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Lewistown Montana

National Forest Wilderness Sign
Jason Crotty (CC-BY-2)

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte and his Democratic opponent Kathleen Williams are both hosting what they’re calling “roundtable discussions” about wilderness study areas Wednesday.

"We’re doing it because there really hasn’t been a public dialog," Williams says. "Because my opponent hasn’t done it, we’re going to do it."

John Degel speaks at 'Citizens for Constitutional Freedom' rally in Lewistown.
Corin Cates-Carney

All across the nation last Saturday anti federal land activists protested what they consider to be wide -ranging federal government overreach. In Montana, the self-titled Citizens for Constitutional Freedom gathered in Lewistown.

Screen capture from a video call-to-action from Citizens for Constitutional Freedom Executive Director Jake Morphonios
https://youtu.be/-9TnRa6N-78

Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, the group that occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, is holding nationwide rallies this weekend, including one in Lewistown Montana. 

A video and Facebook post released today by the group's Executive Director Jake Morphonios calls for citizens to fight back and restore the U.S. constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Marianne Wiest - Courtesy photo

Bozeman technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte is asking Montanans who live out of state to come home, and to bring their high paying jobs with them.

He launched what he’s calling his “Bring our Families Back tour,” Monday visiting economic development agencies in northwest Montana to promote telecommuting as a way to drive up Montana’s average income and improve the economy.