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The divergent energy visions of Montana’s U.S. House candidates

U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and Monica Tranel have both worked on energy issues on public and private payrolls. Zinke, a Republican, underscores the importance of “American energy independence” and emphasizes the role of fossil fuels in that vision. Tranel, a Democrat, prioritizes a transition to clean energy that “has to start quickly and accelerate.”

Tschida, Curdy face off in race for key state Senate seat 

Diane Sands’ term-limited departure leaves an open path for either party to take Senate District 49 in an election year when Democrats hope to hold as much ground as possible against a surging Montana GOP that needs only two more seats to achieve a bicameral legislative supermajority. The district is at the center of both…


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