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DES MOINES — Former Vice President Joe Biden drew more people, but Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a presumptive long shot in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, still was able to rouse Democrats and generally curious Iowans who heard both men speak at the Iowa State Fair Thursday. Read Article

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By now readers may be tiring of our coverage of the return after 75 years of the remains of WWII soldier Pvt. William Gruber, but there are just a few tidbits remaining that we thought readers should know. Last week’s Monitor carried a front-page photo of the presentation of the American fla… Read Article

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In the dark about the upcoming solar eclipse everyone is talking about? Here’s a few facts. A total solar eclipse, caused by the moon passing in front of the sun, will cross the United States on August 21 beginning on the Oregon coast around 11:20 in the morning Montana time. The path in whi… Read Article

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When Pvt. William Gruber finally came home to Montana Saturday, nearly 75 years after dying in a World War II Japanese prisoner of war camp, his return was greeted with respect and solemnity by hundreds.  Read Article

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I have been participating in the Boulder 21st Century Program since I was 6 weeks old. My mother was an Americorps VISTA Volunteer in the 21st Century Program for the first 2 years of my life.  Read Article

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Jefferson High student Kaela Rosenbaum was one of more than 7500 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni and guest from across the nation to gather in Nashville, Tennessee in early July for the 2017 National Leadership Conference.  Read Article

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After a two-day trial last week, a district court jury acquit- ted Dan Johnson of Boulder of charges of felony assault with a weapon and partner/family member assault, a misdemeanor. It took the jury barely over an hour to reach its verdict. Shortly before announcing it had a verdict, the ju… Read Article

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Montana’s Republican Senator Steve Daines has introduced a Constitutional Amendment intended to reverse a 1989 U. S. Supreme Court ruling on flag burning. That ruling found burning the American flag to be protected Constitutional free speech under the First Amendment. Daines wants to give Co… Read Article

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Montana’s Democratic U. S. Senator Jon Tester, recognized as one of the most transparent members of the Senate, is continuing to advocate for public access to government information. Tester was chosen by the American Library Association as the recipient of the 2017 James Madison Award last w… Read Article

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U. S. President Donald Trump issued a revised executive order Monday on “protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry.” The order, effective March 16, revokes and replaces a previous travel ban barring entry to people coming from seven Middle Eastern nations.  Read Article

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