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State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior say they’ll seek compensation for environmental damages caused by a 30,000-gallon pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River. Most of the oil from Bridger Pipeline Company’s 2015 spill near the North Dakota border was […]
Montana House race contrast: Navy SEAL vs Indian educator BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A decorated combat veteran warning about the threat of ISIS in America is being challenged for his U.S. House seat by a longtime educator who would become the first American Indian woman in Congress. Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat Denise Juneau present […]
Supreme Court candidate condemns political spending in race MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court race could soon set a new fundraising record, as new reports show a state political party has contributed to the nonpartisan race for the first time in decades. The Missoulian reports District Judge Dirk Sandefur and former University […]
GOP candidate sinks $5.1M into Montana governor’s race HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte has now spent more than $5.1 million of his own money to fuel his campaign against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. According to the latest campaign finance reports filed Monday, the Republican cut his campaign two $1 million checks […]
Pregame and First Half, Paul Panisko Play by Play. Ron Hasquet Color. Second Half and postgame. Story from ButteSports.com HAVRE — Make it six straight for the Montana Tech football team. This time, the Orediggers really made it look easy. Behind a five-touchdown performance by Nolan Saraceni, the No. 8 Orediggers rolled to a 63-16 […]
First Half, Paul Panisko Play by Play. Second Half. Story from ButteSports.com, By Bruce Sayler Again, Butte High tripped over the starting blocks. Again, the misfire cost the Bulldogs. They lost 49-14 to the serious ground-and-pound of star running back Ryan Arntson and the Helena High Bengals Friday night in Class AA Conference high school […]
$24M gift pushes UM to raise money for new forestry building MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana plans to raise money for a new building for its College of Forestry and Conservation after receiving a record $24 million pledge. The Missoulian reports the donation from Bill and Carolyn Franke and their children […]
Senate president seeks probe of state health department HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The president of the Montana Senate is asking legislative auditors to investigate the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. DPPHS Director Richard Opper says the request is politically motivated and without basis. Republican Sen. Debby Barrett of Dillon wants Legislative […]
Commission: Eliminate loophole in child sex abuse sentencing HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Commission on Sentencing is recommending lawmakers close a loophole in child sex abuse sentencing laws that allowed an eastern Montana man to be put on probation after pleading guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter. State prosecutor Dan Guzynski proposed Wednesday eliminating an […]
County official challenges law on nonpartisan candidates HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Lincoln County official is asking a federal judge to strike down a Montana law that bars nonpartisan candidates from campaigning as Republicans or Democrats. Clerk and Recorder Robin Benson says in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that she has a right under the First […]
- 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....