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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
- Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigationWASHINGTON (AP) -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday....
- Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civiliansBAGHDAD (AP) -- A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday....
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- Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-runBANGKOK (AP) -- The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one […]