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  • Polls: Trump, Democrats, GOP all unpopular

    Polls: Trump, Democrats, GOP all unpopular

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:43:56 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)

    A pair of polls released Sunday showed President Donald Trump approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support any modern president. 

    A pair of polls released Sunday showed President Donald Trump approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support any modern president. 

  • Photo shoot helps homeless pets

    Photo shoot helps homeless pets

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:53:54 GMT
    Rudi Marten shooting pictures at Rimrock Mall on Sunday.Rudi Marten shooting pictures at Rimrock Mall on Sunday.

    Some special pictures will help a photography business and lost and homeless pets. Clark Marten Photography set up at the Rimrock Mall Sunday afternoon. 

    Some special pictures will help a photography business and lost and homeless pets. Clark Marten Photography set up at the Rimrock Mall Sunday afternoon. 

  • Trump Jr. talks about preserving American traditions

    Trump Jr. talks about preserving American traditions

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:26:22 GMT
    Donald Trump Jr. at rally for Greg Gianforte on Friday.Donald Trump Jr. at rally for Greg Gianforte on Friday.

    The son of the President campaigned in Montana this weekend. Donald Trump Jr. helped Republican Greg Gianforte in his race against Rob Quist in the special election to  replace Ryan Zinke, now the Interior Secretary.

    The son of the President campaigned in Montana this weekend. Donald Trump Jr. helped Republican Greg Gianforte in his race against Rob Quist in the special election to  replace Ryan Zinke, now the Interior Secretary.

  • Four-year-old falls out of moving bus

    Four-year-old falls out of moving bus

    Sunday, April 23 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-04-23 18:34:12 GMT
    Video from a dash cam captures a 4-year-old girl falling out of the back of a moving bus.Video from a dash cam captures a 4-year-old girl falling out of the back of a moving bus.

    It's a scene that would make any parent shudder... a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway.

    It's a scene that would make any parent shudder... a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway.

  • Be kind, rewind: Blockbuster stores kept open in Alaska

    Be kind, rewind: Blockbuster stores kept open in Alaska

    Sunday, April 23 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-04-23 16:40:06 GMT
    Despite the company’s bankruptcy and the rise of Netflix, there are still a handful of Blockbuster stores open for business. (CBS News)Despite the company’s bankruptcy and the rise of Netflix, there are still a handful of Blockbuster stores open for business. (CBS News)

    “I can’t tell you how many business cards I’ve given out to people ‘cause they literally do not believe that I’m from Blockbuster,” said Kevin Daymude.

    “I can’t tell you how many business cards I’ve given out to people ‘cause they literally do not believe that I’m from Blockbuster,” said Kevin Daymude.

  • Convicted rapist goes missing at Montana State Prison

    Convicted rapist goes missing at Montana State Prison

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:37:02 GMT
    Lamar (MSP)Lamar (MSP)

    An inmate at the Montana State Prison forced the prison on lockdown Saturday.

    An inmate at the Montana State Prison forced the prison on lockdown Saturday.

  • VP Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

    VP Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:21:36 GMT

    US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States would "honor" a refugee resettlement agreement forged with Australia in the closing days of the Obama administration, despite it previously being described by US President Donald Trump as a "dumb deal." 

    US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States would "honor" a refugee resettlement agreement forged with Australia in the closing days of the Obama administration, despite it previously being described by US President Donald Trump as a "dumb deal." 

  • Erin Moran, "Happy Days" star, dead

    Erin Moran, "Happy Days" star, dead

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:30:13 GMT
    Erin Moran 1960-2017Erin Moran 1960-2017

    “Happy Days” actress Erin Moran has passed away, according to authorities. 

    “Happy Days” actress Erin Moran has passed away, according to authorities. 

  • Playhouse Parade arrives at Rimrock Mall

    Playhouse Parade arrives at Rimrock Mall

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:12:36 GMT
    Contractors work on playhouse at Rimrock MallContractors work on playhouse at Rimrock Mall

    The 15th annual Playhouse Parade starts next week and crews brought some of the structures to Rimrock Mall on Saturday.

    The 15th annual Playhouse Parade starts next week and crews brought some of the structures to Rimrock Mall on Saturday.

  • Women learn about salary negotiations

    Women learn about salary negotiations

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:53:03 GMT

    According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women make about 73 percent of what men are payed in Montana. Negotiating salary is one factor in that difference. 

    According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women make about 73 percent of what men are payed in Montana. Negotiating salary is one factor in that difference. 

  • Billings water walk brings fresh water to Africa

    Billings water walk brings fresh water to Africa

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:33:26 GMT

    Walk for Water has led to the drilling of wells to help people get clean water in Africa. Several organizations made up the 10th annual walk at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday.

    Walk for Water has led to the drilling of wells to help people get clean water in Africa. Several organizations made up the 10th annual walk at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday.

  • Brick-and-mortar stores closing at epic pace

    Brick-and-mortar stores closing at epic pace

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:06:41 GMT
    This week it was Bebe. Last month it was Staples. In February it was JCPenney. Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures this year than ever. Brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a research report released earlier this month that it's possible more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will close their doors in 2017. For comparison, the report says 2,056 stores closed down in 2016 and 5,077 were shuttered in 2015. The worst ...
    This week it was Bebe. Last month it was Staples. In February it was JCPenney. Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures this year than ever. Brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a research report released earlier this month that it's possible more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will close their doors in 2017. For comparison, the report says 2,056 stores closed down in 2016 and 5,077 were shuttered in 2015. The worst ...
  • Air marshal leaves gun in airplane bathroom

    Air marshal leaves gun in airplane bathroom

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:27:16 GMT

    A federal air marshal on a transatlantic flight left her loaded service weapon in the airplane's bathroom, where it was discovered by a passenger who gave it to a crew member before it was returned to the federal agent. The incident happened aboard Delta flight 221, which was traveling from Manchester, United Kingdom, to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 6, and was reported to the air marshal's management days later. In a statement the TSA would confirm only ...

    A federal air marshal on a transatlantic flight left her loaded service weapon in the airplane's bathroom, where it was discovered by a passenger who gave it to a crew member before it was returned to the federal agent. The incident happened aboard Delta flight 221, which was traveling from Manchester, United Kingdom, to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 6, and was reported to the air marshal's management days later. In a statement the TSA would confirm only ...

  • March for Science: Protesters take to the streets in defense of science

    March for Science: Protesters take to the streets in defense of science

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-04-22 18:37:42 GMT

    Crowds of people are marching Saturday in the United States and around the world in support of science and evidence-based research in a protest fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump's environmental and energy policies. Besides the main march in Washington, organizers said more than 600 "satellite" marches were due to take place globally in a protest timed to coincide with Earth Day. "Today we have a great many lawmakers -- not just here but aro...

    Crowds of people are marching Saturday in the United States and around the world in support of science and evidence-based research in a protest fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump's environmental and energy policies. Besides the main march in Washington, organizers said more than 600 "satellite" marches were due to take place globally in a protest timed to coincide with Earth Day. "Today we have a great many lawmakers -- not just here but aro...

  • American Airlines employee allegedly hits woman with a stroller, narrowly missing baby

    American Airlines employee allegedly hits woman with a stroller, narrowly missing baby

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-22 18:05:41 GMT
    A mother sobs after an American Airline employee allegedly hit her in the face with a stroller. (Video courtesy of Surain Adyanthaya on Facebook)A mother sobs after an American Airline employee allegedly hit her in the face with a stroller. (Video courtesy of Surain Adyanthaya on Facebook)

    A dispute between passengers and an American Airlines employee is bringing another black eye to the airline industry, just weeks after a violent confrontation on a United plane went viral. The latest incident occurred Friday on an American flight that was getting ready to take off from San Francisco to Dallas.  A video posted to Facebook captured the moments after an employee allegedly took a stroller from a woman and hit her with it, narrowly missing the baby in her ...

    A dispute between passengers and an American Airlines employee is bringing another black eye to the airline industry, just weeks after a violent confrontation on a United plane went viral. The latest incident occurred Friday on an American flight that was getting ready to take off from San Francisco to Dallas.  A video posted to Facebook captured the moments after an employee allegedly took a stroller from a woman and hit her with it, narrowly missing the baby in her ...

  • Roads open for the season at Yellowstone National Park

    Roads open for the season at Yellowstone National Park

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:32:36 GMT
    Yellowstone National Park is open for tourism (MTN News photo)Yellowstone National Park is open for tourism (MTN News photo)

    The roads are back open at Yellowstone and after a record number of tourists last year, the park is expecting even more this year.  "Last year we had over 4.2 million visitors to the park," said Linda Veress, Yellowstone National Park spokesperson.  "We try to serve the population of tourists that come here," said Francesca Monte, owner of Out West T's in Gardiner.  Tourism in the park brought in over $680 million to local communities last year, a...

    The roads are back open at Yellowstone and after a record number of tourists last year, the park is expecting even more this year.  "Last year we had over 4.2 million visitors to the park," said Linda Veress, Yellowstone National Park spokesperson.  "We try to serve the population of tourists that come here," said Francesca Monte, owner of Out West T's in Gardiner.  Tourism in the park brought in over $680 million to local communities last year, a...

  • Mumps outbreak reported at university

    Mumps outbreak reported at university

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:29:20 GMT
    There have been six reported cases of mumps at the University of Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota Facebook)There have been six reported cases of mumps at the University of Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota Facebook)
    University of Minnesota health officials are warning students about a mumps outbreak on campus, CBS Minnesota reports. So far there have been six reported cases, campus health officials say.  It’s considered highly contagious and the disease is spread by coughing, sneezing or sharing items that you eat or drink. The symptoms are pretty clear, puffy cheeks, a swollen jaw accompanied by a fever, headaches and loss of appetite. “I’ve been at Boynton H...
    University of Minnesota health officials are warning students about a mumps outbreak on campus, CBS Minnesota reports. So far there have been six reported cases, campus health officials say.  It’s considered highly contagious and the disease is spread by coughing, sneezing or sharing items that you eat or drink. The symptoms are pretty clear, puffy cheeks, a swollen jaw accompanied by a fever, headaches and loss of appetite. “I’ve been at Boynton H...
  • Miles City fire destroys trailer home, kills pets

    Miles City fire destroys trailer home, kills pets

    Saturday, April 22 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 17:00:37 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)
    Emergency crews responded to a structure fire at 2330 Valley Drive East in Miles City at 11:30 p.m. on Friday. A joint response from Miles City Fire and Rescue and the Custer County Fire Department were initially dispatched to someone trapped inside of the burning trailer home. When emergency response arrived, there were no people inside of the trailer, according to Miles City Fire and Rescue. The trailer was home to a mother and her two sons, according to Custer County Fire W...
    Emergency crews responded to a structure fire at 2330 Valley Drive East in Miles City at 11:30 p.m. on Friday. A joint response from Miles City Fire and Rescue and the Custer County Fire Department were initially dispatched to someone trapped inside of the burning trailer home. When emergency response arrived, there were no people inside of the trailer, according to Miles City Fire and Rescue. The trailer was home to a mother and her two sons, according to Custer County Fire W...
  • Trump Jr. helps Gianforte campaign in Montana

    Trump Jr. helps Gianforte campaign in Montana

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:23:09 GMT
    Greg Gianforte, Elsie Arntzen, Steve Daines and Donald Trump, Jr.  at campaign fund raiser on Friday night.Greg Gianforte, Elsie Arntzen, Steve Daines and Donald Trump, Jr. at campaign fund raiser on Friday night.

    The Republican candidate for the U.S. House, Greg Gianforte received some campaign help from the President’s family. He and  Donald Trump, Jr. made three appearances in Montana on Friday, with the last stop at the Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center in Billings. 

    The Republican candidate for the U.S. House, Greg Gianforte received some campaign help from the President’s family. He and  Donald Trump, Jr. made three appearances in Montana on Friday, with the last stop at the Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center in Billings. 

  • Prince William, Prince Harry say they didn't talk about Princess Diana’s death

    Prince William, Prince Harry say they didn't talk about Princess Diana’s death

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:12:59 GMT
    Prince William and Prince Harry admitted in a new video with Duchess Kate that they didn’t discuss their mother’s death growing up.  Prince William and Catherine also appeared in a guest spot as radio DJs on BBC Radio 1 on Friday to promote their mental-health charity.  In a Facebook live video, Prince Harry joined his brother and sister-in-law and talked about becoming new parents, grief, mental health and more.   “We’ve never really talked a...
    Prince William and Prince Harry admitted in a new video with Duchess Kate that they didn’t discuss their mother’s death growing up.  Prince William and Catherine also appeared in a guest spot as radio DJs on BBC Radio 1 on Friday to promote their mental-health charity.  In a Facebook live video, Prince Harry joined his brother and sister-in-law and talked about becoming new parents, grief, mental health and more.   “We’ve never really talked a...
  • Montana House debates statewide sales tax and ditches it

    Montana House debates statewide sales tax and ditches it

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:05:11 GMT

    A bill to impose a 2 percent statewide sales tax and use the revenue to replace most property taxes came to the Montana House floor Friday – before members overwhelmingly rejected it. 

    A bill to impose a 2 percent statewide sales tax and use the revenue to replace most property taxes came to the Montana House floor Friday – before members overwhelmingly rejected it. 

  • Teen who lost his hands becomes unlikely basketball hero

    Teen who lost his hands becomes unlikely basketball hero

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:37:35 GMT
    Jamarion Styles in class. (CBS News)Jamarion Styles in class. (CBS News)
     Every week he set himself up for disappointment. Every week, 13-year-old Jamarion Styles came to a community center in Boca Raton, Florida, hoping to play basketball with the other kids. And every week, he was rejected. “They would start picking teams and I would be the only one left out. And then they would just tell me ‘just go home.’ You can break someone’s heart like that,” Jamarion said. The problem was obvious to everyone but Jamarion. He ...
     Every week he set himself up for disappointment. Every week, 13-year-old Jamarion Styles came to a community center in Boca Raton, Florida, hoping to play basketball with the other kids. And every week, he was rejected. “They would start picking teams and I would be the only one left out. And then they would just tell me ‘just go home.’ You can break someone’s heart like that,” Jamarion said. The problem was obvious to everyone but Jamarion. He ...
  • White wine may do no favors for a woman's skin

    White wine may do no favors for a woman's skin

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:57:09 GMT
    Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin? Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain drinking patterns had a higher risk of developing rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition. “We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea,” said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. He’s an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University. Rosacea causes redness a...
    Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin? Maybe, according to new research that found women with certain drinking patterns had a higher risk of developing rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition. “We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea,” said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. He’s an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University. Rosacea causes redness a...
  • Navy SEAL faces child porn charges for allegedly filming abuse of minor

    Navy SEAL faces child porn charges for allegedly filming abuse of minor

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:43:33 GMT
    A U.S. Navy SEAL has been arrested and charged with four counts related to child pornography after investigators found explicit images and videos of minors on his cell phone, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court Thursday. Gregory Kyle Seerden, identified in court records as a member of Navy SEAL Team 1, was arrested in California last week. Federal prosecutors allege he molested a young girl in Virginia while she was sleeping. Investigators allegedly...
    A U.S. Navy SEAL has been arrested and charged with four counts related to child pornography after investigators found explicit images and videos of minors on his cell phone, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court Thursday. Gregory Kyle Seerden, identified in court records as a member of Navy SEAL Team 1, was arrested in California last week. Federal prosecutors allege he molested a young girl in Virginia while she was sleeping. Investigators allegedly...
  • At Crow hand-game tourney, the spectacle is the thing

    At Crow hand-game tourney, the spectacle is the thing

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:29:02 GMT
    Scotty Dawes, on the Black Lodge district team, in the white hat, distracts the Big Horn district team during a hand game Wednesday night at Crow Agency. At left is head guesser C.J. Other Medicine. (Credit: Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)Scotty Dawes, on the Black Lodge district team, in the white hat, distracts the Big Horn district team during a hand game Wednesday night at Crow Agency. At left is head guesser C.J. Other Medicine. (Credit: Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
    I was told by several people that the Crow hand game was difficult to explain, but that once I’d watched a few rounds it would start to make sense. I suppose it did, sort of in the way that the one cricket game I ever watched had begun to make some sense by the time it ended. The big difference is that at a cricket game, cricket is the main attraction said Last Best News. Watching a Crow hand-game tournament Wednesday night at Crow Agency, the mechanics of the game seemed les...
    I was told by several people that the Crow hand game was difficult to explain, but that once I’d watched a few rounds it would start to make sense. I suppose it did, sort of in the way that the one cricket game I ever watched had begun to make some sense by the time it ended. The big difference is that at a cricket game, cricket is the main attraction said Last Best News. Watching a Crow hand-game tournament Wednesday night at Crow Agency, the mechanics of the game seemed les...
  • High schooler sells $1 million in custom socks

    High schooler sells $1 million in custom socks

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:08:56 GMT
    Brennan Agranoff, founder and CEO of custom socks startup HoopSwagg.Brennan Agranoff, founder and CEO of custom socks startup HoopSwagg.

    Brennan Agranoff is a 17-year-old with a lot on his plate. The high-school junior balances homework with another full-time job he's had since he was 13: He's founder and CEO of HoopSwagg, a custom socks startup. HoopSwagg isn't just a little project on the side for this teenager. In four years, Agranoff has grown his idea to make custom-design athletic socks into a profitable online-only business with annual sales of more than $1 million. Agranoff's lightbulb moment came in 2013 at...

    Brennan Agranoff is a 17-year-old with a lot on his plate. The high-school junior balances homework with another full-time job he's had since he was 13: He's founder and CEO of HoopSwagg, a custom socks startup. HoopSwagg isn't just a little project on the side for this teenager. In four years, Agranoff has grown his idea to make custom-design athletic socks into a profitable online-only business with annual sales of more than $1 million. Agranoff's lightbulb moment came in 2013 at...

  • Billings vehicle fire causes $5000 in damages (Video)

    Billings vehicle fire causes $5000 in damages (Video)

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:27:57 GMT
    (Footage courtesy of Ron Gilbert)(Footage courtesy of Ron Gilbert)

    The Billings Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 4:36 p.m. on Friday, according to a press release. An unoccupied vehicle was engulfed in flames in the front yard of 1345 St. Johns Ave. A video from Ron Gilbert shows the intensity of the fire. The fire caused major damage to the interior of the car and caused an estimated $5,000 in damages. It is unknown if the property was insured. There were no injuries reported.

    The Billings Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 4:36 p.m. on Friday, according to a press release. An unoccupied vehicle was engulfed in flames in the front yard of 1345 St. Johns Ave. A video from Ron Gilbert shows the intensity of the fire. The fire caused major damage to the interior of the car and caused an estimated $5,000 in damages. It is unknown if the property was insured. There were no injuries reported.

  • Billings fugitive appears in court on Jefferson County warrants

    Billings fugitive appears in court on Jefferson County warrants

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:14:03 GMT
    Tyson Heisler was arrested Thursday (MDOC)Tyson Heisler was arrested Thursday (MDOC)

    The fugitive arrested in Billings on Wednesday night appeared in court Thursday to answer warrants out of Jefferson County. 

    The fugitive arrested in Billings on Wednesday night appeared in court Thursday to answer warrants out of Jefferson County. 

  • Bill gives PSC more power to scrutinize NW Energy electric rates

    Bill gives PSC more power to scrutinize NW Energy electric rates

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:06:17 GMT
    Public Service Commissioner Travis KavullaPublic Service Commissioner Travis Kavulla

    A bill giving state regulators more power to scrutinize electricity costs that NorthWestern Energy passes on to its Montana customers is on its way to the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock. 

    A bill giving state regulators more power to scrutinize electricity costs that NorthWestern Energy passes on to its Montana customers is on its way to the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock. 

  • Married man sends hijack hoax email to avoid trip with girlfriend

    Married man sends hijack hoax email to avoid trip with girlfriend

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:45:27 GMT
    Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna's online girlfriend had hoped to take their relationship further in Goa, but it was not to be.Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna's online girlfriend had hoped to take their relationship further in Goa, but it was not to be.

    Love can be tricky, especially when you're a married man with a child and you've got an online girlfriend who wants to go on vacation. Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad arrested 32-year-old Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna on Thursday for allegedly sending a hoax email about an aircraft hijack plot. According to a statement by Hyderabad police, in the email, which was sent to Mumbai police on Saturday, Krishna claimed to be a woman who had overheard six men plotting to hijack...

    Love can be tricky, especially when you're a married man with a child and you've got an online girlfriend who wants to go on vacation. Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad arrested 32-year-old Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna on Thursday for allegedly sending a hoax email about an aircraft hijack plot. According to a statement by Hyderabad police, in the email, which was sent to Mumbai police on Saturday, Krishna claimed to be a woman who had overheard six men plotting to hijack...

  • Man fined $11K for shooting deer in Uptown Butte

    Man fined $11K for shooting deer in Uptown Butte

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:05:05 GMT
    Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the possible shooting of a deer in Uptown Butte.Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the possible shooting of a deer in Uptown Butte.
    A Butte man pleaded guilty this week to illegally shooting and killing a mule deer buck that was found dead in Uptown Butte in September 2016, according to a news release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Kyler Olsen, 20, pleaded guilty to several charges including unlawful possession, shooting with artificial lights and within city limits, shooting from a vehicle and abandoning a big game animal. Olsen was fined $11,695 and his hunting, fishing and trapping license ha...
    A Butte man pleaded guilty this week to illegally shooting and killing a mule deer buck that was found dead in Uptown Butte in September 2016, according to a news release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Kyler Olsen, 20, pleaded guilty to several charges including unlawful possession, shooting with artificial lights and within city limits, shooting from a vehicle and abandoning a big game animal. Olsen was fined $11,695 and his hunting, fishing and trapping license ha...
  • Obama set to make post-presidency appearance in Chicago

    Obama set to make post-presidency appearance in Chicago

    Friday, April 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-04-21 21:45:35 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama (CBS News photo)Former President Barack Obama (CBS News photo)
    At the tail end of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, former President Barack Obama will return to the public eye on Monday as a part of an academic conversation at the University of Chicago.  The event will mark Obama’s first scheduled public appearance since leaving the White House.  The former president’s office released a statement on Friday outlining the 44th president’s return to his hometown of Chicago, where he is schedu...
    At the tail end of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, former President Barack Obama will return to the public eye on Monday as a part of an academic conversation at the University of Chicago.  The event will mark Obama’s first scheduled public appearance since leaving the White House.  The former president’s office released a statement on Friday outlining the 44th president’s return to his hometown of Chicago, where he is schedu...
  • US Supreme Court will not hear Montana Green Party appeal

    US Supreme Court will not hear Montana Green Party appeal

    Friday, April 21 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-04-21 21:39:07 GMT
    Missoula's Thomas Breck, a member of the Green Party, (MTN News photo)Missoula's Thomas Breck, a member of the Green Party, (MTN News photo)

    The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the Montana Green Party's request to get their candidate on the May 25 Congressional Special Election ballot. Thomas Breck from Missoula was one of three men hoping to make the ballot where voters will decide the replacement for former congressman Ryan Zinke.  A federal judge had ruled Breck, along with Independents Doug Campbell and Steve Kelly, had failed to meet Montana requirements to have enough signature...

    The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the Montana Green Party's request to get their candidate on the May 25 Congressional Special Election ballot. Thomas Breck from Missoula was one of three men hoping to make the ballot where voters will decide the replacement for former congressman Ryan Zinke.  A federal judge had ruled Breck, along with Independents Doug Campbell and Steve Kelly, had failed to meet Montana requirements to have enough signature...

  • Osprey helping researchers in cleaning Montana river

    Osprey helping researchers in cleaning Montana river

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:47 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:47:12 GMT
    Iris and Louis aren't just reality TV stars. They're also key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River. (MTN News photo)Iris and Louis aren't just reality TV stars. They're also key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River. (MTN News photo)

    The osprey Iris and Louis are key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River.

    The osprey Iris and Louis are key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River.

  • MT House endorses final version of fuel-tax increase

    MT House endorses final version of fuel-tax increase

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:21:20 GMT
    Rep. Frank Garner, R-KalispellRep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell

    Montana’s current state fuel tax is 27 cents per gallon for gasoline and 27.75 cents for diesel.

    Montana’s current state fuel tax is 27 cents per gallon for gasoline and 27.75 cents for diesel.

  • BNSF to lay off 55 in Glendive

    BNSF to lay off 55 in Glendive

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:09:32 GMT

    BNSF will cut 55 jobs in Glendive.  

    BNSF will cut 55 jobs in Glendive.  

  • Great Falls officer shoots assault suspect

    Great Falls officer shoots assault suspect

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:04:38 GMT
    Crime scene tape at apartment building in Great Falls on April 20, 2017Crime scene tape at apartment building in Great Falls on April 20, 2017

    The man was taken to Benefis Health System for treatment of his injuries and is reported to be in "stable" condition.

    The man was taken to Benefis Health System for treatment of his injuries and is reported to be in stable condition.

  • Trump calls 100-day assessment "ridiculous"

    Trump calls 100-day assessment "ridiculous"

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:47:38 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)

    President Trump on Friday tweeted about the first 100-day marker for presidential administrations, which he will hit on April 29.

    President Trump on Friday tweeted about the first 100-day marker for presidential administrations, which he will hit on April 29.

  • Video shows pit bulls attacking man, dog on Catalina Island

    Video shows pit bulls attacking man, dog on Catalina Island

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:27:31 GMT
    The attack, which occurred Wednesday on the Avalon Pier, was caught on cellphone video by a tourist. / CBS LOS ANGELESThe attack, which occurred Wednesday on the Avalon Pier, was caught on cellphone video by a tourist. / CBS LOS ANGELES

    A man was airlifted to a Los Angeles hospital after two pit bulls attacked him and his Jack Russell terrier on Santa Catalina Island. 

    A man was airlifted to a Los Angeles hospital after two pit bulls attacked him and his Jack Russell terrier on Santa Catalina Island. 

  • Former Missoula doctor sentenced for child porn possession

    Former Missoula doctor sentenced for child porn possession

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:14:20 GMT
    Dr. Douglas Buxton (Missoula County Photo)Dr. Douglas Buxton (Missoula County Photo)

    Dr. Douglas Buxton faced felony sexual abuse of children after Missoula police traced downloaded videos to his computer.

    Dr. Douglas Buxton faced felony sexual abuse of children after Missoula police traced downloaded videos to his computer.

  • Diet soda study looks at dementia, heart risks

    Diet soda study looks at dementia, heart risks

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:26:01 GMT

    Much has been written about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages; research has linked sugary drinks to a number of serious health risks, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and an early death. Now, new research suggests diet drinks with artificial sweeteners may have some health concerns of their own.

    Much has been written about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages; research has linked sugary drinks to a number of serious health risks, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and an early death. Now, new research suggests diet drinks with artificial sweeteners may have some health concerns of their own.

  • Cuba Gooding Sr., Grammy-nominated singer of "Everybody Plays the Fool," dead at 72

    Cuba Gooding Sr., Grammy-nominated singer of "Everybody Plays the Fool," dead at 72

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:01:41 GMT

    A death investigation is underway after the body of 72-year-old singer Cuba Gooding Sr. was discovered in his car Thursday afternoon in Woodland Hills.

    A death investigation is underway after the body of 72-year-old singer Cuba Gooding Sr. was discovered in his car Thursday afternoon in Woodland Hills.

  • Cheetah baby boom at the Smithsonian as species faces extinction in the wild

    Cheetah baby boom at the Smithsonian as species faces extinction in the wild

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:42:42 GMT
    In March the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute welcomed 10 cheetah cubs born at their research center in Virginia. / SMITHSONIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTEIn March the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute welcomed 10 cheetah cubs born at their research center in Virginia. / SMITHSONIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTE

    The fastest animal on earth can’t outrun the threats in a changing world, but can scientists help slow things down? 

    The fastest animal on earth can’t outrun the threats in a changing world, but can scientists help slow things down? 

  • A bite of history: Defunct Billings restaurants

    A bite of history: Defunct Billings restaurants

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:26:01 GMT
    Wong Village was a Billings favorite (Wong)Wong Village was a Billings favorite (Wong)

    History can be recorded in countless ways, like seeing the shift in industry or advances in technology.

    History can be recorded in countless ways, like seeing the shift in industry or advances in technology.

  • Disbarred Billings attorney accused of starving horses

    Disbarred Billings attorney accused of starving horses

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:24:46 GMT

    The former Billings attorney who was disbarred amid allegations that he embezzled thousands of dollars from his client’s estate was charged Thursday with felony animal abuse. 

    The former Billings attorney who was disbarred amid allegations that he embezzled thousands of dollars from his client’s estate was charged Thursday with felony animal abuse. 

  • Candidates file to run in Billings

    Candidates file to run in Billings

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:22:59 GMT

    The first day to file for city elections was April 20. Six candidates are signed up to serve public office in Billings, by the close of business on Thursday.

    The first day to file for city elections was April 20. Six candidates are signed up to serve public office in Billings, by the close of business on Thursday.

  • Authorities arrest suspect who fled Billings West End

    Authorities arrest suspect who fled Billings West End

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:19:48 GMT

    The manhunt for a probation absconder in Billings ended Thursday evening with the man's arrest.

    The manhunt for a probation absconder in Billings ended Thursday evening with the man's arrest.

  • update

    South Side trailer fire in Billings (Video)

    South Side trailer fire in Billings (Video)

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:19:04 GMT
    Image via the Q2 I-CamImage via the Q2 I-Cam

    Emergency crews responded to a trailer fire at 37 Washington St. at 6:06 p.m. on Thursday.

    Emergency crews responded to a trailer fire at 37 Washington St. at 6:06 p.m. on Thursday.

  • How does a 50% drop in gasoline prices sound?

    How does a 50% drop in gasoline prices sound?

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:55 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:55:47 GMT

    On April 20, AAA reported that the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.41 -- the highest so far in 2017. 

    On April 20, AAA reported that the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.41 -- the highest so far in 2017. 

  • Montana Digital Media Summit to be held in Billings

    Montana Digital Media Summit to be held in Billings

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:32:43 GMT

    Business owners, marketers, and anyone interested in digital trends are invited to attend Montana's premiere digital marketing conference.

    Business owners, marketers, and anyone interested in digital trends are invited to attend Montana's premiere digital marketing conference.

  • Sources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    Sources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:14:17 GMT
    Julian AssangeJulian Assange

    US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.

    US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.

  • MT state budget bill gets House endorsement – but many pieces of budget puzzle remain

    MT state budget bill gets House endorsement – but many pieces of budget puzzle remain

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:21:06 GMT
    MT House endorses key budget billMT House endorses key budget bill

    As the 2017 Legislature enters what could be its last week, majority Republicans in the Montana House took the unusual step Thursday of accepting a final version of the session’s major budget bill, without sending it to a conference committee for final tweaks. 

    As the 2017 Legislature enters what could be its last week, majority Republicans in the Montana House took the unusual step Thursday of accepting a final version of the session’s major budget bill, without sending it to a conference committee for final tweaks. 

  • update

    Highway 212 re-opened after fatal crash near Lame Deer

    Highway 212 re-opened after fatal crash near Lame Deer

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:39:21 GMT

    A crash involving a pickup truck and a semi truck in Rosebud County early Thursday morning left one person dead. 

    A crash involving a pickup truck and a semi truck in Rosebud County early Thursday morning left one person dead. 

  • Verizon loses wireless customers for first time

    Verizon loses wireless customers for first time

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:49:37 GMT

    It looks like Paul Marcarelli, the guy who used to say "Can you hear me now?" for Verizon but became a Sprint pitchman last year, isn't the only one who's left Verizon lately. 

    It looks like Paul Marcarelli, the guy who used to say "Can you hear me now?" for Verizon but became a Sprint pitchman last year, isn't the only one who's left Verizon lately. 

  • Livingston Healthcare files suit against the city of Livingston

    Livingston Healthcare files suit against the city of Livingston

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:39:29 GMT

    Fewer than two years after opening its new hospital, Livingston Healthcare is suing the city of Livingston. 

    Fewer than two years after opening its new hospital, Livingston Healthcare is suing the city of Livingston. 

  • Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California

    Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:51:25 GMT
    (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)(Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

    After five weeks on the run, a Tennessee teacher who kidnapped and fled with a 15-year-old student has been arrested in California.

    After five weeks on the run, a Tennessee teacher who kidnapped and fled with a 15-year-old student has been arrested in California.

  • Sarah Palin visits the White House

    Sarah Palin visits the White House

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:49:17 GMT
    Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock visit the White House on April 19, 2017. / SARAH PALIN'S FACEBOOK PAGESarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock visit the White House on April 19, 2017. / SARAH PALIN'S FACEBOOK PAGE

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited the White House on Wednesday night for dinner, a White House official confirmed to CBS News on Thursday, and she was joined by musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. 

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited the White House on Wednesday night for dinner, a White House official confirmed to CBS News on Thursday, and she was joined by musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. 

  • Montana women to bring help and hope to Nepal

    Montana women to bring help and hope to Nepal

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:09:57 GMT
    Erin O'Reilly, Angela Hawkaluk, Lauren Lofts and a friend are planning to take the trip of a lifetime in May. (MTN News photo)Erin O'Reilly, Angela Hawkaluk, Lauren Lofts and a friend are planning to take the trip of a lifetime in May. (MTN News photo)

    Four Missoula friends are headed to Mount Everest base camp in May for one incredible adventure.

    Four Missoula friends are headed to the Mount Everest base camp in May.

  • Montana, North Dakota crack top 10 "worst drivers" by state list

    Montana, North Dakota crack top 10 "worst drivers" by state list

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:28:53 GMT
    Montana and North Dakota are among the top 10 states with the worst drivers, according to a car insurance website. (Photo courtesy carinsurancecomparison.com)Montana and North Dakota are among the top 10 states with the worst drivers, according to a car insurance website. (Photo courtesy carinsurancecomparison.com)

    Montana and North Dakota are among this year's list of the states with the worst drivers, according to an insurance website. 

    Montana and North Dakota are among this year's list of the states with the worst drivers, according to an insurance website. 

  • Woman stumbles upon massive snake mating ball

    Woman stumbles upon massive snake mating ball

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:49:31 GMT
    Christine Proffitt, of Charlotte, North Carolina, shares a photo of a pile of snakes.Christine Proffitt, of Charlotte, North Carolina, shares a photo of a pile of snakes.

    While out on a jog on a popular running trail Monday morning, Christine Proffitt spotted something moving in the shrubs beside her. When she stopped to take a closer look, the woman let out a shriek. 

    While out on a jog on a popular running trail Monday morning, Christine Proffitt spotted something moving in the shrubs beside her. When she stopped to take a closer look, the woman let out a shriek. 

  • Texas fire department hires first female firefighter in its 105-year history

    Texas fire department hires first female firefighter in its 105-year history

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:35:56 GMT
    Bree Rios became the first female firefighter for the Harlingen Fire Department in Texas on April 12.  KGBT-TVBree Rios became the first female firefighter for the Harlingen Fire Department in Texas on April 12. KGBT-TV

    The Harlingen Fire Department in Texas has reached many milestones over its 105-year history: First time becoming a paid department, first time they named a fire chief, first Hispanic firefighter, to name a few. But there is something the department never had until last week — a female firefighter.  

    The Harlingen Fire Department in Texas has reached many milestones over its 105-year history: First time becoming a paid department, first time they named a fire chief, first Hispanic firefighter, to name a few. But there is something the department never had until last week — a female firefighter.  

  • Great Falls educator named “Indian Teacher of the Year”

    Great Falls educator named “Indian Teacher of the Year”

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-04-20 14:07:50 GMT
    Jordann LankfordJordann Lankford

    Paris Gibson Education Center educator Jordann Lankford has been named as Montana’s “Indian Teacher of the Year.” 

    Paris Gibson Education Center educator Jordann Lankford has been named as Montana’s “Indian Teacher of the Year.” 

  • Tax revenue from Colorado pot helps fund community projects, scholarships

    Tax revenue from Colorado pot helps fund community projects, scholarships

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-20 13:12:10 GMT

    Legalized recreational and medical pot in Colorado hit $1.3 billion in sales last year.

    Legalized recreational and medical pot in Colorado hit $1.3 billion in sales last year.

  • Mystery deepens surrounding fatal shooting of California mother

    Mystery deepens surrounding fatal shooting of California mother

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:46:04 GMT
    Judy Solorio / CBS LOS ANGELESJudy Solorio / CBS LOS ANGELES

    The woman was gunned down in the streets. Her killer is still at large.

    The woman was gunned down in the streets. Her killer is still at large.

  • Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high

    Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:30:25 GMT

    Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. 

    Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. 

  • National Park visitors contribute millions to Montana economy

    National Park visitors contribute millions to Montana economy

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:23:53 GMT
    Bison jam on Swan Lake Flat in May 2016. (YNP/Jim Peaco photo)Bison jam on Swan Lake Flat in May 2016. (YNP/Jim Peaco photo)

    A new report released by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke shows national park visitors contributed more than $500 million to Montana's economy last year.  

    A new report released by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke shows national park visitors contributed more than $500 million to Montana's economy last year.  

  • CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

    CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:15:18 GMT

    CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems. 

    A manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency. 

  • Lots on the drawing board for downtown’s east end

    Lots on the drawing board for downtown’s east end

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:05:21 GMT
    After the annual meeting of the Billings Industrial Revitalization District on Wednesday, attendees checked out maps of the district and information on upcoming projects. (Credit: Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)After the annual meeting of the Billings Industrial Revitalization District on Wednesday, attendees checked out maps of the district and information on upcoming projects. (Credit: Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)

    Plans for further improvements in the far east end of downtown Billings were detailed Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Billings Industrial Revitalization District.

    Plans for further improvements in the far east end of downtown Billings were detailed Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Billings Industrial Revitalization District.

  • Man from Billings area selected to dance at international powwow

    Man from Billings area selected to dance at international powwow

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:04:39 GMT
    (Photo courtesy of Gathering of Nations website)(Photo courtesy of Gathering of Nations website)

    A young man from the Billings area was selected as the Head Young Man Dancer for the 34th annual Gathering of Nations. 

    A young man from the Billings area was selected as the Head Young Man Dancer for the 34th annual Gathering of Nations. 

  • Billings School District 2 makes final levy pitch as mail ballots arrive to voters

    Billings School District 2 makes final levy pitch as mail ballots arrive to voters

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:02 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:02:58 GMT
    SD2 Superintendent Terry Bouck (MTN News Photo)SD2 Superintendent Terry Bouck (MTN News Photo)

    The last time a Billings high school levy passed by voters was 2007.

    The last time a Billings high school levy passed by voters was 2007.

  • Police cancel search for missing Billings toddler

    Police cancel search for missing Billings toddler

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:02 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:02:11 GMT

    The child was turned over to Child Protective Services Wednesday evening.

    The child was turned over to Child Protective on Services Wednesday evening.

  • Hardin couple deny charges related to daughter's death

    Hardin couple deny charges related to daughter's death

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:00:45 GMT
    Dana Redding Jr. and Kevannah Grace George were arraigned Wednesday and charges related to the death of their 2-year-old daughter.Dana Redding Jr. and Kevannah Grace George were arraigned Wednesday and charges related to the death of their 2-year-old daughter.

    A Hardin man and woman accused of causing the death of their 2-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday. 

    A Hardin man and woman accused of causing the death of their 2-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday. 

  • Secret Service closes White House sidewalk access

    Secret Service closes White House sidewalk access

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-04-20 10:54:53 GMT

    The Secret Service will begin permanently restricting access to the sidewalk on the South Fence of the White House. 

    The Secret Service will begin permanently restricting access to the sidewalk on the South Fence of the White House. 

  • President signs bill to help veterans, Tester main sponsor

    President signs bill to help veterans, Tester main sponsor

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-04-20 04:44:24 GMT

    President Trump said it's time we take care of our veterans, as he signed a non-partisan bill, sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) on Wednesday.

    President Trump said it's time we take care of our veterans, as he signed a non-partisan bill, sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) on Wednesday.

  • Bill taxes out-of-state E-commerce firms more accurately

    Bill taxes out-of-state E-commerce firms more accurately

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:41:12 GMT
    State Revenue Director Mike KadasState Revenue Director Mike Kadas

    A bill designed to tax more accurately the profits of out-of-state firms that sell into Montana – particularly via the Internet, or other forms of electronic commerce – passed the Senate Wednesday and is on its way to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk. 

    A bill designed to tax more accurately the profits of out-of-state firms that sell into Montana – particularly via the Internet, or other forms of electronic commerce – passed the Senate Wednesday and is on its way to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk. 

  • Montana's Attorney General announces new initiative to combat substance abuse

    Montana's Attorney General announces new initiative to combat substance abuse

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:26:19 GMT
    (MTN News)(MTN News)

    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at cutting down on substance abuse in the state.

    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at cutting down on substance abuse in the state.

  • Montana Green Party appeals ballot access decision to the US Supreme Court

    Montana Green Party appeals ballot access decision to the US Supreme Court

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:54:53 GMT
    Missoula's Thomas Breck, a member of the Green Party, (MTN News photo)Missoula's Thomas Breck, a member of the Green Party, (MTN News photo)

    The Montana Green Party is appealing a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny an emergency motion requesting that Thomas Breck's name be added to Montana’s special congressional election ballot. 

    The Montana Green Party is appealing a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny an emergency motion requesting that Thomas Breck's name be added to Montana’s special congressional election ballot. 

  • update

    Mother bear killed by vehicle near Helena, cubs found

    Mother bear killed by vehicle near Helena, cubs found

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:25:49 GMT

    A vehicle hit and killed a black bear on Highway 200 near Rogers Pass on Tuesday afternoon. 

    A vehicle hit and killed a black bear on Highway 200 near Rogers Pass on Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Yellowstone County to test emergency sirens

    Yellowstone County to test emergency sirens

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:05:13 GMT

    This is a test. It is only a test. 

    This is a test. It is only a test. 

  • Bonnie Raitt to lead off Alberta Bair Theater performance season

    Bonnie Raitt to lead off Alberta Bair Theater performance season

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-04-19 17:18:17 GMT

    The Alberta Bair Theater announced Wednesday that Grammy-awarded recording artist Bonnie Raitt will kick off its 2017-18 season.

    The Alberta Bair Theater announced Wednesday that Grammy-awarded recording artist Bonnie Raitt will kick off its 2017-18 season.

  • Billings attorney announces bid for mayor

    Billings attorney announces bid for mayor

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-04-19 16:35:57 GMT

    Billings attorney and community leader Bill Cole announced on Wednesday he will enter the race to become the next mayor of Billings. 

    Billings attorney and community leader Bill Cole announced Wednesday he will enter the race to become the city's next mayor. 

  • Oregon man who led police on 120 mph chase arrested in Roundup

    Oregon man who led police on 120 mph chase arrested in Roundup

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-19 15:54:03 GMT

    Speeds reached 120 mph during a chase that spanned two counties.

    Speeds reached 120 mph during a chase that spanned Golden Valley County to Musselshell County on Tuesday.

  • Submit Your Debate Questions

    Submit Your Debate Questions

  • First Student in Helena fined for failing to meet contract obligations

    First Student in Helena fined for failing to meet contract obligations

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:08:31 GMT
    First Student has been transporting students in Helena since 2004. (MTN News photo)First Student has been transporting students in Helena since 2004. (MTN News photo)

    Helena Superintendent Jack Copps says the company doesn’t have enough drivers right now to cover all of the routes.

    For the past few weeks, the district has been fining First Student $500 per day.

  • Man hospitalized after Whitehall shooting

    Man hospitalized after Whitehall shooting

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:54:27 GMT

    Authorities are investigating a shooting that sent a 24-year-old man in Whitehall to the hospital. 

    Authorities are investigating a shooting that sent a 24-year-old man in Whitehall to the hospital. 

  • Officials confirm contaminated water from Berkeley Pit killed thousands of waterfowl

    Officials confirm contaminated water from Berkeley Pit killed thousands of waterfowl

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-04-19 12:34:47 GMT

    Officials say the thousands of waterfowl killed last fall died from the contaminated water from the Berkeley Pit. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, approximately 3,000-4,000 waterfowl died from the November 2016 incident. 

    Officials say the thousands of waterfowl killed last fall died from the contaminated water from the Berkeley Pit. 

  • MT House speaker kills mail-ballot bill with parliamentary power

    MT House speaker kills mail-ballot bill with parliamentary power

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-04-19 01:04:28 GMT
    House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-CulbertsonHouse Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson

    Republican House Speaker Austin Knudsen is using his parliamentary power to kill a measure allowing counties to hold an all-mail ballot in Montana’s May 25 special congressional election.

    Republican House Speaker Austin Knudsen is using his parliamentary power to kill a measure allowing counties to hold an all-mail ballot in Montana’s May 25 special congressional election.

  • Legislative Republicans, Gov. Bullock negotiating tax-policy changes

    Legislative Republicans, Gov. Bullock negotiating tax-policy changes

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-04-18 23:55:26 GMT

    The Legislature is scheduled to end May 1, but lawmakers have said they’d like to wrap things up within the next week or so.

    The Legislature is scheduled to end May 1, but lawmakers have said they’d like to wrap things up within the next week or so.

  • Budget, infrastructure on Legislature’s home-stretch agenda

    Budget, infrastructure on Legislature’s home-stretch agenda

    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-04-13 15:02:42 GMT
    2017 Legislature entering the home stretch2017 Legislature entering the home stretch

    As the 2017 Montana Legislature enters its home stretch, lawmakers are haggling over the same things that topped the agenda when they started three-and-a-half months ago: The state budget and spending on infrastructure. 

    As the 2017 Montana Legislature enters its home stretch, lawmakers are haggling over the same things that topped the agenda when they started three-and-a-half months ago: The state budget and spending on infrastructure. 

  • GOP House drives stake through tobacco-tax increase in MT

    GOP House drives stake through tobacco-tax increase in MT

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-12 03:55:58 GMT
    MT House kills tobacco-tax increaseMT House kills tobacco-tax increase

    Republicans in the Montana House drove a final stake through the heart of a proposed tobacco-tax increase Tuesday, decisively rejecting an attempt by Democrats to revive the measure. 

    Republicans in the Montana House drove a final stake through the heart of a proposed tobacco-tax increase Tuesday, decisively rejecting an attempt by Democrats to revive the measure. 

  • State Senate committee endorses lower fuel-tax increase for Montana

    State Senate committee endorses lower fuel-tax increase for Montana

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-04-12 02:03:50 GMT
    Fuel-tax increase would fund highway constructionFuel-tax increase would fund highway construction

    A Senate committee Tuesday evening advanced what could be the Legislature’s final version of a bill increasing state motor-fuel taxes to bolster road construction in Montana, but not before scaling back its original increase. 

    A Senate committee Tuesday evening advanced what could be the Legislature’s final version of a bill increasing state motor-fuel taxes to bolster road construction in Montana, but not before scaling back its original increase. 

  • Kalispell state senator is the first Republican to challenge Tester in 2018 race

    Kalispell state senator is the first Republican to challenge Tester in 2018 race

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-04-12 00:12:54 GMT
    Sen. Al Olszewski, R-KalispellSen. Al Olszewski, R-Kalispell

    Albert Olszewski is a state senator from Kalispell who is an orthopedic surgeon.

    Albert Olszewski is a state senator from Kalispell who is an orthopedic surgeon.

  • House panel overhauls medical-marijuana bill; supporters not pleased

    House panel overhauls medical-marijuana bill; supporters not pleased

    Monday, April 10 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-04-10 23:53:13 GMT
    MTN News file photoMTN News file photo

    Caferro said Senate Bill 333 is meant to create a tightly regulated medical-marijuana industry in Montana

    Caferro said Senate Bill 333 is meant to create a tightly regulated medical-marijuana industry in Montana

  • Bill to increase MT campaign-contribution limits runs into opposition

    Bill to increase MT campaign-contribution limits runs into opposition

    Saturday, April 8 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-04-08 18:27:09 GMT
    MT Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan MotlMT Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl

    A bill to increase Montana’s limits on campaign contributions and add another step in the state’s enforcement of campaign laws drew stiff opposition on Friday. 

    A bill to increase Montana’s limits on campaign contributions and add another step in the state’s enforcement of campaign laws drew stiff opposition on Friday. 

  • Bullock uses veto to insert May 25 mail-ballot option into other bill

    Bullock uses veto to insert May 25 mail-ballot option into other bill

    Friday, April 7 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-04-07 19:57:52 GMT
    Gov. Steve Bullocks talks to reporters FridayGov. Steve Bullocks talks to reporters Friday

    Gov. Steve Bullock used his veto power Friday to resurrect the possibility of allowing counties to hold an all-mail ballot for Montana’s May 25 congressional election. 

    Gov. Steve Bullock used his veto power Friday to resurrect the possibility of allowing counties to hold an all-mail ballot for Montana’s May 25 congressional election. 

  • MT House Republicans shoot down tobacco-tax increase

    MT House Republicans shoot down tobacco-tax increase

    Thursday, April 6 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-04-06 23:15:53 GMT
    Bill would raise cigarette taxes $1.50 per packBill would raise cigarette taxes $1.50 per pack

    Republicans on a House committee Thursday voted down a bill to substantially increase tobacco taxes in Montana, including a $1.50-per-pack increase for cigarettes. 

    Republicans on a House committee Thursday voted down a bill to substantially increase tobacco taxes in Montana, including a $1.50-per-pack increase for cigarettes. 

  • MT House votes down infrastructure bonding again – but issue not dead

    MT House votes down infrastructure bonding again – but issue not dead

    Thursday, April 6 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-04-06 23:00:55 GMT
    House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-CulbertsonHouse Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson

    For the second time in a week, Republicans in the Montana House Thursday rejected the bill to issue $78 million in state debt for a variety of infrastructure and building projects. 

    For the second time in a week, Republicans in the Montana House Thursday rejected the bill to issue $78 million in state debt for a variety of infrastructure and building projects. 

  • Landlord-sponsored bills to adjust tenant laws advancing on party-line votes

    Landlord-sponsored bills to adjust tenant laws advancing on party-line votes

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-04-05 22:37:40 GMT
    Sen. Roger Webb, R-BillingsSen. Roger Webb, R-Billings

    Critics of the bills say they’re written to give more power to landlords, in disputes with tenants, and “chip away” at tenants’ rights.

    Critics of the bills say they’re written to give more power to landlords, in disputes with tenants, and “chip away” at tenants’ rights.

  • Quist v. Gianforte finances: Negative net worth v. multimillionaire

    Quist v. Gianforte finances: Negative net worth v. multimillionaire

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-05 15:54:15 GMT

    When it comes to personal wealth, the two leading candidates in Montana’s May 25 special congressional election couldn’t be farther apart. 

    When it comes to personal wealth, the two leading candidates in Montana’s May 25 special congressional election couldn’t be farther apart. 

  • MT Senate advances state budget; attention turns now to revenue

    MT Senate advances state budget; attention turns now to revenue

    Monday, April 3 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-04-03 23:50:34 GMT
    Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso, D-ButteSenate Minority Leader Jon Sesso, D-Butte

    The Montana Senate Monday advanced the major spending bill that lays out the state’s two-year budget, moving the 2017 Legislature one step closer to finishing its business. Now, the attention turns to revenue, and how much money will be available to craft the final budget and fund whatever level of services lawmakers decide Montanans needs, legislative leaders said. 

    The Montana Senate Monday advanced the major spending bill that lays out the state’s two-year budget, moving the 2017 Legislature one step closer to finishing its business. Now, the attention turns to revenue, and how much money will be available to craft the final budget and fund whatever level of services lawmakers decide Montanans needs, legislative leaders said. 

  • Sen. Tester: I won’t support Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

    Sen. Tester: I won’t support Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

    Sunday, April 2 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-04-03 03:47:55 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

    Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, said Sunday evening he won’t support Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court and will stand behind Democrats’ effort to demand at least 60 votes for a confirmation decision. 

    Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, said Sunday evening he won’t support Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court and will stand behind Democrats’ effort to demand at least 60 votes for a confirmation decision. 

  • MT House's $78 million infrastructure bill revived – what’s it mean?

    MT House's $78 million infrastructure bill revived – what’s it mean?

    Sunday, April 2 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-04-02 17:10:14 GMT
    Four big projects in revived building billFour big projects in revived building bill

    In a surprise move, the Montana House has kept alive its version of the bill to fund additional building and infrastructure projects, through $78 million of new state debt. 

    In a surprise move, the Montana House has kept alive its version of the bill to fund additional building and infrastructure projects, through $78 million of new state debt. 

  • National Democratic groups not a big presence in MT congressional race

    National Democratic groups not a big presence in MT congressional race

    Friday, March 31 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-03-31 14:43:46 GMT
    Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob QuistDemocratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist

    While Montana’s U.S. House race is one of only two special congressional elections nationwide that could be competitive, national Democratic or left-leaning groups so far have shown little interest in putting money into it. 

    While Montana’s U.S. House race is one of only two special congressional elections nationwide that could be competitive, national Democratic or left-leaning groups so far have shown little interest in putting money into it. 

  • Montana Senate approves big increase in state tobacco taxes

    Montana Senate approves big increase in state tobacco taxes

    Thursday, March 30 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-03-31 01:34:06 GMT

    Ten Republicans joined 17 of the Senate’s Democrats in favor of the bill, while one Democrat was absent for the vote.

    Ten Republicans joined 17 of the Senate’s Democrats in favor of the bill, while one Democrat was absent for the vote.

  • Infrastructure bonding bills advance – but showdown looms

    Infrastructure bonding bills advance – but showdown looms

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-03-30 00:00:06 GMT
    Rep. Mike Cuffe, R-EurekaRep. Mike Cuffe, R-Eureka

    Two similar bills to issue state debt for a variety of building projects in Montana won endorsement at the Legislature Wednesday – but the votes appear to set up a political showdown over the final product. 

    Two similar bills to issue state debt for a variety of building projects in Montana won endorsement at the Legislature Wednesday – but the votes appear to set up a political showdown over the final product. 

  • Republicans on House panel kill mail-only ballot option for May 25 election

    Republicans on House panel kill mail-only ballot option for May 25 election

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:30:49 GMT
    GOP members of the House Judiciary CommitteeGOP members of the House Judiciary Committee

    Republicans on a Montana House panel voted Wednesday to kill a bill allowing counties to choose to use only mail ballots in the May 25 special congressional election. 

    Republicans on a Montana House panel voted Wednesday to kill a bill allowing counties to choose to use only mail ballots in the May 25 special congressional election. 

  • State Senate panel adds money back to MT budget bill

    State Senate panel adds money back to MT budget bill

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-03-28 23:42:20 GMT
    Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad (right) and Sen. Eric Moore, R-Miles CitySen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad (right) and Sen. Eric Moore, R-Miles City

    The state Senate’s main budget committee Tuesday added back millions of dollars to the main spending bill for state government – including about $10.5 million over two years for nursing homes that serve the poor. 

    The state Senate’s main budget committee Tuesday added back millions of dollars to the main spending bill for state government – including about $10.5 million over two years for nursing homes that serve the poor. 

  • Montana Senate panel advances big tobacco-tax increase

    Montana Senate panel advances big tobacco-tax increase

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-03-28 23:24:44 GMT

    Anti-smoking advocates supported the bill, saying the higher price for tobacco would lead to fewer kids picking up the habit.

    Anti-smoking advocates supported the bill, saying the higher price for tobacco would lead to fewer kids picking up the habit.

  • MT House panel kills transgender bathroom bill; issue not dead yet

    MT House panel kills transgender bathroom bill; issue not dead yet

    Monday, March 27 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-03-28 00:05:53 GMT
    Jeff Laszloffy, president, MT Family FoundationJeff Laszloffy, president, MT Family Foundation

    A House committee Monday killed a bill that would have asked Montana voters to pass a “transgender bathroom” law.

    A House committee Monday killed a bill that would have asked Montana voters to pass a “transgender bathroom” law.

  • Quist: Health-care troubles led to unpaid taxes and bills

    Quist: Health-care troubles led to unpaid taxes and bills

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:40:42 GMT
    Rob Quist, the Democrat candidate for Montana's seat in the U.S. House of RepresentativesRob Quist, the Democrat candidate for Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

    Democratic congressional candidate Rob Quist says more than $27,000 of unpaid debts and property taxes – which he paid off within the last year – stem from financial problems caused by medical and other costs from a botched surgery 20 years ago.

    Quist said health insurance had become too expensive and that his pre-existing health condition made it difficult to find coverage at all.

  • Bills to eliminate, convert state work-comp fund quickly killed

    Bills to eliminate, convert state work-comp fund quickly killed

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:25:36 GMT
    Sen. Eric Moore, R-Miles CitySen. Eric Moore, R-Miles City

    A state Senate panel Friday heard and quickly shelved two bills to eliminate or privatize the state workers’ compensation fund, which insures some 26,000 Montana businesses against workplace injuries. 

    A state Senate panel Friday heard and quickly shelved two bills to eliminate or privatize the state workers’ compensation fund, which insures some 26,000 Montana businesses against workplace injuries. 

  • Tempers flare over mail-ballot bill; committee room briefly cleared of spectators (video)

    Tempers flare over mail-ballot bill; committee room briefly cleared of spectators (video)

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-03-24 00:21:27 GMT

    Tempers flared Thursday over a bill to allow all-mail ballots for Montana’s May 25 special election, as the chairman of the panel hearing the bill limited testimony and then ordered the room briefly cleared of spectators. 

    Tempers flared Thursday over a bill to allow all-mail ballots for Montana’s May 25 special election, as the chairman of the panel hearing the bill limited testimony and then ordered the room briefly cleared of spectators. 

  • GOP House leaders introduce smaller infrastructure proposal – with no big projects

    GOP House leaders introduce smaller infrastructure proposal – with no big projects

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:47:32 GMT
    Rep. Greg Hertz, R-PolsonRep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson

    The Montana House Republican leadership Wednesday introduced their new infrastructure bill, which is much smaller than Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan – and does not include any large, new building projects. 

    The Montana House Republican leadership Wednesday introduced their new infrastructure bill, which is much smaller than Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan – and does not include any large, new building projects. 

  • MT GOP House leaders going with smaller infrastructure bill – and no big projects

    MT GOP House leaders going with smaller infrastructure bill – and no big projects

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-03-22 16:22:42 GMT

    Montana House Republican leaders plan to introduce a new infrastructure bill Wednesday that’s much smaller than Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan – and that does not include any large, new building projects. 

    Montana House Republican leaders plan to introduce a new infrastructure bill Wednesday that’s much smaller than Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan – and that does not include any large, new building projects. 

  • State workers, others support modest raise for state employees

    State workers, others support modest raise for state employees

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-03-21 23:41:46 GMT
    Rep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena, sponsor of HB13Rep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena, sponsor of HB13

    The bill gives state workers a 1 percent raise starting Nov. 15 and then another 1 percent raise in November 2018.

    The bill gives state workers a 1 percent raise starting Nov. 15 and then another 1 percent raise in November 2018.

  • House GOP readying new multimillion-dollar infrastructure bonding bill

    House GOP readying new multimillion-dollar infrastructure bonding bill

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-03-21 16:44:29 GMT
    Montana Legislature 2017Montana Legislature 2017

    Montana House Republicans are preparing a new infrastructure-funding bill that will include tens of millions of dollars in building projects across the state, big and small, financed with new state debt. 

    Montana House Republicans are preparing a new infrastructure-funding bill that will include tens of millions of dollars in building projects across the state, big and small, financed with new state debt. 

  • House panel advances bill to increase MT's state motor-fuel taxes

    House panel advances bill to increase MT's state motor-fuel taxes

    Monday, March 20 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-03-21 00:31:05 GMT
    Rep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell, sponsor of fuel-tax billRep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell, sponsor of fuel-tax bill

    A House committee Monday evening endorsed the bill raising state motor-fuel taxes by eight cents a gallon to finance highway construction, sending it to the full House for debate and a vote. 

    A House committee Monday evening endorsed the bill raising state motor-fuel taxes by eight cents a gallon to finance highway construction, sending it to the full House for debate and a vote. 

  • MT House endorses budget bill along party lines

    MT House endorses budget bill along party lines

    Thursday, March 16 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-03-17 00:06:55 GMT
    Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-HamiltonRep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton

    On a party-line vote, majority Republicans in the Montana House pushed through the session’s major budget bill Thursday, saying they had funded “essential services” and kept the budget in balance without a tax increase. 

    On a party-line vote, majority Republicans in the Montana House pushed through the session’s major budget bill Thursday, saying they had funded “essential services” and kept the budget in balance without a tax increase. 

  • `Obamacare’ repeal advocates: Wiping out mandates will lower costs

    `Obamacare’ repeal advocates: Wiping out mandates will lower costs

    Thursday, March 16 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-03-16 23:09:43 GMT
    State Auditor Matt RosendaleState Auditor Matt Rosendale

    As far as state Auditor Matt Rosendale is concerned, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act can’t come soon enough – and he says that repeal is the first step toward getting a handle on rising health-care costs. 

    As far as state Auditor Matt Rosendale is concerned, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act can’t come soon enough – and he says that repeal is the first step toward getting a handle on rising health-care costs. 

  • How the repeal of “Obamacare” could affect Montana

    How the repeal of “Obamacare” could affect Montana

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-03-16 00:14:46 GMT
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan presents GOP plan to repeal "Obamacare"U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan presents GOP plan to repeal "Obamacare"

    This is the first of a two-part series examining the potential effects in Montana of repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare.” 

    This is the first of a two-part series examining the potential effects in Montana of repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare.” 

  • Federal judge finally approves settlement offering fix on millions of Remington rifles

    Federal judge finally approves settlement offering fix on millions of Remington rifles

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-03-15 00:36:14 GMT
    A federal judge Tuesday approved a landmark settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles, ending years of litigation on a weapon that critics say has caused injuries and deaths by firing without the trigger being pulled. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith of Kansas City said he’s disappointed so few rifle-owners have asked for the retrofit so far – just 22,000 – but that he couldn’t deny the potent...
    A federal judge Tuesday approved a landmark settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles, ending years of litigation on a weapon that critics say has caused injuries and deaths by firing without the trigger being pulled. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith of Kansas City said he’s disappointed so few rifle-owners have asked for the retrofit so far – just 22,000 – but that he couldn’t deny the potent...
  • MT budget panel adds back money to elderly, disabled care – sort of

    MT budget panel adds back money to elderly, disabled care – sort of

    Friday, March 10 2017 7:32 PM EST2017-03-11 00:32:05 GMT
    House Appropriations CommitteeHouse Appropriations Committee
    On its final day of action on the session’s major budget bill, a legislative committee Friday added back as much as $35 million in spending authority for nursing homes and other services for the elderly and disabled. Yet the increase is contingent on funds not yet approved – and Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director told MTN News that the vote doesn’t really add the money. “We’re glad that they’re starting to see some of the problems with the...
    On its final day of action on the session’s major budget bill, a legislative committee Friday added back as much as $35 million in spending authority for nursing homes and other services for the elderly and disabled. Yet the increase is contingent on funds not yet approved – and Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director told MTN News that the vote doesn’t really add the money. “We’re glad that they’re starting to see some of the problems with the...
  • Solar developer fights bill to shorten clean-power contracts

    Solar developer fights bill to shorten clean-power contracts

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-03-09 00:55:05 GMT

    Richmond says shorter contracts should be considered, because they would more closely reflect market prices for power.

    Richmond says shorter contracts should be considered, because they would more closely reflect market prices for power.

  • Bills would criminalize non-payment rent scofflaws, collect rent judgments for landlords

    Bills would criminalize non-payment rent scofflaws, collect rent judgments for landlords

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-03-07 21:29:34 GMT
    Sen. Roger Webb, R-BillingsSen. Roger Webb, R-Billings

    Student groups and an attorney who represents the poor stood up Tuesday to oppose a pair of bills to crack down on tenants who don’t pay their rent – including one to make non-payment of rent a crime. 

    Student groups and an attorney who represents the poor stood up Tuesday to oppose a pair of bills to crack down on tenants who don’t pay their rent – including one to make non-payment of rent a crime. 

  • MT Dems pick musician Rob Quist as nominee for U.S. House special election

    MT Dems pick musician Rob Quist as nominee for U.S. House special election

    Sunday, March 5 2017 7:44 PM EST2017-03-06 00:44:17 GMT
    Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist and his wife, BonniDemocratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist and his wife, Bonni

    Musician Rob Quist has been chosen as the Democratic candidate for Montana's May 25 special election for its vacant U.S. House seat.

    It took four ballots at a special convention, but Montana Democrats Sunday finally picked musician and songwriter Rob Quist as their nominee to run for the state's vacant U.S. House seat in a special election May 25.

  • Budget, infrastructure will dominate 2nd half of MT Legislature

    Budget, infrastructure will dominate 2nd half of MT Legislature

    Thursday, March 2 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-03-03 00:39:37 GMT

    As lawmakers kick off the second half of the Montana Legislature, they’ll focus on filling some big holes in the proposed state budget – and whether enough money and political will remain to finance a long wish-list of building projects, all across the state. 

    As lawmakers kick off the second half of the Montana Legislature, they’ll focus on filling some big holes in the proposed state budget – and whether enough money and political will remain to finance a long wish-list of building projects, all across the state. 

  • Special election to choose Zinke successor May 25 -- a Thursday

    Special election to choose Zinke successor May 25 -- a Thursday

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-03-02 00:29:12 GMT
    Voting for U.S. House election May 25Voting for U.S. House election May 25

    Bullock set the election for the soonest day possible under law – 85 days after the resignation of the current officeholder.

    Bullock set the election for the soonest day possible under law – 85 days after the resignation of the current officeholder.

  • Zinke poised for confirmation Wednesday as U.S. Interior secretary

    Zinke poised for confirmation Wednesday as U.S. Interior secretary

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-02-28 23:47:08 GMT

    It appears that Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke will be confirmed as U.S. Interior secretary Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, ending weeks of delays and speculation on when the vote would occur. 

    It appears that Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke will be confirmed as U.S. Interior secretary Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, ending weeks of delays and speculation on when the vote would occur. 

  • Gianforte has already raised $825K for special congressional election

    Gianforte has already raised $825K for special congressional election

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-02-28 19:59:26 GMT
    Greg GianforteGreg Gianforte

    Greg Gianforte, who’s vying for the Republican nomination to become Montana’s next U.S. representative, reports that he has already raised $825,000 for an upcoming special election campaign to fill the seat. 

    Greg Gianforte, who’s vying for the Republican nomination to become Montana’s next U.S. representative, reports that he has already raised $825,000 for an upcoming special election campaign to fill the seat. 

  • MT House rejects bill allowing guns in Montana schools

    MT House rejects bill allowing guns in Montana schools

    Monday, February 27 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-02-27 23:08:59 GMT
    Rep. Moffie Funk, D-HelenaRep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena

    The Montana House Monday rejected a bill to allow Montana school personnel to carry concealed weapons on school property. 

    The Montana House Monday rejected a bill to allow Montana school personnel to carry concealed weapons on school property. 

  • House panel kills bill to expand roof-top solar power in Montana

    House panel kills bill to expand roof-top solar power in Montana

    Monday, February 27 2017 1:21 PM EST2017-02-27 18:21:54 GMT
    Solar-power panels at Bozeman Brewing Co.Solar-power panels at Bozeman Brewing Co.

    Republicans on a House panel have killed a bill aimed at expanding the use of roof-top solar power systems in Montana. 

    Republicans on a House panel have killed a bill aimed at expanding the use of roof-top solar power systems in Montana. 

  • Daines hails election of Trump, in speech to MT House

    Daines hails election of Trump, in speech to MT House

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-02-23 00:43:27 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Steve Daines addresses the MT HouseU.S. Sen. Steve Daines addresses the MT House

    Republican U.S. Sen Steve Daines said a Trump administration means better economic times for Montana. 

    Republican U.S. Sen Steve Daines said a Trump administration means better economic times for Montana. 

  • Budget panel overhauls highway funding; chair says fuel-tax increase not needed

    Budget panel overhauls highway funding; chair says fuel-tax increase not needed

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-02-22 16:46:11 GMT
    Rep. Carl Glimm, R-KilaRep. Carl Glimm, R-Kila

    A legislative budget panel has recommended major changes in state Transportation Department spending – changes the panel’s chairman says will allow full funding of the state highway-construction program without a fuel-tax increase. 

    A legislative budget panel has recommended major changes in state Transportation Department spending – changes the panel’s chairman says will allow full funding of the state highway-construction program without a fuel-tax increase. 

  • Republicans in Montana House refuse to revive gay-lesbian nondiscrimination bill

    Republicans in Montana House refuse to revive gay-lesbian nondiscrimination bill

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 9:08 PM EST2017-02-22 02:08:53 GMT
    Final vote on HB417Final vote on HB417

    Republicans in the Montana House Tuesday rejected an attempt to bring to the floor a bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians in Montana, effectively killing the measure. 

    Republicans in the Montana House Tuesday rejected an attempt to bring to the floor a bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians in Montana, effectively killing the measure. 

  • Legislature considers bill to allow major expansion of roof-top solar power in MT

    Legislature considers bill to allow major expansion of roof-top solar power in MT

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 2:31 PM EST2017-02-21 19:31:50 GMT
    Rep. Bryce Bennett, D-MissoulaRep. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula

    Roof-top solar power in Montana could be greatly expanded under a bill that state lawmakers will near this week – but it wouldn’t take effect until 2019. 

    Roof-top solar power in Montana could be greatly expanded under a bill that state lawmakers will near this week – but it wouldn’t take effect until 2019. 

  • Republicans on House panel kill bill to protect LGBT against discrimination

    Republicans on House panel kill bill to protect LGBT against discrimination

    Monday, February 20 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-02-20 20:16:59 GMT
    Republican Reps. Theresa Manzella and Lola Sheldon-Galloway on the House Judiciary CommitteeRepublican Reps. Theresa Manzella and Lola Sheldon-Galloway on the House Judiciary Committee

    Republicans on a House committee Monday voted to kill a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against lesbians and gays in Montana. 

    Republicans on a House committee Monday voted to kill a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against lesbians and gays in Montana. 

  • Bill would ban abortions in Montana after 24 weeks of pregnancy

    Bill would ban abortions in Montana after 24 weeks of pregnancy

    Monday, February 20 2017 2:50 PM EST2017-02-20 19:50:23 GMT

    A bill banning late-term abortions in Montana violates the Constitution and past court rulings upholding access to abortion, its opponents told a Senate committee Monday. 

    A bill banning late-term abortions in Montana violates the Constitution and past court rulings upholding access to abortion, opponents said.

  • U.S. House candidate plays benefit in Billings

    U.S. House candidate plays benefit in Billings

    Saturday, February 18 2017 12:56 AM EST2017-02-18 05:56:26 GMT
    Rob Quist and his daughter Halladay performing at the Elks Lodge in Billings.Rob Quist and his daughter Halladay performing at the Elks Lodge in Billings.

    Democratic Congressional hopeful Rob Quist appeared in Billings Friday night, playing some tunes and raising money for a good cause.

    Democratic Congressional hopeful Rob Quist appeared in Billings Friday night, playing some tunes and raising money for a good cause.

  • Will Remington rifle class-action settlement, to fix trigger mechanisms, be rejected?

    Will Remington rifle class-action settlement, to fix trigger mechanisms, be rejected?

    Friday, February 17 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-02-17 17:12:08 GMT
    Richard Barber of Willow Creek, MTRichard Barber of Willow Creek, MT

    A massive settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles is now in the hands of a federal judge – but he expressed deep skepticism this week about the deal’s effectiveness in protecting rifle owners from accidental discharges.

    A massive settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles is now in the hands of a federal judge – but he expressed deep skepticism this week about the deal’s effectiveness in protecting rifle owners from accidental discharges.

  • Gov. Bullock indicates he’ll veto concealed-carry bill

    Gov. Bullock indicates he’ll veto concealed-carry bill

    Friday, February 17 2017 9:51 AM EST2017-02-17 14:51:55 GMT
    Gov. Steve BullockGov. Steve Bullock

    Gov. Steve Bullock indicated Thursday he’s going to veto a bill that would allow anyone who legally owns a gun in Montana to carry a concealed weapon, without a permit. 

    Gov. Steve Bullock indicated Thursday he’s going to veto a bill that would allow anyone who legally owns a gun in Montana to carry a concealed weapon, without a permit. 

  • Legislative panel recommends $23M cut for MT U-System budget

    Legislative panel recommends $23M cut for MT U-System budget

    Thursday, February 16 2017 7:35 PM EST2017-02-17 00:35:58 GMT

    A legislative budget panel Thursday recommended a 3.5 percent cut in Montana’s university system budget – a move that could lead to student tuition increases of more than 20 percent this fall.

    A legislative budget panel Thursday recommended a 3.5 percent cut in Montana’s university system budget – a move that could lead to student tuition increases of more than 20 percent this fall.

  • Bill prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians debated – again

    Bill prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians debated – again

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-02-16 00:23:45 GMT
    Kathleen O'Donnell, before the House Judiciary CommitteeKathleen O'Donnell, before the House Judiciary Committee

    Gays, lesbians, and their supporters testified Wednesday for a bill to give them protection under Montana’s non-discrimination laws.

    Gays, lesbians, and their supporters testified Wednesday for a bill to give them protection under Montana’s non-discrimination laws.

  • GOP advancing bills to expand concealed-carry of handguns in Montana

    GOP advancing bills to expand concealed-carry of handguns in Montana

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-02-15 04:14:41 GMT
    Rep. Randy Brodehl, R-Kalispell, whose bill would allow lawmakers to carry concealed weaponsRep. Randy Brodehl, R-Kalispell, whose bill would allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons

    From schools to the state Capitol to the U.S. Post Office and beyond, Republican lawmakers are advancing bills that would expand where Montanans can carry concealed weapons.

    From schools to the state Capitol to the U.S. Post Office and beyond, Republican lawmakers are advancing bills that would expand where Montanans can carry concealed weapons.

  • U.S. Senate vote to confirm Zinke as Interior secretary likely not until March

    U.S. Senate vote to confirm Zinke as Interior secretary likely not until March

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:56 AM EST2017-02-14 16:56:27 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont.U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont.

    The U.S. Senate vote on whether to confirm Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke as U.S. Interior secretary probably won’t occur until the end of this month or next month, MTN News has learned. 

    The U.S. Senate vote on whether to confirm Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke as U.S. Interior secretary probably won’t occur until the end of this month or next month, MTN News has learned. 

  • GOP House votes to abolish MT commish of political practices

    GOP House votes to abolish MT commish of political practices

    Monday, February 13 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-02-14 01:54:51 GMT
    Rep. Derek Skees, R-KalispellRep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell

    Republicans in the Montana House Monday voted to abolish the state’s commissioner of political practices, which enforces campaign laws in the state. 

    Republicans in the Montana House Monday voted to abolish the state’s commissioner of political practices, which enforces campaign laws in the state. 

  • MT House advances bill allowing more exempt wells in developments

    MT House advances bill allowing more exempt wells in developments

    Monday, February 13 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-02-14 00:01:43 GMT
    Rep. Carl Glimm, R-KilaRep. Carl Glimm, R-Kila

    The House voted 66-34 for the measure, with all but one of the chamber’s 59 Republicans and eight Democrats voting for it.

    The House voted 66-34 for the measure, with all but one of the chamber’s 59 Republicans and eight Democrats voting for it.

  • Republicans kill bill to raise MT taxes on wealthiest households

    Republicans kill bill to raise MT taxes on wealthiest households

    Saturday, February 11 2017 4:04 PM EST2017-02-11 21:04:35 GMT
    Rep. Kim Abbott, D-HelenaRep. Kim Abbott, D-Helena

    As expected, Republicans on a House tax panel killed a Democrat-sponsored proposal to raise state income taxes for the wealthiest 1 percent of Montana households. 

    As expected, Republicans on a House tax panel killed a Democrat-sponsored proposal to raise state income taxes for the wealthiest 1 percent of Montana households. 

  • GOP lawmaker sponsoring bill to increase state gas tax 8 cents per gallon

    GOP lawmaker sponsoring bill to increase state gas tax 8 cents per gallon

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-02-10 22:42:18 GMT
    Rep. Frank Garner, R-KalispellRep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell

    A Republican lawmaker from Kalispell said Friday he’ll be introducing a bill to increase the state gasoline tax by 8 cents a gallon, to bolster diminishing state highway-construction funds. 

    A Republican lawmaker from Kalispell said Friday he’ll be introducing a bill to increase the state gasoline tax by 8 cents a gallon, to bolster diminishing state highway-construction funds. 

  • House panel kills bill to abolish death penalty in MT

    House panel kills bill to abolish death penalty in MT

    Friday, February 10 2017 2:26 PM EST2017-02-10 19:26:43 GMT
    Rep. Adam Hertz, R-MissoulaRep. Adam Hertz, R-Missoula

    The House Judiciary Committee Friday voted 10-9 to kill the measure to abolish Montana’s death penalty and replace it with life-in-prison-without-parole. 

    The House Judiciary Committee Friday voted 10-9 to kill the measure to abolish Montana’s death penalty and replace it with life-in-prison-without-parole. 

  • MDT director: Bill to increase MT fuel tax will be introduced next week

    MDT director: Bill to increase MT fuel tax will be introduced next week

    Thursday, February 9 2017 8:19 PM EST2017-02-10 01:19:50 GMT
    State Transportation Director Mike TooleyState Transportation Director Mike Tooley

    A bill increasing Montana’s state fuel tax, to replenish Montana’s dwindling state highway account, will be introduced next week by a Republican lawmaker, the state transportation director said Thursday. 

    Mike Tooley said the bill will be carried by Rep. Frank Garner (R-Kalispell).

  • Panel advances gov’s infrastructure package – but long way from finish

    Panel advances gov’s infrastructure package – but long way from finish

    Thursday, February 9 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-02-09 21:19:41 GMT
    The Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Long-Range PlanningThe Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Long-Range Planning

    Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s $200 million-plus infrastructure package cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday, winning endorsement from a Republican-controlled budget panel. 

    Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s $200 million-plus infrastructure package cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday, winning endorsement from a Republican-controlled budget panel. 

  • Daines in national spotlight in Senate dust-up with Sen. Warren

    Daines in national spotlight in Senate dust-up with Sen. Warren

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-02-09 00:42:50 GMT

    Montana’s Republican U.S. senator, Steve Daines, found himself in the middle of a political firestorm Wednesday, in the wake of gaveling down fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren for comments she made during the confirmation debate over attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. 

    Montana’s Republican U.S. senator, Steve Daines, found himself in the middle of a political firestorm Wednesday, in the wake of gaveling down fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren for comments she made during the confirmation debate over attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. 

  • MT State Prison Warden Kirkegard retiring this spring

    MT State Prison Warden Kirkegard retiring this spring

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 6:20 PM EST2017-02-07 23:20:15 GMT
    MT State Prison Warden Leroy KirkegardMT State Prison Warden Leroy Kirkegard

    The warden at the Montana State Prison, Leroy Kirkegard, is retiring in April, saying he wants to move back to Las Vegas to be closer to his family, which has added two grandchildren.

    The warden at the Montana State Prison, Leroy Kirkegard, is retiring in April, saying he wants to move back to Las Vegas to be closer to his family, which has added two grandchildren.

  • Bill would allow denial of hunting and fishing licenses to child-support scofflaws

    Bill would allow denial of hunting and fishing licenses to child-support scofflaws

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 2:45 PM EST2017-02-07 19:45:35 GMT
    Sen. Mike Lang, R-MaltaSen. Mike Lang, R-Malta

    Montanans who don’t pay their child support could be denied hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, under a bill presented Tuesday by Republican state Sen. Mike Lang. 

    Sarah Partridge, who testified for the bill, said she hadn’t received a child-support payment for seven years, despite the state’s best efforts.

  • Bullock pitches infrastructure in Froid -- but what happens now?

    Bullock pitches infrastructure in Froid -- but what happens now?

    Monday, February 6 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-02-06 23:44:33 GMT
    Gov. Steve Bullock with Froid Mayor Sheri CrainGov. Steve Bullock with Froid Mayor Sheri Crain

    Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock traveled to this northeastern Montana community Friday to pitch his $292 million infrastructure proposal – but he was mostly preaching to the choir. 

    Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock traveled to this northeastern Montana community Friday to pitch his $292 million infrastructure proposal – but he was mostly preaching to the choir. 

  • Death-penalty opponents present bill to abolish it; no one testifies against

    Death-penalty opponents present bill to abolish it; no one testifies against

    Monday, February 6 2017 5:47 PM EST2017-02-06 22:47:24 GMT
    Rep. Adam Hertz, R-MissoulaRep. Adam Hertz, R-Missoula

    Opponents of the death penalty are making another run at abolishing it in Montana – and told a House committee Monday there are multiple reasons for getting rid of what they called an ineffective, costly sentence.

    Opponents of the death penalty are making another run at abolishing it in Montana – and told a House committee Monday there are multiple reasons for getting rid of what they called an ineffective, costly sentence.

  • Lawmakers reject Bullock’s cut of their funding; now what?

    Lawmakers reject Bullock’s cut of their funding; now what?

    Sunday, February 5 2017 12:39 AM EST2017-02-05 05:39:15 GMT
    Gov. Steve BullockGov. Steve Bullock

    On nearly party-line votes, majority Republicans on Friday rejected Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s attempt to force them to cut spending in the bill funding the 2017 legislative session. 

    On nearly party-line votes, majority Republicans on Friday rejected Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s attempt to force them to cut spending in the bill funding the 2017 legislative session. 

  • Bullock vetoes legislative funding bill

    Bullock vetoes legislative funding bill

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-02-02 23:51:11 GMT
    Gov. Steve BullockGov. Steve Bullock

    Gov. Steve Bullock Thursday vetoed the bill funding the 2017 Legislature, saying he wouldn’t accept a 14 percent increase in spending for lawmakers while other agencies are being asked to scale back. 

    Gov. Steve Bullock Thursday vetoed the bill funding the 2017 Legislature, saying he wouldn’t accept a 14 percent increase in spending for lawmakers while other agencies are being asked to scale back. 

  • Tribal chairman: Montana has always been about working together

    Tribal chairman: Montana has always been about working together

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:15 PM EST2017-02-02 00:15:08 GMT
    CSKT Chairman Vernon FinleyCSKT Chairman Vernon Finley

    One of Montana’s top tribal leaders told state lawmakers Wednesday that Montanans have always worked together to solve problems facing the state – and urged them to continue that tradition. 

    One of Montana’s top tribal leaders told state lawmakers Wednesday that Montanans have always worked together to solve problems facing the state – and urged them to continue that tradition. 

  • Dem lawmaker pitches tax increase on wealthiest Montanans

    Dem lawmaker pitches tax increase on wealthiest Montanans

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-02-01 23:47:37 GMT
    Rep. Kim Abbott, D-HelenaRep. Kim Abbott, D-Helena

    Montana’s wealthiest 1 percent should pay more taxes on their top income, to provide extra revenue to help the state avoid deep budget cuts that will harm vital services, a state Democratic lawmaker argued Wednesday. 

    Montana’s wealthiest 1 percent should pay more taxes on their top income, to provide extra revenue to help the state avoid deep budget cuts that will harm vital services, a state Democratic lawmaker argued Wednesday. 

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