Montana travelers reminded of upcoming Real ID requirements BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Travel professionals are reminding their customers that Montana’s state-issued driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as a valid form of identification for commercial flights next year. The Billings Gazette reports that beginning Jan. 22, passengers must produce a passport or some other […]
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 candidates set limits on taking PAC money HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican candidates for Montana’s U.S. House election are setting self-imposed limits to the outside money their campaigns will accept. Democratic candidate Rob Quist’s campaign released a statement Wednesday that says the musician won’t accept any money from political […]
Wyoming man due to plead guilty in Montana double murder BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 19-year-old Wyoming man is set to plead guilty to a double-murder on Montana’s Crow Reservation under an agreement with federal prosecutors that would send him to prison for life. Jesus Deniz Mendoza was scheduled to appear at a Tuesday […]
The Latest: Musician Rob Quist wins Democratic nomination HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Popular musician Rob Quist has won the Democratic nomination for Montana’s special election to fill Ryan Zinke’s U.S. House seat. Party members from across the state selected Quist on Sunday over seven other candidates during a special nominating convention in Helena. Quist […]
Lawsuit over accommodations for disabled inmates settled HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections and the ACLU of Montana have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Montana State Prison. The Department of Corrections has agreed to provide reasonable accommodations for inmates with […]
Cannons, laser, radars planned to keep birds from toxic pit HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big guns. Literally. Montana Resources and BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. are […]
First Half (joined in progress) Paul Panisko- Play by Play. John Thatcher- Color. Second Half. Story from Buttesports.com By Bruce Sayler This part of the Frontier Conference college women’s basketball marathon boiled down to the sprints. A fast start, exhausting attack and relentless defense ignited Montana Tech’s 78-54 win over Carroll on Tuesday night in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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