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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 […]
- 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....