Media groups say Montana case could have national influence,US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes
US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say they will cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that’s on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. U.S. Department of Interior attorneys disclosed the agency’s […]
Restore Our Creek Coalition members will be at the Headframe Spirits on December 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 pm to provide information on the need for removal of contaminated waste at the Parrot Tailings, Northside Tailings and Diggings East to the confluence of Blacktail Creek; and for Butte citizens to imagine how Restoring Our Creek […]
29th Annual SPE Christmas Bazaar and Trade Show The 29th Annual Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Christmas Bazaar and Trade Show will be Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the HPER.
First Half Play by Play, Paul Panisko. Color Ron Hasquet Second Half. Story from Butte Sports By Bill Foley That one was for the entire Frontier Conference. Montana Tech showed that the NAIA might want to rethink its policy of giving conference champion an automatic bid into the playoffs by beating up on Dickinson State, […]
Rush for gay couples to marry in Montana declines, Voter initiatives seek higher use of renewable electricity
Rush for gay couples to marry in Montana declines GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The initial rush for gay couples to marry in Montana has declined after 436 couples married during the first year since the state’s marriage ban ended. The rush began after U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Montana’s constitutional amendment limiting […]
Yellowstone softens stance on bison slaughter targets BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is backing off its proposal to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter as officials seek to reduce the animals’ annual migration into Montana. Park officials met with representatives of American Indian tribes, the state and other federal agencies Thursday. […]
Montana is latest state to reform campaign finance rules HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is the latest state to overhaul its campaign finance rules in an attempt to cast out dark money from its elections. Individual states have been rewriting their campaign laws to require more financial disclosure since the U.S. Supreme Court applied […]
The Latest: Committee fails to block new campaign rules HELENA, Mont. (AP) — New campaign rules requiring more disclosure from Montana candidates and political committees will be adopted after a legislative committee failed to muster enough votes to delay them. Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl says his office plans to adopt the rules later […]
Man shot by deputy during traffic stop near Dillon dies, Montana lawmakers to look at proposals to increase their pay
Montana lawmakers to look at proposals to increase their pay HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers plan to look at proposals to increase their pay. The members of the Legislative Council agreed during a meeting Monday to examine legislative pay bills that were drafted but never introduced during the last session. Democratic Sen. Robyn […]
- Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspaceMOSCOW (AP) -- Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" […]
- Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnelsIRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves....
- Officer charged with murder in teen's death; video releasedCHICAGO (AP) -- A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest....
- The Latest: Protesters march, confront police in ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) -- The latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):...