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Suspect in Arnold Abduction and Murder is Assigned a New Defense Team

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new team of defense attorneys has been appointed to represent one of two suspects charged in the murder of a Montana high school teacher.

State District Judge Richard Simonton appointed Alfred Avignone, Lisa Banick and Eric Brewer as the public defenders for 23-year-old Michael Keith Spell of Parachute, Colo

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Dahl and Hawk Fires Near Roundup burn more than 15,000 Acres

A wildfire south of Roundup has burned more than 15,000 acres and destroyed an unknown number of homes and other buildings.

Fire managers ordered people to evacuate their homes. The fire, pushed by 55 mph winds on Thursday, made a 12-mile

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Montana ban on Corporate Political Spending Overturned

The Supreme Court reaffirmed on Monday the right of corporations to make independent  political expenditures, summarily overturning a 100-year-old Montana  state law that barred companies from such political activity

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he President Has Been Abducted

That's the subject of a new novel I'm perusing by author Timothy J. Korzep. Korzep, in his working life, found himself surrounded by fund managers, market strategists, and analysts, spending time in Paris, Milan, London, and Hong Kong

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War Between The U.S. And Iran???

My special guest on the Puffman Show this Tuesday afternoon at 4:35 has definitely been there, done that! He's Art Keller, former CIA operative in the agency, division responsible for tracking black market nuclear weapons

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Is Barry Beach Innocent

Shane Bishop, National Producer for NBC Dateline is joining me this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show to fill us in on the special NBC Dateline broadcast scheduled for THIS Sunday evening at 6 on NBC-Helena

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It’s National Donut Day!

It's National Donut Day! No, this fresh-baked holiday is not sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts or Tim Horton's or even Kryspy Kreme. National Donut Day began in 1938 in Chicago. The local Salvation Army needed to raise funds and also wanted

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Be Careful

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to drive carefully, not only this weekend but ALL the time. I know you hear it all the time...drive carefully, buckle up, etc

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Board Says “NO” to Clemency for Ronald Smith

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole denied clemency for Ronald Smith on Monday, saying his death sentence should stand. Of course, the final decision will be made by Montana Governor Schweitzer, the only person allowed to grant clemency

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In Case You Missed It…

In case you missed that PBS program that I blogged about last week on the Bakken, "Boom! Behind The Bakken", they're repeating it this evening (Monday) at 9 on PBS. I thoroughly enjoyed it last week and will no doubt watch it again tonight

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All Aboard

My co-worker Anne James did a great blog this week on National Train Day coming up this Saturday, May 12th. After reading Anne's blog, I decided to put through a call to Marc Magliari out in Chicago. Marc's the media relations manager for Amtrak and he's always a great guest

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Something Different At The Heritage

I was at the Marias Heritage Center last evening (Tuesday) to read some Montana History. We usually read a complete book over the course of 4 to 6 weeks but last evening, for a little change in pace, I read a couple of selections from a presentation entitled "Gold Dust to Dollars"

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