Katherine Haque-Hausrath



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Evidence of Past Deceptive Practices from Mailergate Profs Uncovered

Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that one of the three “researchers” involved in mailergate has a history of shady, deceptive, and unethical “research” practices.  The article noted: …a previous study co-authored by Mr. Dropp, who is an assistant professor of government at Dartmouth, in…

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Republican Commissioner Wants Public Records Kept Secret

A Lewis and Clark County Commissioner is fighting to keep Helena residents from learning which businesses have submitted public comments in opposition to making Helena more walkable and bikeable, and which businesses support the transportation upgrade. In a meeting in Helena this week on local…

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His Heart Just Isn’t In It

Frank admissions of doubt from one Helena City Commission candidate make the Helena Vigilante’s profile on the capital city commission races an interesting read. Here’s incumbent commissioner Dan Ellison: Let me start by saying I didn’t have a burning desire to run for reelection. Ok. So with…

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This Amendment Needs to Go

The Helena non-discrimination ordinance is finally set for passage Monday, December 17th.  It will outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The final hearing begins at 6pm in the City Commission Chambers on the 3rd floor of the City-County Building. There is a small snag, however….

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Since the Dawn of Time

The Helena City Commission  has voted unanimously to give its preliminary approval to a non-discrimination ordinance they’ve been considering for some time.  In case you missed the hearing, there were some really bizarre statements made in opposition to the idea. To give you the flavor…

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Decision Time

The Helena City Commission will hold the “first reading” for the nondiscrimination ordinance tonight, Monday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers of the City-County Building.  When the ordinance passes, it will mean Helenans can no longer be fired, refused an apartment, or…

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Jenny Eck Files for Helena Legislative Seat

Helena mom and consumer advocate Jenny Eck has filed as a Democratic candidate for  House District 82, which includes much of Helena’s west side. The seat is currently held by Rep. Mike Menahan (D), who is not running this cycle. UPDATE: Readers of the Montana…

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Political Quick Hits

Supporters Wanted Supporters of the right-wing City Commission candidate Lorabelle Behlmer took to the streets in support of her candidacy this weekend–or rather a supporter did.   A Cowgirl tipster captured this photograph of Behlmer’s “Honk and Wave” event.  It doesn’t look like her candidacy…

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Political Quick Hits: Helena City Races

Commenters here have pointed out that write-ins will be accepted in the the Helena Citizens Council election.  The Helena Citizens Council is an advisory council to the Helena City Commission.  Matthieu Oppedahl, Jessica Peterson,  Kim Abbott and Michael Hand are running as write-in candidates.  The race…

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