Stories tagged: Montana
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Montana House kills bill to raise tobacco taxes
The Montana House has killed a bill to hike tobacco taxes after Democrats failed to muster enough votes to bring the measure to the floor for debate.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Northwest Montana ski resort sets record for visits
The Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana says it had more than 346,000 skier visits during the 2016-17 season, a record.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Judge won’t halt Montana special election ballots for appeal
A judge won’t delay the printing and mailing of ballots for three minor party and independent candidates who are suing to run in Montana’s special congressional election.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Montana Sen. Tester picks up Republican challenger for 2018 election
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has his first challenger in the 2018 Montana elections.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Would-be Montana candidates win court case, still won’t be on ballot
A federal judge sided with three would-be candidates who argued they didn’t have enough time to gather the signatures required to qualify for Montana’s special congressional election – but their …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs from Montana get names: Nova and Nita
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana.
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
VA: Vets won’t be left homeless if Montana facility closes
Eight veterans who live in a Helena facility won’t be left homeless if the facility shuts down, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:17 a.m.
Anti-suicide bill moves forward in Montana Legislature
Alarmed by suicide rates persistently among the highest in the nation, Montana lawmakers moved closer Saturday to sending legislation to Gov. Steve Bullock authorizing $1 million to address a crisis …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Montana man who says he has 22 DUIs pleads guilty to another
A Montana man who says he has 22 convictions for driving under the influence has pleaded guilty to another felony DUI.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Nurse practitioner suspended over prescribing and using opiates
The Montana Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse practitioner after he acknowledged prescribing large amounts of oxycodone to a patient which the two then shared.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Montana House advances bill against aborting viable fetuses
An anti-abortion bill that would require doctors to do all they can to save potentially viable fetuses is a step closer to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk, after the Montana House …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Remote control boat launches successfully in toxic pit
A remote-controlled boat has been successfully launched into a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Air ambulance costs debated by Montana lawmakers
Montana lawmakers are trying to do what other states have failed to do before them: regulate the air ambulance industry to keep patients who need life-saving flights from receiving whopping …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
ACLU Montana memberships triples, donations increase
The ACLU of Montana says its membership has tripled and an interest from donors and supporters of civil liberties has been heightened.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Thousands of defects found on oil train routes
When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9 a.m.
Montana lawmakers advance bill on youth concussions
The Montana Legislature is advancing a bill that would extend safeguards against youth concussions to private schools and sports associations.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Missoula to pull $2.6 million from Wells Fargo accounts over oil pipeline investments
The Missoula City Commission has voted to pull $2.6 million of the city’s money from Wells Fargo accounts because the bank is invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline and because …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Montana Senate passes broadband internet privacy measure
States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers’ consent before collecting …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Montana House advances ballot measure defining ‘person’
The Montana House voted along party lines to advance a measure seeking to let voters to define a “person” as a fertilized egg at the moment of conception.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Deadline nears for asbestos work in contaminated Libby
Residents of a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning have until the end of the month to contact environmental officials to …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Billings Clinic terminates nurse for stealing patient drugs
A Billings hospital has fired a nurse accused of stealing narcotics intended for patients and replacing the drugs with saline.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Montana Senate endorses concealed weapons bills
The Montana Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved a measure along party lines granting state lawmakers the right to carry concealed firearms in the state Capitol and on other state property.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Anti-abortion lawmaker wants voters to define ‘person’
A Montana lawmaker wants voters to change the state constitution to declare that human life begins at conception.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Montana lawmakers vote against transgender bathroom bill
A Montana legislative panel has rejected a bill that called for a statewide vote on whether to bar transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Bus taking 26 students on ski trip catches fire; no injuries
Authorities say a bus carrying 26 students on a ski trip caught fire as it made its way up the steep road to Red Lodge Mountain.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Montana bill seeks abortion ban on ‘pain-capable’ fetuses
The Montana Senate on Friday advanced a proposal seeking to extend protections to so-called “pain-capable” fetuses.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent in February
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, compared to the national rate of 4.7 percent.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Montana House endorses first fuel tax hike in 24 years
The Montana House has endorsed what would be the state’s first fuel tax hike in 24 years.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison killed this winter
Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more than 1,200 bison culled this winter.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Democrats try again to raise taxes on wealthiest Montanans
Democrats are trying for a third time this legislative session to raise taxes on the wealthiest Montanans.