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Big issues at the forefront as Great Falls sorts out how it will grow

Burgeoning concerns about public safety and housing taking center stage in city commission, mayoral elections.

Public safety is among a handful of issues clearly taking center stage in the race to elect new city leaders this fall. The mayor’s office is up for grabs come November, as are two spots on the four-person commission. A major public safety mill levy — the first in decades — will also be on…


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Gianforte kicks off statewide tour touting legislative accomplishments

Gov. Greg Gianforte kicked off a tour of all 56 Montana counties in the far northwest corner of the state, hosting a town hall meeting in Eureka just a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. During the event, Gianforte touted his recent legislative accomplishments to a welcoming crowd.

Ravalli County officials hear election integrity concerns

The Ravalli County Commission held a special meeting Monday to hear from the Montana Election Integrity Project about alleged corruption in Montana elections. But officials appeared reluctant to meet the biggest demand from skeptics: no more voting machines.

SOS files opening argument in 2021 election laws appeal

After getting three deadline extensions over the past four months, Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen finally filed her opening argument in an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court to reinstate election laws passed by the 2021 Legislature.


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