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Nov 27, 2012 8:56 PM by KXLH

KXLH Evening Top Stories (Tue Nov 27)

Top stories on KXLH for the evening of Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

- Rehberg Reflects: Outgoing U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg (R-MT) talks about what's in store in Congress over the next few week, as lawmakers tackle the fiscal crisis that many refer to as a "fiscal cliff." Rehberg lost his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) earlier this month.

- Canvass: The State Board of Canvassers met in Helena to certify the results of the November election. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and representatives from the offices of Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Auditor all opened the results from each county, and then checked the results with the state's database. McCulloch says in 2010 the state began using a new electronic system which checks the numbers prior to today's official canvass. McCulloch says this modern technology has essentially turned the canvass into an election formality.

- Special Delivery: PostNet, a Helena mailing and shipping outlet, has relocated just in time for the Christmas rush. PostNet is joining with a new print shop that hopes to fill a void that has been empty for quite some time. Owners Bob and Sue Brookie didn't move very far, just across the street.

- Taxes Due: Lewis & Clark County residents have four more days to pay their property taxes. This is usually a busy time for county tax collectors, but lines have been fairly short this year, according to property tax supervisor Cheryl Green.

- Sweet: Woman who accidentally sent her property tax payment to the wrong county brings a sweet treat to the staff who forwarded her payment to the right county.

- Festival Of Trees: Big trees, little trees, and everything in between, and more than 200 items up auction, will highlight this year's Festival Of Trees, which raises money for children and families of Intermountain. Over the past 25 years the event has brought in more than $2 million dollars for Intermountain.

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