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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, […]
- 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....