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Tester gives first TV interview since Trump spat

 BIG SANDY - Senator Jon Tester is back on his Big Sandy farm, while the Veterans Administration is still without a permanent secretary. In an exclusive television interview, MTN spoke with the Senator Thursday about...

MT lodging industry says Airbnb rentals may be shirking tax payments

HELENA - A study commissioned by Montana’s lodging industry says rentals by Airbnb, the on-line lodging giant, generated $69 million of revenue last year in Montana, but likely didn’t pay state lodging taxes on...

Democratic House candidates debate in Helena

HELENA - The Greater Montana Foundation will sponsor debates between Democrat primary candidates for the US House on Thursday, May 3, at the Ed Craney Studio of the Montana Museum of the Montana Historical...

Democratic candidates vying for U.S. congressional seat speak in Butte

BUTTE - John Heenan and Grant Kier, the two Democratic candidates who have raised the most money for their congressional bids against Republican incumbent Greg Gianforte, stopped in Butte Wednesday to deliver a message...

Cascade County Sheriff Candidates Debate (video)

GREAT FALLS - KRTV hosted a debate for the four Cascade County Sheriff candidates on Wednesday, May 2nd. There are four candidates running for Cascade County Sheriff: George Kynett, Bob Rosipal, Jesse Slaughter and incumbent...

Broken windows at Sen. Daines’ Missoula office under investigation

MISSOULA - Police are investigating a vandalism case that occurred at Senator Steve Daines' office located in downtown Missoula. On Twitter the Senator commented, “It’s disturbing that folks have turned to vandalizing my Missoula...

Trump-aligned Super PAC spends $344K on ad attacking Sen. Tester

HELENA - President Trump’s allies are continuing their attacks on U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, as a “Super PAC” aligned with the president bought substantial air time this week in Montana for an ad lambasting...

AG Fox praises Ninth Circuit decision upholding state’s campaign contribution limits

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox released the following statement Wednesday on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ second ruling in seven months, upholding his office’s defense of Montana’s contribution limits in Lair...

Report: Yellowstone NP superintendent may be reassigned

WASHINGTON, DC - The Washington Post is reporting that Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk may be reassigned in a major national parks management shakeup. The Post says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to send...

Tester voted with Trump 52 percent last year – but not on many key...

HELENA - As President Trump singled out Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester for criticism last week, the senator’s detractors also labeled him as no friend of the president – in a state won...

Montana analyst: Trump more ‘Chihuahua’ than bear in spat with Tester

BILLINGS - As President Trump vents his anger with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester on Twitter, one political analyst believes the spat could actually help the Montana Democrat in the long run. Montana State University Professor...

Trump slams Tester again in speech; “I know things” about him

President Donald Trump, in a characteristically free-wheeling speech Saturday night, tossed out an unspecified allegation about Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, whom Trump blamed for the recent sinking of his nominee to lead the...

Trump tweet: Tester should resign

WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump called on Democratic Sen. Jon Tester to resign Saturday morning saying allegations against the President's nominee for VA Secretary are proving false. Trump called for Tester's resignation in a two-part tweet. Allegations made...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Montana seeing massive increase in meth, heroin violations

BILLINGS - Speaking directly to Montana law enforcement at during an appearance Friday in Billings, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said America is experiencing the deadliest drug crisis in American history. "There can be no...

Republican campaign committee files to intervene in Democratic lawsuit over Montana Green Party

HELENA - A committee that works to elect Republicans to the Montana Legislature is asking to get involved with a lawsuit seeking to block the Green Party from the state ballot. This week, the Montana...

Democratic state reps kick off Montana tour in Missoula

MISSOULA - Thursday marked the first day of the Democratic Legislative tour for Montana State representatives. It's the first stop of a tour aimed at showing state legislature representatives what Montanans want to see...

GOP Senate candidates debate tonight at 7

 HELENA - The Greater Montana Foundation will sponsor debates between Republican primary candidates for the US Senate on Thursday, April 26, at the Ed Craney Studio of the Montana Museum of the Montana Historical...

Tester: VA nominee known as ‘the candy man’ for handing out prescriptions “like candy”

The embattled nominee tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs was known as "the candy man" inside the White House, Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday, citing reports from individuals who raised concerns about...

U.S. House Dem candidates want publicly-run health-care reforms

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on health-care proposals from the candidates running in contested primaries for U.S. Senate and U.S. House. HELENA - Most of the five Democrats vying to...

Special legislative committee on state employee settlements convenes, most Democrats not taking part

HELENA - A special Montana legislative committee formed to review settlements paid to state employees held its first meeting Wednesday – though several of the members refused to take part. Republican House Speaker Austin Knudsen...

Attorney General Sessions in Billings Friday to address drug crisis

BILLINGS - Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Billings on Friday, April 27 to talk about the drug crisis in America. Sessions will deliver remarks at the Rimrock Foundation on Friday afternoon at 1:15pm. The...

GOP U.S. Senate candidates mostly touting free-market solutions for health care

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on health-care proposals from the candidates running in contested primaries for U.S. Senate and U.S. House. HELENA - When it comes to health care, at...

Montana budget cuts: Looking back, and moving forward

 MISSOULA - It was a difficult 2017 for many working in health and human services -- and for those in need of their care -- as massive budget reductions have undercut programs statewide. The consequences...

Helena Public Schools asks voters for levy increases to raise teacher salaries

HELENA - Voters in the Helena area will decide next month whether to increase property taxes to fund raises for teachers and other public school employees. Helena Public Schools is proposing two additional levies in...

Former Trump aide Flynn coming to Billings to campaign for Republican Downing

BILLINGS - Michael Flynn, who served as President Trump's national security advisor for 24 days, is coming to Billings May 6 on a campaign stop for Republican Senate candidate Troy Downing. Flynn, a retired...