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Shaylee Ragar

Capitol Reporter

Shaylee Ragar is Montana Public Radio’s Capitol reporter. She previously worked for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, covered the Legislature for the UM Legislative News Service and interned with MTPR as a student. She graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 2019.

Kathleen Williams is the 2020 Democratic Candidate For U.S. House
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This week we're publishing profiles for the candidates running for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. Today, we look at Kathleen Williams, a Democrat taking her second run at this office. MTPR's Shaylee Ragar spent some time on the road with Williams earlier this month.

Republican U.S. House Candidate Matt Rosendale.
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This week we're publishing profiles of the candidates running for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. Today, we look at Matt Rosendale, a Republican who serves as state auditor. MTPR’s Shaylee Ragar spent some time on the road and sat down for an interview with Rosendale earlier this month. 

The state of Montana has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and 10 other states in filing a lawsuit that alleges tech giant Google has unlawfully maintained monopolies in online searches and advertising.

Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas (R) - Stevensville
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An effort by Republican state lawmakers to change how the Montana Legislature operates has failed.

Lawmakers part of the Joint House and Senate Rules Committee met on Monday to review a poll taken of the entire Legislature regarding three rules proposed by Republicans. The rules would have changed how the lawmaking body conducts business during the session and in the interim. 

Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks at a campaign rally in Women's Park in Helena on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
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This week we’re publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. MTPR's Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Democrat Mike Cooney and his bid for Montana’s executive office.

Republican U.S. House Rep. Greg Gianforte walks in the Labor Day Parade with his wife, Susan, in Dillon, Montana, while on the campaign trail on Sept. 7, 2020.
Shaylee Ragar / Montana Public Radio

This week we’re publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Republican Greg Gianforte and his second bid for Montana’s executive office.

The November general election is only three weeks away but thousands of Montanans are already voting. Political candidates are traveling across the state to drive up voter turnout.

The Democrat and Republican vying to be Montana’s next governor traded salvos during a debate hosted by MontanaPBS Tuesday night. 

The debate highlighted deep contrasts between Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte on the COVID-19 pandemic, education funding and concealed carry permits in Montana.

The candidates for Attorney General say changes are needed in Montana’s Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division to make it more user friendly and efficient.

A voter drops off mail-in ballots at the Yellowstone County Court House June 2, 2020.
Nicky Ouellet / Yellowstone Public Radio

Many Montanans can now cast votes in the 2020 general election.

Lewis and Clark County Elections Supervisor Audrey McCue said foot traffic was pretty steady at the county building in Helena Friday.

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