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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Democratic governor has vetoed more bills from this year’s Republican-controlled Legislature than he had at this point after the 2013 session. Gov. Steve Bullock had shot down 34 bills by the end of the day Wednesday. He still as at least 150 more bills to consider. All but two of […]
Today is Thursday, April 30, the 120th day of 2015. There are 245 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 30, 1945, as Soviet troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. On this date: In 1789, George Washington […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kellie Pickler is doing a line of home goods inspired by her great-grandmother. It’s called Selma Drye By Kellie Pickler and it includes items like candles, frames, pillows, dishes, aprons and furniture. Pickler says her great-grandmother had “a simple, loving touch” that made her house a home. Pickler’s business partner with the […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw are starting to rub off on Nelly. His manager, J. Erving, tells Billboard Nelly is working on a country EP. It will be called “Heartland” but Erving did not give a release date. Erving says Nelly is one of the first hip-hop acts to jump […]
Montana Gov. signs Medicaid expansion into law | Session ends early with typical number of bills passed
Session ends early with typical number of bills passed HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers went home this week having secured a budget proposal and passing a typical amount of legislation. The Republican-led Legislature passed 565 bills this year, almost exactly the average number of each of the last five sessions. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock […]
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Merle Haggard finally has his high school diploma at the age of 78. The Bakersfield Californian reports Bakersfield High School principal David Reese presented Haggard with a diploma Saturday before Haggard’s show in Bakersfield. Haggard pointed out he only went to the school nine days. Haggard skipped school starting with the […]
Delivery man found shot to death inside truck near Lancaster | California touts aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gases
California touts aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gases SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under an ambitious plan announced by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor issued an executive order Wednesday to set a target of reducing emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels over the next 15 years. […]
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man who apparently “liked” a Crimestoppers Facebook posting that listed him as one of Cascade County’s “most wanted” in April has been arrested. The Great Falls Tribune reports 23-year-old Levi Charles Reardon made an initial appearance in District Court Monday on a warrant charging him with felony forgery. He […]
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Chouteau County have identified the man who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 87 near Loma. The sheriff’s office tells the Great Falls Tribune that 46-year-old Joseph Buckman Jr. died in the crash Sunday afternoon. The Montana Highway Patrol says the car Buckman was […]
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) — Miranda Lambert never wrote a song for a movie before Reese Witherspoon asked her for one for her upcoming film, “Hot Pursuit.” Lambert says as a songwriter, she’s used to telling her own story, while this was a case of doing it for a couple of characters. Lambert says Witherspoon was […]
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