

Two longtime political brawlers are showing their mettle. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both vying to be the Democratic nominee for president, squared off at a debate Thursday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

U.S. Senate Candidates

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis has been called Montana's most liberal legislator.  Curtis is a one term Montana state legislator. She says her experience as a teacher and her working class roots in Butte will keep her grounded in Washington.

Steve Daines

Steve Daines

Steve Daines has been called the country's most conservative congressman he was first elected in 2012 as Montana's lone U.S. House Representative. Daines says his background in business gives him an edge when it comes to creating jobs.

U.S. House Candidates

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John Lewis

John Lewis is a the former state director for Montana Sen. Max Baucus.  He's concerned that Montana's public lands might be sold off to pay for a balanced federal budget.

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Ryan Zinke

Republican Ryan Zinke is a former Navy SEAL from Whitefish.  He tells viewers America is in trouble and he has the background to lead us on a track to recovery.

Missoula County Sheriff

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Josh Clark

Last month current Undersheriff Josh Clark launched a write-in campaign. Check out his extended interview.

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TJ McDermott

Watch the extended interview Democrat and current detective Sgt. TJ McDermott won the primary election in June with just over 50 percent of the vote.

Flathead Co. Commissioner


Phil Mitchell

Mitchell has spent ten years serving the public in Whitefish. He first served on the town's school board and then went on to serve with the Whitefish City Council.


Stacey Schnebel

Schnebel is a newcomer to the political scene but has been active in the community for years.