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1 pleads not guilty, 1 denied release in Bundy case in Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another defendant pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges in Las Vegas stemming from an armed confrontation between backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and government agents two years ago. Peter Santilli identified himself as a radio talk […]
CMT News Miranda Lambert and Kelsea Ballerini are just two of the artists who will be collaborating with rock and pop musicians during the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards taking place Sunday (April 3) in Las Vegas. Lambert will team up with Keith Urban and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons for a take on […]
Illegal coordination alleged in lawmaker’s corruption trial HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former staffer for an anti-union nonprofit says state Rep. Art Wittich illegally coordinated with her group during his 2010 campaign. The Helena Independent Record reports Sarah Arnold, who worked for National Right to Work, testified Tuesday that the Republican lawmaker had to […]
Arguments made in Montana lawmaker’s trial HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for the Montana commissioner of political practices says a state lawmaker received thousands of dollars’ worth of services from corporations that he never reported for his 2010 election campaign. Special Attorney General Gene Jarussi told jurors Monday that Rep. Art Wittich of […]
Federal cutbacks reduce funds for national park trail work BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Changes made at the federal level that alter the way money is doled out between the different regions of the Forest Service could have a significant impact at the Custer Gallatin National Forest. The trail maintenance budget is down about $90,000, […]
On this glorious Easter weekend, here are a few religious country music songs to play: Songs for Easter Sunday He’s Alive – Dolly Parton I’m Heaven Bound – Jamey Johnson Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood I Know Where Heaven Is – Halfway to Hazard * Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis This Ain’t […]
US to consider sharp hike in royalties from coal mines BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will consider hiking royalty rates by 50 percent on coal extracted from massive strip mines on public lands under a pending overhaul of a U.S. Interior Department program. The first outlines of a planned three-year evaluation of the […]
Billboard News In two weeks, American Idol will dim the lights forever, but not before going out with a bang. The series’ three-night grand finale will include performances by Idol superstars Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who will return to the stage on April 7. The Fox singing competition will kick off the three-night event […]
Questions continue to fly over governor’s use of state plane HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s offer to partly reimburse the state when his official trips on a government-owned airplane coincide with campaign events isn’t good enough for some Republican lawmakers. They say the Democrat should be billed for more of the […]
Arguments filed to Supreme Court in closed-primary lawsuit HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for Montana and the state Republican Party have filed their arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court about whether or not the GOP should allow only registered party members to vote in its June 7 primary elections. Now it’s up to the […]
- 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....