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US officials revive oil train safety order after complaints BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Emergency responders had raised worries over a new rule that did away with the requirement. Trains hauling crude from the Bakken region […]
By Nick Murray May 22, 2015 from RollingStone.com With last year’s 1989, Taylor Swift fully embraced pop, creating an album driven by synth melodies and drum-machine beats. The result outsold any other LP released in 2015, but the new approach meant that she and her crew needed to start almost from scratch when planning the subsequent tour. “I was […]
Montana’s unemployment rate falls to 4 percent in April HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in April, the lowest rate since September 2007. The state’s unemployment rate was revised to 4.2 percent in March. Gov. Steve Bullock says more people are looking for work and more people […]
Court reverses ruling on state campaign contribution limits HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a judge’s decision that would have allowed individuals and political parties to give unlimited campaign contributions to Montana candidates. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell used the […]
Father kills himself after wounding daughter in head (Information in the following story is from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com) GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Montana say a father shot his teenage daughter in the head and then shot and killed himself. Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier says the girl is hospitalized. […]
Resort founder petitions high court to spring him from jail BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for the jailed founder of Montana’s Yellowstone Club resort has filed a petition for his release with the U.S. Supreme Court. One-time billionaire Tim Blixseth has spent 30 days in jail in Great Falls on a civil contempt […]
It is our utmost honor to present the 44 individuals of the Mariah’s Challenge Scholarship Class of 2015. Scholarship recipients, you make a difference in our community and are helping make our world a better place. Thank you! #mariahschallenge #LightUpMariah
Police investigate after teen shoots friend through window (Eds: Removes member coding. With AP Photos.) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities are considering whether criminal charges are warranted against a Montana 17-year-old who fired a bullet through his bedroom window, killing his friend in a case that an investigator called an accident. The unidentified suspect […]
from CMT.com Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt collected new platinum certifications, according to the April certifications released Monday (May 18) by the RIAA. Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt” has been certified double platinum for sales and on-demand streams totaling 2 million units. Hunt’s “Take Your Time” was certified platinum for 1 million sales and streams, […]
Police: Friend fired through window in fatal shooting (Information in the following story is from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Billings police say a startled boy fired a shot through his bedroom window and killed a 15-year-old friend who was trying to wake him. The Billings Police Department statement released Monday […]
- 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....