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Wyoming minimum wage bill rolled back to federal minimum CHEYENN E, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Wyoming has been ratcheted back to match the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The amended wage change cleared its first hurdle at the state Legislature on Friday. The Wyoming Tribune […]
Brutal western US winter has been terrible for animals A heavy snowfall this winter in the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the West has caused travel delays and other problems for people. But wildlife are also suffering, from deer and elk whose food sources are buried under snow and ice to cougars that […]
Gianforte seeks to run in special election for US House HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Recent gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte plans to seek the Republican nomination in a special election for Montana’s U.S. House seat. GOP Chairman Jeff Essmann says the Bozeman businessman paid his $1,740 filing fee on Wednesday. Gianforte joins four other Republicans […]
The Latest: GOP lawmaker says governor led state to ‘crisis’ HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana House Speaker Austin Knudsen says the state is in both a budget crisis and a management crisis thanks to Gov. Steve Bullock. Knudsen delivered the Republicans’ response to the Democratic governor’s State of the State address Tuesday night to […]
Women’s second half (game joined in progress) Play by Play, Paul Panisko Men’s first half. Play by Play, Paul Panisko Men’s Second Half. Womens story from Buttesports.com GREAT FALLS — Montana Tech’s women’s basketball team got back into the win column Saturday. Martha Dembek scored 17 points and Monica Landdeck and Rachel Farris each added […]
Missoula lawyer named US bankruptcy judge for Montana BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula attorney has been named U.S. bankruptcy judge for Montana. The Montana Standard reported Saturday that Benjamin Phillip Hursh will serve a 14-year term starting Feb. 1. A formal appointment ceremony will be held Feb. 3 in Butte. Hursh, a partner in […]
Brimming toxic pit nears critical level after bird deaths BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Residents of the Montana mining city of Butte say the deaths of more than 3,000 snow geese should be a wake-up call for the future of a former open pit mine that is filled with 50 billion gallons of acidic, metal-laden […]
3 Montana students expelled after arson at high school HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena school board has voted to expel three 13-year-olds charged with the arson of a high school that officials say caused close to $3 million in damage and canceled classes for two days. The Independent Record reports that the unanimous vote […]
Jury clears Butte officer who shot, killed armed man BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A jury has cleared a Butte police officer of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who authorities say pulled a gun on the officer as he responded to a domestic disturbance. The Montana Standard reports that the jury’s decision Tuesday […]
- 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....