Montana Gov. Schweitzer wins second term

HELENA, Mont., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic incumbent Brian Schweitzer defeated Republican State Sen. Roy Brown in the Montana gubernatorial race Tuesday.

Massachusetts governor among DNC speakers

BOSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patric will speak the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, joining other party heavyweights, officials said.

U.S. governors join climate change debate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Governors across the United States are enacting regional environmental protection agreements to persuade Congress to take action on environmental issues.

Schweitzer outlines energy plan for U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Saturday the United States could be energy independent in 10 years through conservation and using coal for fuel.

Montana WWI seditionists are pardoned

HELENA, Mont., May 4 (UPI) -- Victims of Montana's harsh World War I seditionist law have been granted pardons 87 years after they were convicted.

Montana to pardon 78 WWI sedition convicts

HELENA, Mont., May 3 (UPI) -- Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said he will posthumously pardon 78 people -- mainly Germans -- who were convicted of sedition during World War I.

Feds oppose Montana over water cleanup

HELENA, Mont., April 9 (UPI) -- Federal officials oppose new rules in Montana to force companies extracting methane gas from coal beds to clean up water pollution caused by drilling.

Montana slogan sought for brand name

GREENOUGH, Mont., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A wealthy entrepreneur and Montana rancher has upset a lot of people because he wants to trademark the state slogan for his business enterprises.

West states team up on new power line

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Four western states announced an agreement Monday that will someday lead to construction of a new power line into California.

Missouri River drying due to drought

PIERRE, S.D., March 7 (UPI) -- The Missouri River, known as the Big Muddy, is becoming just muddy, with less water, as a result of drought in Montana and the Dakotas.

U.S. imports everything but prescription drugs

HELENA, Mont., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- It makes no sense the United States imports cattle, hogs and logs from Canada, but not prescription drugs, says Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

Montana's Conrad Burns to seek re-election

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Montana Republican Sen. Conrad Burns said he would seek re-election to a fourth term, Roll call said Thursday, ending speculation he might retire.

Montana court decision gives Dems control

HELENA, Mont., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Montana Supreme Court has broken a tie in a state House race, giving the seat -- and control of the chamber -- to the Democrats.

New governors get some tips

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Mark Warner said Friday a weekend West Virginia retreat will let veteran governors pass on some helpful tips to their new colleagues.

GOP maintains grip on governorships

DALLAS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republicans have maintained their control over a majority of governorships and could pick up another one in a close Washington state race.

Ex-Bush officials win two governors' races

DALLAS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Two former Bush administration officials were victorious Tuesday in their races for governorships but three other races were still too close to call. Republican Mitch Daniels was elected governor of Indiana and Jon Huntsman, Jr., was elected in Utah.

Montana passes gay marriage, pot measures

HELENA, Mont., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Voters in Montana Tuesday passed ballot measures banning homosexual marriages and legalizing the use of medical marijuana.

UPI's Capital Comment for October 19, 2001

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
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