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Is `carbon capture’ the savior of Colstrip and other coal-fired power plants?

  (HELENA) At a roundtable of regional energy chieftains, U.S. Department of Energy officials Wednesday said “carbon capture” is the technology that can keep coal-fired power plants like Colstrip running and still reduce emissions that...

Colstrip power-plant owner: Losing money, and the future is not bright

HELENA -The operator and part-owner of three Colstrip power plants painted a sobering picture Wednesday of their future, telling Gov. Steve Bullock the company is losing money on Colstrip and that the “current situation...

Daines “Made in Montana” tour stops at the Hauser Dam

  (MTN News-Helena) Senator Steve Daines continued his statewide "Made in Montana" energy tour this morning with a stop at the Hauser Dam. Daines is using the tour to criticize clean energy regulations that he says...

What is the true impact of Washington law affecting Colstrip power plants?

HELENA -The Washington state bill targeting two of Montana’s coal-fired Colstrip power plants is now law – but its true impact remains a subject of intense debate. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who signed the bill...

The Farm Bill Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

(MTN News-HELENA)  2016 marks the second anniversary of the 2014 Farm Bill being signed into law helping Montana farmers, ranchers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The bill helped create Montana's Forests in Focus Initiative to protect public...

Montana Supreme Court Delay Its Ruling Restrictions On Medical Marijuana In Montana.

  (HELENA) The Montana Supreme Court says it will delay its ruling upholding new restrictions on medical marijuana in Montana. In an order late Monday, the high court said the restrictions will take effect August 31st. A majority...

Montana voters go to the polls on primary election day

(MTN News-HELENA) Montana voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide presidential and gubernatorial primaries – although local legislative races are the ones with the most political impact in the state. More than two-dozen Republican legislative...

MT gov candidates’ dueling takes on economy: Who’s right?

(MTN News-HELENA) If you listen to Montana’s two leading candidates for governor, you might think they live in different states, judging from their view of the economy. Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, often brags about...

Greg Gianforte’s Economic Reaction

(MTN News-HELENA) Republican candidate for Governor Greg Gianforte is less than pleased with the Governor Steve Bullock's economic report.  Gianforte issued a statement to MTN news stating that Bullock and his staff need to...

Missoula preps for Sanders campaign stop in Caras Park

  MISSOULA -Missoula will be feeling the Bern on Wednesday when presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spreads his campaign message to the Garden City.  The U.S. senator from Vermont is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in...

Legislative panel looks at options to change sex-crime laws

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A legislative panel is considering changes to Montana's laws on sex crimes by updating the meaning of sexual consent and combating the scourge of explicit photos and videos posted on the...

2016 Presidential Debate: Trump and Clinton LIVE Stream

  Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump square off on Sept. 26,  at Hofstra University, New York. NBC's Lester Holt moderates the first of three presidential debates. The debate starts at 7 p.m. MT.          

Bullock’s office will release additional emails related to McLean exit

HELENA - Almost five months after Montana media organizations asked Gov. Steve Bullock for additional email records related to last year’s departure of Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, the governor’s office says it plans to...

Governor Bullock Supports Japanese Sister-State after major Earthquake

(Helena) Governor Steve Bullock is pledging support after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked Montana's Japanese sister-state of Kumamoto last night, following a smaller quake, which killed nine people. Doug Mitchell, deputy director of the Montana Department...

U.S. Supreme Court denies legal move to change Montana open primary

(MTN News) Montana's open primary will remain in place for 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a Montana Republican Party request for a closed primary this June. The court issued a one-sentence order: "The application for injunctive...

Motl outlines campaign-finance case against GOP Rep. Wittich

(MTN News-HELENA)  Montana’s top political cop, relying on a trove of emails and other documents, is alleging a clandestine group of political consultants and front groups broke state campaign laws when they helped conservative,...

Montana’s political bloggers: Who are they? What influence do they have?

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push();     (HELENA) Helena High School English teacher Don Pogreba says he started his left-leaning political blog because he was fed up with then-President George W. Bush, and wanted to spout...

Steve Bullock re-elected for second term as Governor

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) It was a big night Tuesday for Republicans, both in Montana and the nation, but in Montana's top electoral contest, Democratic Governor Steve Bullock managed to buck...

Republican Town Hall: CNN’s Reality Check Team inspects the claims

  CNN-WASHINGTON, DC - John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gathered in South Carolina for CNN's Republican Town Hall on Thursday, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions...

Federal judge strikes down Montana’s campaign contribution limits

HELENA -A federal judge Tuesday struck down Montana’s dollar limits on campaign contributions for state candidates, allowing unlimited donations just three weeks before the June 7 primary election. U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena said...

Bullock and Gianforte will square off in a televised debate on Saturday

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Gubernatorial candidates Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte will square off in a televised debate on Saturday, October 8th. Gianforte, a Republican businessman, is challenging Bullock, the incumbent Democrat. MTN anchor Tim McGonigal will moderate...

Tim Fox elected Attorney General

  In the Montana Attorney General race between incumbent Tim Fox and Democrat challenger Larry Jent, Fox has been in the lead. As of 12:05 a.m. Tim Fox has been elected Attorney General for Montana.

GOP state senator enters 2016 race for state auditor

  (MTN News-HELENA) Republican state Senate Majority Leader Matt Rosendale, a rancher and real estate developer from Glendive, unexpectedly jumped into the 2016 state auditor race Friday. Rosendale’s entry will spice up what so far had...

WA state Senate approves bill enabling shutdown of two Colstrip plants

  (MTN News-HELENA) The Washington state Senate Wednesday approved a bill enabling the state’s largest utility to finance the eventual shutdown of two of the four coal-fired power plants in Colstrip, Mont. The bill passed on...

Gianforte names Robinson as running mate in governor’s race

(MTN News-EAST HELENA) Greg Gianforte has named Phillips County commissioner Lesley Robinson as his running mate in Montana's gubernatorial race. Gianforte, a Republican, made the announcement in East Helena on Monday, and says the location was...