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Campers in national forests worried about target shooting GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Campers in Montana’s national forests are getting skittish as more sportsmen take advantage of rules that allow target shooting, even though they comply with the rules. The rules bar target shooting 150 yards of a residence, a building, or campsite or […]
The Latest: Trump holds rally before cheering Montana crowd BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump says he came to Montana because he wanted his campaign to stop in every state, but now he plans to focus on 15 key states he needs to win November’s election. Trump spoke for about 50 minutes in Billings […]
Anti-abortion group files federal lawsuit to stop state case HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An anti-abortion group is asking a federal judge to prevent Montana’s commissioner of political practices from seeking penalties against it for mailings it sent during the 2012 Republican primary elections. The National Pro-Life Alliance says in its lawsuit filed Tuesday the mailings […]
Gianforte raises $250,000, including $150,000 from loans HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Greg Gianforte has loaned his gubernatorial campaign $150,000 during the latest campaign finance reporting period. The Bozeman businessman also reports receiving more than $100,000 in donations in the period. The loans add to the $272,000 Gianforte has given his campaign. Statewide office […]
Interest in solar power soaring in Montana GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Interest in solar power is soaring in Montana because of the state’s sunny skies and profit potential. But the Great Falls Tribunes reports that NorthWestern Energy, the largest public utility in Montana, is seeking a sharp cut in rates set by the […]
Guard accused of smuggling drugs into Montana State Prison HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison guard has been accused smuggling methamphetamine and marijuana into the prison in exchange for cash. A federal grand jury indicted Martin Reap on conspiracy, drug possession, drug distribution and bribery charges earlier this month. Reap pleaded not […]
The Latest: Montana officials seek stay on campaign limits HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl clarified the campaign contribution limits for political action committees. While limits on individual contributions will rise modestly, the cap on political action committees will spike dramatically, he said, particularly in gubernatorial campaigns. PACs can now […]
The Latest: Lawyer says Indian land buy effort to need money BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for an American Indian group says U.S. officials will need more money from Congress to cover the costs of an initiative to return land on reservations to tribal ownership. John Dossett with the National Congress of American […]
US wildfire-fighters making plans for 2016 season The nation’s primary wildfire-fighters are getting ready for the 2016 season, which is expected to be worse than average in Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest. U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will meet with regional forest officials Tuesday to discuss plans and […]
Bernie Sanders rallies on Wednesday in Missoula, Billings BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders plans a pair of Montana rallies Wednesday as he seeks to stir support ahead of the state’s June 7 Democratic presidential primary. A 12:30 p.m. event hosted by the Vermont senator is scheduled at Caras Park Pavilion in […]
- 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....