Steve Bullock

A train ships pieces of pipeline materials.
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A coalition of conservation groups on Monday sued to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Two men stand waving the pride flag
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It’s national Pride Month and, in Montana, Big Sky Pride is responsible for dropping by a different community annually and holding a series of events to celebrate. It’s one of the only groups currently doing so in the state.

Matt Rosendale is sworn in January 2, 2017 as Montana State Auditor at the state Capitol. He was joined by his wife Jean. Rosendale served as Senate Majority Leader in the 2015 Montana Legislature.
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Montana Republicans' 2020 election lineup shuffled again Monday after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte decided to run for governor instead of re-election, with State Auditor Matt Rosendale jumping into the now-open House race seven months after failing to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte officially announces his run for Montana's governor, June 14, 2019.
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Montana’s Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte Friday officially announced his run in the state’s 2020 election for governor.

Resort residencies in Big Sky, Montana, 2006.
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A new economic profile report about Big Sky highlights one of the fastest population growth trends in the state and some of the struggles that come with it. Big Sky’s population has grown 21 percent over the last five years to almost 3,000 residents, according to a new economic profile from Bridge Economic Development released this week.

The sun sets behind Montana State University's sculpture of Spirit, the school's mascot, April 2019.
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Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill Wednesday intended to protect free and peaceful demonstrations in all public outdoor places on college campuses.

The National Park Service Hammerhead Crew catches a non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, June 17, 2015.
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Yellowstone National Park will temporarily ban wakeboard boats and plans to gate boat launches this season to reduce the risk of introducing new invasive species in park waters.

Office of the Governor

Governor Steve Bullock’s budget priorities going into the 2019 Legislative session includes more money for early childhood education and higher education.

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Governor Steve Bullock helped launch a new partnership to help the region’s primary care providers have access to psychiatrists who specialize in treating children and youth. 

State-funded pre-k is coming up in the Mountain West. More states than ever are funding programs across the country. But of the handful that don't, three are in our region.

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