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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill vetoed by Gov. Steve Bullock in 2013 that sought to prevent local police from enforcing federal bans on semi-automatic weapons is getting another shot in the state Legislature. Republican Rep. Art Wittich of Bozeman introduced House Bill 203 in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Under the measure, local law […]
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2015. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 27, 1945, during World War II, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland. On this date: In 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born […]
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood has recorded a Super Bowl version of her “Sunday Night Football” song. Underwood’s performance of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” will be changed to “Waiting All Day For A Super Bowl Fight.” It will include lyrics mentioning the Patriots and the Seahawks. The Super Bowl is Sunday.
Montana’s unemployment rate falls to 4.2 percent HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in December, marking a full 1 percentage point decrease in 2014. Gov. Steve Bullock says 2014 likely was one of the strongest years for the state economy. Montana’s total employment level increased by 829 jobs […]
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Apparently a guilty conscience led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Scoutmaster Rick Lindholm tells The Billings Gazette that the thieves left a handwritten note on the windshield of a car in the church parking […]
Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain National Park Act, which created America’s 10th national park. On this date: In 1784, in a letter to his daughter […]
Helena man gets 50 years for 11th drunken driving offense | Montana high court upholds coal industry sales practice
Montana high court upholds coal industry sales practice BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Supreme Court has sided with a Wyoming mining company in a dispute with state tax authorities who challenged the coal industry practice of making sales through affiliates. The unanimous high court ruling means Montana tax authorities must recalculate a $3.4 million tax […]
Today is Friday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2015. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with being on a spying mission. (The crew was released 11 months later.) On this […]
Williston water tests safe after river oil spill in Montana | After spill, pipeline company says new line will be safer
After spill, pipeline company says new line will be safer BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming company says it will replace a pipeline that broke and spilled oil into the Yellowstone River with a new line buried more deeply to protect against future accidents. The spill contaminated the water supply for 6,000 residents of Glendive, […]
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Police in Helena say a Missoula man had just purchased a single-engine airplane and was having it flown home when it lost power and crashed into a house just west of Helena Regional Airport. The pilot, 75-year-old Robert Brunson, and the plane’s owner, 78-year-old Duane Felstet, were both treated for injuries […]
- Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wallWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday....
- Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoffPARIS (AP) -- France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism....
- Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdownSALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants....