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State to create new Office of American Indian Health, City of Missoula wins legal fight to buy water system
State to create new Office of American Indian Health HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed an executive order to establish a state Office of American Indian Health, saying the current health care system in Indian Country limits access to quality health care services and providers. Bullock issued the directive Tuesday afternoon with […]
Montana Developmental Center closure panel starts work, Teen who died in police pursuit was driving stolen vehicle
Montana Developmental Center closure panel starts work HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A committee appointed to help guide the closure of Montana’s center for the developmentally disabled in Boulder has heard the troubled history and ongoing woes at the facility, which has 25 vacant staff positions and lost its license in May. The 15-member Montana […]
‘Django and Jimmie’ Review: Two country masters reunite for an album about their heroes, memories and friendship.
By Barry Mazor, From the Wall Street Journal. wsj.com It’s either an astonishing wonder or no wonder at all. Willie Nelson is 82 now, Merle Haggard is 78, and in their new collaboration, “Django and Jimmie,” released last week on Sony ’s Legacy Recordings, they have one of the strongest, most engaging country albums […]
Bozeman man facing rape charges asks for dismissal BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A 29-year-old man accused of attempted rape says he’s suffered from panic attacks and depression while waiting for his case to go to trial. Kevin Briggs testified on Friday as part of his motion to have the rape case dismissed, arguing that […]
Lobbyists spend $5.8 million at 2015 Montana Legislature HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lobbyists spent at least $5.8 million to influence Montana lawmakers and the issues they discussed this year. Preliminary data from the Commissioner of Political Practices shows lobbying spending in 2015 remained at about the same level as it was over the last […]
Court sends coal pollution rules back to EPA BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down pollution rules intended to reduce haze in the atmosphere from the burning of coal in Montana for electricity consumed across the Pacific Northwest. Haze reduces visibility and is caused by nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide […]
FAMILY KILLED-SUICIDE ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) — Law enforcement officers say a southwestern Montana man told an acquaintance that he shot his family at their one-room cabin because his wife had been “mocking him and riding him all day.” Anaconda-Deer Lodge Police Chief Tim Barkell on Tuesday released the names of those killed in the quadruple […]
DEER LODGE, Mont. — Augustine “Mike” Bournes carried an anti-government streak that was the product of a run-in with the law 20 years ago, leading him to build an off-the-grid cabin for his family in remote, southwestern Montana, miles away from any neighbors. His wife, Arie Arlynn Lee, was more sociable and was trying to […]
Police: Montana man kills wife, 3 young children then self DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Montana are investigating after a man shot and killed his wife and three children, set a fire in the family’s one-room cabin and then killed himself. Anaconda-Deer Lodge Police Chief Tim Barkell says the shootings happened Sunday […]
Family of 5 dead in murder-suicide near Deer Lodge DEER LODGE – A family of five is dead after a man shot and killed his 37-year-old wife and their three young children at their home near Deer Lodge.According to Anaconda-Deer Lodge County coroner Jerry Thomas, the shooting happened Sunday morning at a residence near […]
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