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Chronic Wasting Disease raises concerns in Wyoming JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A deadly and degenerative wildlife disease is threatening wildlife around Jackson Hole and Cody. Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected for the first time in a Star Valley mule deer, and two doe mule deer near Cody tested positive in April. The disease […]
Suspect arrested in beating death of 18-year-old Arlee man POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana woman says her family, including two children, lived for more than two months in a trailer with the decomposing body of her husband’s 18-year-old cousin in the shower, covered with clothes. The body of Robert Warner was found […]
Gruesome hot spring death highlights problems at Yellowstone BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials say the death of a tourist who strayed from a boardwalk and fell into a high-temperature acidic spring in Yellowstone National Park offers a grisly reminder for visitors to follow park rules. Rangers suspended efforts to recover the body of 23-year-old […]
Vincent, Palmer move on; pool bond passes Silver-Bow County voters overwhelmingly passed Butte’s waterpark proposal while narrowing the crowded chief executive race to two candidates during Tuesday’s primary election. Incumbent Matt Vincent and Commissioner Dave Palmer advanced to November’s general election in the chief executive race. Vincent received 28 percent of the vote to top […]
President, governor top draws of Montana elections HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Many of the top races in Montana’s primary elections have already been decided, or else they’re not really contests at all. The real election fights are being waged down the ballot in the state Legislature. Hillary Clinton secured enough delegates Monday to lock […]
Reductions in coal severance taxes hurting libraries BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Reductions in revenue for Montana libraries because of cuts in coal severance taxes are prompting cutbacks in money spent on research databases. In some cases, students are being forced to rely on the internet for research because libraries are losing access to scholarly […]
Man who put Yellowstone bison calf in SUV pleads guilty YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A federal magistrate has imposed $735 in fines, fees and compensation on a Canadian man who loaded a bison calf he came across in Yellowstone National Park into his SUV because he thought it was cold. The calf […]
3 arraigned in connection with prison drug smuggling case MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate, a former inmate and a former prison laundry worker have been arraigned on federal drug distribution charges that prosecutors say came to light during an investigation into drug smuggling at the prison in Deer Lodge. The […]
State judge rules money race in bid for Supreme Court HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Outside, independent groups have long been expected to pour money into a three-way race for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court, but that money has yet to materialize as the June 7 primary approaches. Even so, lots of […]
- 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....