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Tester: Use Capitol Christmas tree to help rebuild chalet

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The Yaak-grown Englemann spruce that did duty as the Capitol Christmas tree in December could be headed back to Montana for use in the rebuilding of Sperry Chalet. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Monday asked the Architect of the Capitol – whose domain includes the Capitol’s West Lawn and its Christmas tree – for permission to bring the 79-foot-tall tree back to Montana. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Employee unions to join forces

HELENA — Montana’s two largest public-employee unions are moving closer to joining forces. On Jan. 20, members of MEA-MFT and the Montana Public Employees Association will gather in Helena’s Great Northern Hotel to ratify a proposed constitution and create the Montana Federation of Public Employees. The newly formed union will represent a great variety of public employees including teachers, state and county employees, health-care personnel and more. Amanda Curtis, a math teacher in Butte and MEA-MFT state officer, says the merger is a win for Montana communities and the middle class. Continue Reading →

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Historical Society exhibit brings World War I home

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One of the most difficult things about assembling a World War I exhibit at the Montana Historical Society Museum in Helena was deciding what to include and what to leave out. The Great War, as it was also called, lasted four years and claimed the lives of 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians. It was fought, one way or or another, all over the globe. It destroyed empires and sparked revolutions, and its reverberations are still felt today. (more…) Continue Reading →

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MSU prof, students experienced Hollywood in Montana

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BOZEMAN – Dennis Aig had just been hired as a film professor at Montana State University when a friend of his from graduate school called in 1991 to ask if Aig and his students might be interested in making an electronic press kit for a tightly budgeted film that would be made the next summer in Montana. (more…) Continue Reading →

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