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Settlement forces US to decide whether 9 species endangered BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator snapping turtles in the South and seven other species. Deadlines for the decisions to be made over the next several […]
2 dead in western Montana plane crash MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a single-engine plane crashed on the edge of Interstate 90 southeast of Missoula. The Missoulian reports that the victims of the Sunday crash near the Rock Creek Airport have not yet been identified. Missoula County sheriff’s Capt. […]
Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe has begun a 4,800-mile road trip with a 22-foot-tall totem pole in tow. The Lummi Nation embarked on its fourth “totem journey” since 2012 to galvanize opposition to coal and crude oil projects it says could […]
Anti-marijuana initiative sponsor won’t appeal judge’s order HELENA, Mont. (AP) â The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law says he won’t appeal a Flathead County judge’s order denying his request to place the measure on November’s ballot. District Judge Heidi Ulbricht on Tuesday rejected Billings car dealer Steve Zabawa’s […]
Trailer burns, evacuations ordered as new wildfires spread MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A trailer has burned and about two dozen homes have been evacuated as aircraft dropped retardant to beat back a new fire burning north of Missoula. KECI-TV reports the trailer’s resident is safe. Lolo National Forest spokesman Boyd Hartwig says the fire is […]
County takes over energy company building BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte-Silver Bow County is taking ownership of the former NorthWestern Energy building after buyer couldn’t be found, costing taxpayers about $1,000 a month for upkeep until it can be sold. The city agreed to take the building if NorthWestern couldn’t sell it in an […]
Court rejects request to block research ballot measure HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a request to block a November ballot initiative that would authorize $200 million in state bonds over 10 years for medical research. Three labor unions, a taxpayers’ group and three state legislators, had asked the high […]
Former Great Falls man charged with killing veteran GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Great Falls man is charged with killing a disabled military veteran in February, hiding his body and using the victim’s debit card to steal his veteran’s benefits. The Great Falls Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for […]
Butte man who inspired Our Lady of the Rockies has died BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A man whose gratitude for his wife’s recovery from a serious illness inspired the creation of a 90-foot statue of the Virgin Mary on the Continental Divide overlooking Butte has died. Family members said Bob O’Bill died Sunday in Great […]
- Democrats elect Perez national chairmanATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump....
- Malaysia says airport safe, auKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin....
- In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum....
- Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not politicalOLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday....