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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 […]
- 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....