Worker hit, killed in construction zone on Interstate 90 BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a worker was hit and killed by a vehicle in a construction zone on Interstate 90 in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the woman, whose name and age have not been released, was run over near Livingston […]
State launches online boater invasive species training BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Training courses and certification that will allow boaters to bypass decontamination stations at two Montana reservoirs is now available online. The Billings Gazette reports the state has been stepping up its efforts to keep Montana waters safe following last fall’s discovery of invasive mussel […]
Remote control boat launches successfully in toxic pit BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A remote-controlled boat has been successfully launched into a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall. The Montana Standard reports Wednesday’s launch in the Berkeley Pit came after a failed attempt last week due to mechanical errors […]
State starts testing new tracking system for rape kits HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Department of Justice is entering the state’s backlog of rape kits into a new system that will track and monitor the status of the kits. The Independent Record reports several sexual assault kits from eastern Montanan arrived in Helena […]
House panel rejects $33M infrastructure bill by Republicans HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A House panel has rejected an infrastructure bill to use bonds to fund $33 million worth of public works projects across Montana. The House Appropriations Committee voted 13-9 against the bill on Monday. The measure had angered Democrats by removing several large […]
Montana Republicans reject attempts to restore budget cuts HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican members of the Montana House Appropriations Committee are resisting efforts by Democrats to restore proposed budget cuts to government agencies and programs. The committee rejected multiple amendments Thursday on party line votes to add back money to the 2018-2019 budget. They […]
Montana House Races to Meet Mid-session Deadline HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House is racing to beat a mid-session deadline to consider a final slate of bills before adjourning for a break later this week. The state Senate broke Friday for a weeklong recess and will return next Monday to wade through a […]
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 […]
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