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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-foot-tall Elvis will be one of the rare pieces on display at the largest Elvis Presley exhibit outside of Graceland. The wooden sign shows Presley playing a guitar to advertise his first performances in Las Vegas in 1956. It’s been in storage at Graceland and rarely displayed because of its […]
Governor’s veto likely for bill lowering income taxes | Senate endorses campaign finance reform bill
Senate endorses campaign finance reform bill HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana senators have endorsed a measure that would require more disclosure surrounding campaign donations. The Senate endorsed the measure 28-22 on second-reading Thursday. It would need to pass a third reading before going to the House. Republican Sen. Duane Ankney’s Senate Bill 289, which is […]
Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba and headed back to France in a bid to regain power. On this date: In 1829, Levi […]
Man sentenced for trying to kidnap 10-year-old girl | Supreme Court: Smoking shelters violate clean indoor air act
Supreme Court: Smoking shelters violate clean indoor air act HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that allowed Great Falls casino owners to circumvent the Clean Indoor Air Act by building a separate shack with permanent vents for its smoking customers. Tuesday’s ruling came in the Cascade City-County […]
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The multi-national company that owns the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant opposes the plant’s listing on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List, arguing it would slow cleanup and hinder redevelopment of the 120-acre site. CFAC’s former external affairs manager Haley Beaudry said Glencore is committed to developing a plan to […]
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Hungry Horse senator hopes to add a bill lowering the amount of chemicals in road deicer to the mass of legislation moving through the Legislature this week. Sen. Dee Brown has advanced Senate Bill 369 just days ahead of a Friday deadline requiring general bills to be transmitted to the […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is serious about helping out New York. She has just donated $50,000 to New York public schools, the first proceeds from the sales of her song, “Welcome to New York.” A spokeswoman for the city’s department of education says it is “deeply appreciative of this kind gesture.”
Effort to seize Nebraska land for pipeline remain on hold | House endorses bill that would ban bullying in schools
House endorses bill that would ban bullying in schools HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has moved one step closer to joining every other state in the country in making anti-bullying policy law under a bill endorsed by the House. House Bill 284, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Kimberly Dudik of Missoula, passed on second reading by […]
Montana House kills repeal of death penalty on tie vote | Lawmaker proposes moving legislative sessions to even years
Lawmaker proposes moving legislative sessions to even years HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Bozeman lawmaker proposes moving the state’s legislative sessions to even-numbered years to give newly-elected lawmakers more time to learn the system, hold committee meetings and propose more thoughtful legislation. The House State Administration committee heard House Bill 571 on Monday and planned […]
- Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected statusTACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings....
- Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperationWASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes....
- 12 killed, 3 hurt when church bus and truck crash in TexasUVALDE, Texas (AP) -- A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 12 people and injuring three others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said....
- 10 Things to Know for ThursdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...