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Combat veteran shot in confrontation with police KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a bomb blast in Iraq was the victim of a police shooting in Kalispell. Police Chief Roger Nasset says 30-year-old Ryan Pengelly was shot by two officers after pointing a rifle at them […]
Appeals court says one-time billionaire will stay in jail BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court says a one-time billionaire blamed for driving a posh Montana resort into bankruptcy will stay in jail while a judge tries to force him to reveal what happened to his fortune. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]
Deal averts Montana coal mine shutdown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A central Montana coal mine that cut about 20 percent of its workforce last month has reached an agreement with environmentalists and state regulators that’s intended to avoid a major shutdown. Monday’s deal comes as a declining coal market leaves the future of some […]
Montana State Parks sees third straight visitation record HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State parks in Montana saw a third consecutive year of record use in 2015. Montana’s state parks recorded more than 2.48 million visitors last year — up 11 percent from the previous record in 2014 and 34 percent above the 10-year average. […]
Montana’s US attorney announces end of child porn ring MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana has announced the end of a yearslong investigation that resulted in 21 convictions of men involved in an online forum created by a Montana man that allowed members to exchange child pornography. The […]
Montana begins issuing newly designed driver’s licenses HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has begun issuing its newly designed driver’s licenses and identification cards. The Department of Justice says the new cards include features such as barcodes and security backgrounds designed to reduce fraud and identity theft. The background graphic on the new card was […]
Government agencies to cull up to 900 Yellowstone bison BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government agencies aim to kill or remove up to 900 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the animals’ annual migration into Montana. Park officials on Tuesday released details of plans for 600 to […]
Cooney sworn in as lieutenant governor HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former secretary of state Mike Cooney was sworn in as Montana’s lieutenant governor on Monday morning. Gov. Steve Bullock named Cooney as his third lieutenant governor last Wednesday. Cooney had been working as deputy commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry. The lieutenant […]
Greg Gianforte made $220M over 10 years HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Greg Gianforte has reported $220.5 million in income since 2005. The Bozeman entrepreneur released 10 years of federal and state income tax returns after a request by The Associated Press. He is exploring a run for governor in 2016. Gianforte […]
Huff Post: by Arlene Nisson Lassin This year, instead of making my usual list (mental or written) of New Year’s Resolutions, I am writing my New Year’s Non-Resolutions. I am sharing them here as a public service, because I believe we all need to be freed from the shackles of these silly resolutions. For starters, […]
- GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in WashingtonThe Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era....
- Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health billWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare....
- Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures severalCINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded nightclub with a history of violence, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said....
- Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstaclesWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own....