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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 […]
- French vote for president in litmus test for Europe's futurePARIS (AP) -- Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world....
- 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes racePARIS (AP) -- From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined - and often have been overshadowed during the campaign - by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, […]
- Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battlesWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall....