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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 […]
- UK police treating Ariana Grande concert blast as terrorismMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Police say they are treating an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England as terrorism. Greater Manchester Police says the blast killed at least 19 people, and the ambulance service says 59 people have been taken to hospitals....
- Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horrorMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- A highly anticipated night for Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after an explosion tore through the foyer of the Manchester Arena....
- Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail himJERUSALEM (AP) -- President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced Israel's leader. He solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday. He sent a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians....
- Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cutsWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years....