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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 […]
- 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 […]