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Jury finds woman guilty of helping Kevin Briggs | Montana ski area back in operation after Saturday evacuation
Montana ski area back in operation after Saturday evacuation RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A southern Montana ski area resumed normal operations Sunday and weather conditions improved, allowing firefighters to attack wildfires that ignited the previous day in the state and northern Wyoming. Red Lodge Mountain ski area spokesman Jeff Carroll says the ski mountain […]
Today is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1945, during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that Germany’s main defensive line on the Western Front had been broken. On this date: […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks has sold her house in Austin, Texas, for $1.82 million. Variety reports Maines and her husband, “Agents of SHIELD” actor Adrian Pasdar, sold the house in January. It’s a 4,600-square foot yellow house built in 1938. It has a pool with a waterfall. Maines and […]
House endorses dark money bill by narrow vote | Senate blasts Medicaid expansion bill to floor for debate
Senate blasts Medicaid expansion bill to floor for debate HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Senators have voted to blast a Republican lawmaker’s Medicaid expansion bill out of committee and to the floor for debate. The motion passed by a 28-22 vote on Thursday. Sen. Ed Buttrey of Great Falls introduced Senate Bill 405 last week, touting […]
Today is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2015. There are 280 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces following a final, desperate attack by Japanese soldiers. Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, 82, […]
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been convicted of covering up for an employee who left his post for a job in Montana but kept drawing a federal salary. A federal jury in Great Falls on Wednesday convicted John Grimson Lyon of Clifton, Virginia, of wire […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Academy of Country Music will give special awards to top musicians for all the awards they’ve gotten from the Academy of Country Music. Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Brooks and Dunn will each get a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award during the ACM Awards […]
Senate advances 80 mph highway speed limit proposal | Second Senate panel hears Medicaid expansion bill
Republican proposes ‘religious freedom’ referendum HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has proposed asking voters if they want additional religious protections in the Montana Constitution. Rep. Carl Glimm of Kila says he brought House Bill 615 before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday to prioritize people’s personal beliefs above job descriptions. He gave examples such […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys says getting into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the biggest thing ever to happen to them. His bandmate, Jim Allen, says he’s only seen tears in the eyes of fellow Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban twice: when they joined the Grand Ole Opry […]
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s public school students will start taking a new standardized test this week to gauge how well they’re meeting the new Common Core educational standards. The reading and math tests are considered more difficult than the older, multiple-choice tests. Under the Common Core tests, students will be asked to find 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....