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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 […]
- Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat levelMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert - the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking […]
- Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attackMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time....
- Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meetROME (AP) -- Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed....
- Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) -- Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them....