Students learn financial responsibility at the Capitol Friday

HELENA – Just over 200 high school students from across Montana visited the capitol on Friday to learn about financial responsibility. Montana Credit Unions provided a financial reality fair at the capitol.  Students were given...

Daines and AG leaders met for round table discussion

GREAT FALLS - Montana's agriculture leaders met with Senator Steve Daines in Great Falls Friday to talk about the future of the industry. A concern felt across the board was the future of trade for...

HHS students use 3-D printer to make race cars

HELENA  - Helena High students used 3-D printers to create race cars as part of a class lesson. Drafting class high school students made their sketches of mini derby CO2 cars come to life, with...

Bus full of students catches fire; no injuries reported

RED LODGE - A school bus carrying 26 students caught fire Friday morning on the road leading to the Red Lodge Mountain ski resort. No injuries were reported, but the bus was torched. All of the...

Lawmakers select 2 nominees for political practices office

HELENA(AP) — Legislative leaders ended a stalemate Friday and will forward two names for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to consider for the next commissioner of political practices to oversee the state's campaign, ethics and...

House rejects moving Montana State Parks from FWP

HELENA (AP) — The House has voted against removing Montana State Parks from the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Lawmakers voted 50-49 Friday against the measure that would have given the parks division its...

DOJ investigating use of taser on 84-year-old man

HARLOWTON - The Montana Department of Justice has been asked by the Wheatland County Attorney and Sheriff’s Office to investigate the use of a taser on an 84-year-old man during a traffic stop last week. According...

Daines says Trump’s Keystone XL approval will bring ‘800’ jobs to the state

GREAT FALLS - President Trump announced Friday that his administration has officially approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. It completes the reversal of a decision made by his predecessor, Barack Obama, to block the project. The approval means that Trans-Canada...

Boating ramps open this weekend; decontamination stations on site

HELENA – Fish Wildlife and Parks announced Friday that boaters heading to Canyon Ferry Reservoir this weekend will find two open ramps with decontamination stations on site as a way to address the threat...

Windy conditions halt controlled burns; smoke could be visible through weekend

HELENA - Lewis and Clark National Forest officials reported that due to projected windy conditions the Helena Ranger District will not be continuing their controlled burn operations Friday. The officials report wind gusts could be...

Governor warns House bill could sink infrastructure again

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's budget director warned Friday that House Republicans' stripped-down infrastructure bill could result once again in the state failing to pass a bonding bill for public works and...

(UPDATE) Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill in humiliating loss

(UPDATE) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly. It was...

Montana’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent in February

HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday that Montana’s unemployment rate continued its downward movement in February, declining 0.1 percentage point to 3.8 percent. Associated Press reported hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared...

Rindal sentenced for animal cruelty charges

TOWNSEND - A former Broadwater County woman will spend time behind bars for mistreating more than two-dozen horses. Three years to the day after Broadwater County law enforcement officers seized nearly 30 starved horses from...

Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate...

Daniels pleads not guilty to 20 charges in connection with GF car chase

GREAT FALLS - Judd Anthony Daniels, Jr., appeared in court in Great Falls on Thursday to face the 20 criminal charges in connection with a police chase and crash in February. Daniels pleaded not guilty...

Roaring Lion Fire sparks discussion of fire protection plan

HAMILTON - Foresters said an effort to thin forests along the Bitterroot Mountain Front saved many properties during the Roaring Lion Fire, even on lands that hadn't been treated. There's a belief that should prompt the...

Montana House endorses 8-cent increase in state gas tax

(HELENA) The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would raise the state’s gas tax — for the first time in nearly 25 years — to fund road safety improvements.   Lawmakers voted 56-44 in favor...

Lawmakers hear testimony on putting locker room restrictions before voters

(HELENA) Lawmakers could ask Montana voters to decide whether people should be required to use locker rooms and other facilities based on their biological sex.   The House Judiciary Committee held an initial hearing Thursday morning...

FWP gets new tool to fight invasive mussels

HELENA - Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks showed off one if its newest tools in the fight against invasive mussels on Thursday. FWP’s watercraft inspectors learned about their new pressurized watercraft cleaning trailers. The state of...

Sexual assault investigation of Anaconda b-ball players passed to Ravalli County Attorney

HAMILTON - The Hamilton Police Department has completed their investigation into a reported sexual assault involving two Anaconda High School basketball players. Their findings in the case were passed on to the Ravalli County Attorney’s...

US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national...

Tempers flare over mail-ballot bill; chairman orders spectators temporarily out of committee room

HELENA - 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...

50 Local Eateries Honored for Commitment to Food Safety

HELENA - Helena restaurants and food service providers were honored by Lewis and Clark County Public Health Thursday. Environmental health specialists with Lewis and Clark Public Health presented 15 Gold and 35 Silver Fork Awards...

Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote...