Charter schools bill faces uncertain future in Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democrat’s proposal to establish a statewide charter school system faces an uncertain future in Montana, even as Republicans hailed it as an opportunity to lift struggling schools. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder wants to establish a seven-member charter school […]
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 […]
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 […]
First Half Play by Play Austin Davis color Ron Davis Second Half Story from Buttesports.com By Bruce Sayler This game was all about tenses — intense, present tense and future tense — as the Butte High boys rode a hot first half to a 46-36 win over their Butte Central counterparts Thursday night. The 2017 […]
The Latest: Session convenes as legislators are sworn in HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The 90-day session of the Montana Legislature is underway. The spouses and children of lawmakers filled the House chamber Monday as Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice swore in the 100 representatives. In the Senate chamber, Justice Laurie McKinnon administered the oath […]
FBI not actively seeking suspects in woman’s car trunk death HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The FBI is not actively seeking any suspects in the case of a Montana woman who was found dead in the trunk of her car in Spokane, Washington after telling her family she had been abducted from a rest stop […]
First Half play by play Paul Panisko, color John Thatcher Second Half
Chaotic presidential race could affect turnout in Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican challenger Greg Gianforte have spent more than a year trying to win over Montana voters. But there’s one factor that’s out of their control and foremost in voters’ minds Tuesday: the presidential election. University of Montana […]
Hunters get their own restricted big-game hunting zone BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Hunters using bows and arrows, shotguns or muzzleloaders will be using a restricted hunting zone in Montana to increase safety in suburban areas while hunting deer and elk. However, there are limits, especially for modern muzzleloaders that bear little resemblance to the […]
Marko Lucich steps down Marko Lucich is stepping down as the executive director of Butte’s Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Colin Higgins told chamber members in letter that Lucich is resigning to concentrate on his health and well-being. Lucich, who has directed the Chamber for 13 years, has been on an unpaid leave since August […]
- 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....