Bozeman Chronicle

Trapping Should Have Been Outlawed Years Ago: I-177 – a public land safe zone, is a small step in the right direction

It’s time for Montana to acknowledge that the horrid practice which results in the animal’s leg being crushed and the creature left to lie in agony for days before dying is cruel and barbaric. And yes, such traps also frequently ensnare and torture animals such as dogs as well as endangered species such as bald eagles lynx, despite the idiotic protestations we hear from those who believe the torture of animals is an enjoyable pastime.

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“Wise Use” Leader, TEA Party Official Target of Ethics Investigation

One of Montana’s remaining investigative news stalwarts, the Bozeman Chronicle has broken the story today of an ethics investigation involving a handful of right-wing GOP muckety-mucks.    The Montana Attorney General is investigating an alleged ethics violation by Gallatin County Commissioner Steve White, a TEA Party Republican and hobby drone aficionado…

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Greg Gianforte

More on the Gianforte Stream Access Story

by Cowgirl

I enjoy the flattering attention when newspapers cite to the blog, but at the risk of sounding too modest, it should be made clear about yesterday’s news about how this blog “surfaced” (the Lee Newspapers word) a 2009 lawsuit filed by Greg Gianforte to close down stream access on his property.  The post has since become the

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GUEST POST: Arnone’s Views Extreme and Disproven

by Dan Lourie Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, has  written to newspapers since 1964.  On August 18, Bozeman’s crazed right winger, Peter Arnone, had a letter published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle titled “Dems ignoring the…

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Lacking Transparency, But Certainly See Through

Today, the staff of Gianforte’s so-called “Better Jobs LLC” has been found to be responding to press inquiries sent directly to Gianforte not about the LLC but about his campaign, as reported only by the Bozeman Chronicle. The development is significant because Gianforte has been avoiding reporting his expenditures and…

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A Gallatin County TEA Party Protest

Leaked Transcript: TEA Party Legislators Say GOP Brand is “A Dead Rat” at the Bottom of a Can of Diet Pepsi

During a recent Gallatin County GOP event, TEA Party Republican Matthew Monforton, Art Wittich, and Tom Burnett told a small group of GOP insiders what they really think about the GOP brand, their fellow Republicans, the 2015 legislative session and the people of Montana.

A transcription of audio obtained by Cowgirl tipsters included comments by TEA Party hothead Matthew Monforton comparing the GOP brand to a dead rat at the bottom of a can of diet pepsi.  And that’s just the beginning…

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Pro-Censorship Prof Under Fire for Paid Corporate Study to Run for Supreme Court

A right-wing law professor from the University of Montana who has made a name for herself by demanding censorship of the student paper has announced her candidacy for Montana Supreme Court.   The Bozeman Chronicle’s Troy Carter first reported that Kristin Juras was planning a run on Twitter yesterday.  Juras told the Chronicle she was running after Carter uncovered that she had registered a website “JurasforJustice.com” in April.

In 2009, Juras called for censorship of the University of Montana’s student paper, the Montana Kaimen, because a student had written about sex.  Juras was, and perhaps still is, advisor to a student group called the “Christian Legal Society.”  The Flathead Beacon reported at the time.

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Big Rally in Helena Today to Derail ALEC Land Grab Nonsense

Montanans from across the state are gathering in  Helena to oppose TEA Party Sen. Jennifer Fielder’s plans to takeover our public lands with SB 215 and a “package” of other such bills. It’s ridiculous that the Lee Newspaper story on the land grab doesn’t even mention where Fielder got the idea,…

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Bullock on National Radar

Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s election and fight for clean campaigns are garnering national attention this week, earning Montana a spot among the Huffington Post’s 25 best progressive victories of 2012. Peter Drier writes: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 — equating money with free speech — unleashed…

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GOP Legislator Arrested After Bizarre Incident

The Livingston Enterprise is reporting on the bizarre incident involving former GOP legislator Joel Boniek, (R-Livingston), that led to Boniek’s arrest. Police allege that Boniek ran a road block  and then “allegedly argued with the officers and eventually ‘dropped his left hand near what looked…

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