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House supports bill calling for child abuse prevention plan HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would require the state health department to work with other organizations to develop a plan to prevent child abuse and neglect. The House supported the bill 71-28 Monday after some discussion over whether […]
Justice Department wants another state morgue in Billings BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Department of Justice would like to have a state morgue in Billings as part of its effort to improve medical examiner services for the eastern part of the state. DOJ spokesman Eric Sell tells The Billings Gazette that the agency has […]
Legislative panel OKs bill to close loophole in incest law HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legislative committee has unanimously endorsed a bill meant to close a loophole in Montana law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to be charged with incest involving a parent. The measure approved Wednesday clarifies that a person who is younger than […]
First Half Play by Play, Paul Panisko. Color, John Thatcher Second Half Story from Buttesports.com By Bruce Sayler Butte High won on the boards, but not on the scoreboard, which produces the only stat that really matters to competitors like players and coaches. Top-ranked Bozeman escaped the Butte Civic Center with a 42-38 Eastern […]
Colstrip owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers say Talen Energy is pushing for a tax reduction to keep two units of the Colstrip power plant open until 2022. House Speaker Austin Knudsen said Tuesday that two of the four units of the coal-fired power […]
Montana lawmakers reject doctor residency expansion HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers have rejected a $400,000 request to expand a state program to train doctors. The Helena Independent Record reports that the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Education did not approve an expansion request from Montana’s Graduate Medical Education program. Doctors said the money would […]
First Half Play by Play, Paul Panisko. Color John Thatcher Second Half BILLINGS — Montana Tech sophomore guard Lukas Vining scored more than 20 points for the fourth straight game Friday night. Unfortunately for the Orediggers, it was once again in a losing effort. Chad Kananen came off the bench to score 19 points […]
- 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....