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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 […]
- Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigationWASHINGTON (AP) -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday....
- Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civiliansBAGHDAD (AP) -- A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday....
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- Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-runBANGKOK (AP) -- The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one […]