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County spends Superfund trust money without board OK (Information in the following story is from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com) BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte-Silver Bow County has spent or committed more than $1 million of Superfund money without approval from the board that oversees the funds. The move irked some members of the board […]
Story from CMT.com by CMT.com Staff Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line were the country winners at Sunday night’s (May 17) Billboard Music Awards, and Taylor Swift proved her foray into straight-ahead pop music was an award-winning decision. Aldean won two awards – top country album for Old Boots, New Dirt and top country […]
Tribes ask feds to reject permit for coal-export project SEATTLE (AP) — Leaders from nine Native American tribes have urged the Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for a proposed coal-export terminal near Bellingham, Washington. The leaders from Washington, British Columbia and Montana met in Seattle on Thursday to oppose the Gateway Pacific […]
Judiciary seeks to reverse order preserving judge’s emails BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a federal judicial committee have asked a court to reconsider its order for officials to preserve hundreds of racist and otherwise inappropriate emails from Montana’s former Chief U.S. District Judge. The attorneys said in recent court filings that the order threatens […]
New law will allow rideshare companies to operate in Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new law will allow rideshare firms like Uber to operate in Montana, but some taxi drivers say it does not include enough regulation. The measure signed by Gov. Steve Bullock last week repeals state restrictions that allowed taxi and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is the top contender for the 2015 CMT Music Awards with five nominations. CMT announced Wednesday that Underwood scored two nominations for video of the year with the Grammy-winning “Something in the Water” and “Somethin’ Bad,” her duet with Miranda Lambert. Underwood also earned two nominations for female […]
Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. oil industry is challenging new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail. The American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to block a requirement that railroad […]
New trial date set for Butte homicide case after mistrial (Information in the following story is from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com) BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A new trial for a 25-year-old man accused of beating his father to death in 2008 has been set for Sept. 8 in Butte District Court. The Montana Standard […]
Justice Department OKs Missoula police rape response changes MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Department of Justice officials say the Missoula Police Department has made all of the changes required after federal investigators found gender bias in how the city responds to reports of sexual assault. Vanita Gupta of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division […]
Hamilton shooting leaves 1 wounded, another in custody HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A shooting in Hamilton has left one man wounded and another man in custody. Hamilton Police Chief Ryan Oster says the shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Saturday at an apartment complex. Oster says police found a wounded 29-year-old man who was taken […]
- 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....