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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...

Texas massacre is seized on by both sides in gun debate

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun-control...

Official says Puerto Rico needs ‘unprecedented’ federal help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more help from the Trump administration and Congress, the head of a...

Gov. Bullock announces budget cuts, calls special session

HELENA-After weeks of speculation, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he will call state lawmakers back to Helena to address the state’s budget deficit. Bullock said a special legislative session will start next week. The...

Candidates for Associate Justice on the Montana Supreme Court announced

HELENA - Montana's Judicial Nomination Commission has named the finalists for Associate Justice on the Montana Supreme Court. The five applicants include Ingrid Gayle Gustafson, James Gebhard Hunt, Micheal F. Lamb, William Russell McElyea and Martha...

Friends remember former MT Gov. Martz as hard-working, kind-hearted

HELENA - Lynn Staley says she remembers her work as scheduler for Gov. Judy Martz as one of the “most exciting jobs I’ve ever had.” “Martz cared so much about the people of the state,...

Montana leaders honor memory of former Gov. Martz

(HELENA) Montana state leaders paid their last respects Friday morning to former Gov. Judy Martz, the state’s first, and so far only – female governor. Montana Highway Patrol troopers and Butte-Silver Bow police escorted Martz’s...

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways. The Western Governors' Association on...

Flags in Montana to be flown at half-staff to honor Martz

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock ordered flags statewide be flown at half-staff over the weekend to honor the memory of former Gov. Judy Martz. Martz, who died Monday after a long fight with pancreatic cancer, will...

Trump’s brief Twitter outage prompts cheers, concerns

Some cheered and others raised concerns when President Donald Trump's Twitter account, a mouthpiece for the U.S. presidency, mysteriously went dark for a few minutes this week. "My Twitter account was taken down for 11...

Groups sue for details on Trump plan for national monuments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists sued the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday seeking to pry loose details of plans to shrink national monuments and marine areas and open them to more resource...

Bowe Bergdahl judge begins deliberating sergeant’s sentence

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military judge on Thursday began deliberating the punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after defense attorneys asked for no prison time while prosecutors sought more than a decade...

GOP House leaders say budget `deal’ far from settled

HELENA – In the latest twist in Montana’s $227 million budget crisis, some Republican House leaders said Thursday any agreement on a solution involving the Legislature is far from settled. “How can there be something...

Montana leaders weigh in on tax reform

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan Thursday that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy's every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and reduced personal taxes for many with fewer...

Bullock’s budget director lays out options; says there are only a few days to...

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director Wednesday said key lawmakers have agreed to a “general framework” to fill the state’s $227 million budget hole, including temporary tax increases – and laid out options...

Helena City Manager 1 of 5 finalists for Billings job

BILLINGS - The Billings City Council will choose one of five candidates to be the next city administrator. One of those five is Helena City Manager Ron Alles. He is among two other current city managers. The...

CIA releases 470,000 more files from bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor was released Wednesday by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida...

House approves bill to speed logging to combat wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire...

Capitol Christmas Tree celebration to be held near Troy

KOOTENAI NATIONAL FOREST - In less than a week, the Montana tree selected to be displayed as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be cut down. Organizers said on Wednesday that near Troy on Nov....

Former Montana Gov. Martz to be honored in Helena, Butte

HELENA — Montana's only female governor will be honored at the state Capitol and in Butte this week. A “Celebration of Life” for Judy Martz will be held Saturday at the Butte Civic Center, starting at...