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Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could...

Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing an expanded contract worth $300 million with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid, newly...

Capitol Christmas tree stops in Whitefish

WHITEFISH - The Community of Whitefish had a special visitor on Monday. The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree made a stop at "Don K Whitefish," as part of its journey across the country from Montana to Washington...

East Helena City Council race still a tie, county planning recount

(EAST HELENA) A city council race in East Helena remained tied Monday after the latest results from last week’s election were released. Now, Lewis and Clark County officials are getting ready for a recount. Incumbent...

$30M charge on state work-comp fund faces opposition

HELENA - A $30 million charge on the state workers’ compensation fund – which accounts for nearly half of Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposed taxes to help fill the state’s budget hole – ran into opposition...

GOP wants expanded premium tax, on smaller health insurers

HELENA - The only tax increase in Republicans’ expanded agenda for the Montana special legislative session would impose the state insurance-premium tax on two smaller health insurers, in the name of “equalization” of taxes. The...

Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees ‘hostage’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially-designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to...

Chamber of Commerce: Special session could bring economic bump to Helena

(HELENA) Local business leaders say the upcoming special session of the Montana Legislature could bring a short, but sizable, economic boost to the Helena area. Hotels around the city said Friday they’ve seen a jump...

Montana Legislative Services prepares for special session with limited staff

(HELENA) With a special state legislative session scheduled to start next week, the Montana Legislative Services Division is already working to be ready when lawmakers arrive in Helena. Executive director Susan Fox said Legislative Services...

GOP has votes to expand session; Shelby private prison looks like a flash-point

HELENA - Republican lawmakers said Friday they have enough signatures to expand the agenda of next week’s special session of the Montana Legislature, beyond what Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has proposed to fill a $227...

Capitol Christmas Tree officially begins its journey from Montana to DC

EUREKA - The Christmas season has officially begun in Montana. Many Montanans took part in celebrating the beginning of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's journey this week, during the first viewing event in the Kootenai National...

After Montana wildfires, elected leaders, environmental groups spar over forest management

HELENA - Off Cabin Gulch Road, in the Big Belt Mountains east of Townsend, you can see signs of change in parts of the forest: tree stumps, brush piles and orange blazes on the...

Trump thinks US, China could jointly solve world’s problems

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump set aside his blistering rhetoric in favor of friendly overtures to China on Thursday, trying to flatter his hosts into establishing a more balanced trade relationship and doing...

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and...

Capitol shuttle service back for special session

HELENA – A shuttle service is back to alleviate parking issues for the upcoming special legislative session. The Capitol Shuttle service pickup will be at the west entrance of Jorgenson's at 1714 11th Ave. Starting Monday (Nov. 13)...

China’s largest online retailer to buy Montana beef

WASHINGTON — China's largest online retailer has signed a deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association to invest at least $300 million in Montana's beef industry over the next several years. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced Wednesday that...

Helena mayor-elect Collins talks about historic election, plans for the city

(HELENA) Wilmot Collins says the hours after Tuesday’s election results were released were full of excitement. Collins won a narrow race to become Helena’s next mayor, defeating four-term incumbent Jim Smith by just over 300...

MT Republicans plan to expand special session agenda

Legislative Republicans plan to expand next week’s special session agenda, to include more options to fill Montana’s $227 million budget hole, MTN News has learned – including $32 million from an account controlled by...

Black candidates win mayoral races, could affect US politics

DETROIT (AP) — Voters in more than a half-dozen U.S. cities have elected or re-elected black mayors. Tuesday's wins came a half-century after Carl Stokes was elected in Cleveland as the first black mayor of...

Voters tell Lockwood school officials to move forward on new high school

Lockwood voters approved a proposal authorizing Lockwood school trustees to move forward with a new high school Tuesday night. The unofficial tally showed the measure taking 69 percent of the vote in the third count. It does...

1 year since win, Trump still keeps vanquished foe in sights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump handily won the election a year ago Wednesday. Ask him and he'll tell you about it. Ten months into his presidency, Trump is still focused — some say fixated —...

Progressive candidates sweep Helena elections, East Helena race tied

HELENA - Helena voters backed candidates who promised to take city government in a more progressive direction in Tuesday’s election. Wilmot Collins, a child protection specialist with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human...

Preliminary results indicate jail levy passing

HELENA – Preliminary results showed the levy to pay for operations and maintenance costs for a renovated Lewis and Clark County jail in Helena has passed. The levy's success comes as good news for jail...

Preliminary Helena, East Helena and Boulder election results

The numbers are only preliminary, they will be updated as new information comes in. Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins: 5,139 (51.28%) Jim Smith (Inc.): 4,801 (47.90%) Write-in: 82 (.82%) Helena City Commission  Heather O'Loughlin: 4,834 (26%) Andres Halady (Inc.): 4,288 (23.06%) Sean Logan:4,144...

Helena, East Helena city candidate interviews

(HELENA) Voters in Helena and East Helena will select city leaders for the next four years during the upcoming election. KTVH interviewed all the candidates about their priorities if elected. Ballots will be mailed out...