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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told veterans in Helena the VA needs to do more to make sure Montana veterans get the health care they need in a timely fashion. McDonald says the VA has made hires in Billings and Helena and is working to hire primary care doctors and those […]
Montana lawmakers consider referendum revising term limits | Montana firefighters make progress, watch winds
Montana firefighters make progress, watch winds RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters in Montana are mopping up but keeping a close eye on the winds. Mariah Leuschen, spokeswoman for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, says a fire that broke out Saturday in grass and dense timber near Red Lodge was 30 percent contained Tuesday. A […]
AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — Willie Nelson is bringing back his Fourth of July Picnic to Austin, Texas, for the first time in five years. Beside Nelson, the performers include Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Asleep At The Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell and Billie Joe Shaver.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Hunter Hayes will kick off the new episodes of the PBS music show “Front and Center.” Hayes will be featured on Saturday’s episode. Brandy Clark and songwriter Bob Piero will be featured on April 11. Sara Evans and Martina McBride headline the April 18 episode, and Little Big Town will be on […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and Zac Brown Band will perform for free this weekend in Indianapolis as part of the festivities surrounding the Final Four. Imagine Dragons and Weezer will perform Friday at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. Rihanna, Passion Pit and Bleachers will perform Saturday. Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Kacey […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Brooks and Dunn will reunite for the Academy of Country Music Awards. It’s their first televised performance in five years. Other performers added to the lineup are Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts. Nick Jonas will do a duet with Dan and Shay, and […]
UNDATED (AP) — Little Big Town are getting support from other country acts for their song “Girl Crush.” The song has come under fire after reports came out that some radio stations were shying away from it because listeners incorrectly thought it was about a lesbian relationship. Blake Shelton tweets, “I got a song crush!” […]
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials euthanized a male grizzly bear after it killed a calf on a ranch west of Augusta. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Mike Madel said Monday that the 430-pound bear was caught in a snare on Saturday. Officials determined it was the offending […]
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate has passed a Republican lawmaker’s compromise Medicaid expansion bill. Senators passed the measure 28-21 Monday. It will go next to the House for consideration. Sen. Ed Buttrey of Great Falls introduced Senate Bill 405 two weeks ago after Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposal to expand Medicaid was defeated […]
Today is Monday, March 30, the 89th day of 2015. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 30, 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with the goal of taking Vienna, which it accomplished two weeks later. On this date: In 1135, the […]
- Democrats elect Perez national chairmanATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump....
- Malaysia says airport safe, auKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin....
- In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum....
- Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not politicalOLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday....