Saturday, October 25, 2014
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1. Stanford University apologizes for Supreme Court mailers sent to Montana voters
HELENA -- Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch hosted a press conference in Helena on Thursday to talk about some deceptive campaign mailers (flyers) that some people have received lately.
2. MT Secretary of State addresses inappropriate use of Montana's Great Seal on mailers
HELENA -- Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch hosted a press conference in Helena on Thursday to talk about some deceptive campaign mailers (flyers) that some people have received lately.
3. Kalispell, MT | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA - Montana exports about $100 million annually to China, making it the state's third largest trading partner. Building on that momentum seems to be the keyword for a Montana trade delegation that recently visited the People's Republic of China.
4. Missoula, MT | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA - Montana exports about $100 million annually to China, making it the state's third largest trading partner. Building on that momentum seems to be the keyword for a Montana trade delegation that recently visited the People's Republic of China.
5. FWP approves proposal for bobcat fur farm in Fergus County
HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has approved and issued a license to a commercial fur farm southwest of Roy, despite receiving thousands of public comments against the proposed project.
6. Montana's unemployment falls to 4.6%
HELENA - Montana's unemployment rate dropped .1% in September to 4.6 percent, and has now fallen 0.7% percentage points since January.
7. Great Falls and North Central Montana | Continuous News
HELENA -- U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) on Friday weighed in on a campaign mailer that that arrived in Montana this week under the guise of voter information guides.
8. Tester blasts Stanford, Dartmouth for 'voter manipulation'
HELENA – U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday accused two prominent colleges of “voter manipulation” for their role in a mailer sent this week to 100,000 Montanans, in connection with two Montana Supreme Court races.
9. Montana Decides to Keep Yellowstone Bison in State
HELENA — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.
10. Mailers on Supreme Court elections cause stir
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Official-looking mailers are arriving at Montana homes that rate how liberal or conservative the four nonpartisan candidates for Montana Supreme Court are, and compare their political ideologies to those of President Barack Obama and former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
In 1864 the discovery of gold by four prospectors commonly referred to as the “Four Georgians”, started a mini-gold rush into the area. After three successful years of mining the region, these four gentlemen returned east with their fortunes secured. Soon after, the area began to see a wide variety of newcomers “westering” to seek their own fortunes. As the town grew in population, the name of Helena was eventually settled upon after much debate. Helena became the capital of Montana Territory in 1875, and after Montana gained statehood, Helena was named as state capital.

Helena Capital

Perhaps the most unique feature of Helena is its architecture. The State Capitol building is a fine example of Greek Renaissance architecture, and the murals inside depict Montana historical themes. There are still many splendid 19th-century mansions in perfect condition scattered around the city and the down town area has several original buildings still serving as city offices and new businesses. Among the most impressive structures remaining, the St. Helena Cathedral was constructed along the lines of a cathedral in Cologne, Germany and the Votive Church in Vienna. Its twin spires reach majestically 230 feet towards the heavens and the interior boasts gold leaf and mosaic windows extensively.

Conditions for Helena, MT at 11:52 pm MDT

Current Conditions:
Fair, 44 F

Forecast:
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 58 Low: 40
Sat - Mostly Sunny. High: 72 Low: 46
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 51 Low: 35
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 49 Low: 31
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 38

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