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Face The State: Coal In Montana

HELENA - Face The State on Sunday, April 10th, featured Charles Denowh of The Montana Group, and Ann Hedges of the Montana Environmental Information Center. MTN News chief political reporter Mike Dennison and MTN News...

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...

Gas tax increase takes effect in Montana

(HELENA) Drivers in Montana will be paying higher taxes at the pump this Fourth of July holiday. House Bill 473, approved by the Montana Legislature earlier this year, took effect on Saturday. The bill increased...

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....

DAPL protesters uncertain as pipeline completion gets the green light

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - The Army on Wednesday granted the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline formal permission to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for...

Proposed Tobacco Tax could generate $31 million for the state

HELENA - A new draft bill proposed would increase Montana’s tobacco tax by a $1.50 a pack. Lobbyists from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association as well as teenagers have urged lawmakers to increase the tobacco...

Greg Gianforte is pleased with the turnout for voting in Bozeman

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push();   (BOZEMAN) At 10:00 a.m. Bozeman resident, Greg Gianforte, walked into the Bozeman fairgrounds to cast his ballot.  While waiting in line to turn in his ballot, he was...

Greg Gianforte win U.S House Special Election

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Results last updated 8:20 a.m. Friday, May 26 U.S. House of Representatives Special Election 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Greg Gianforte (R) 189,473 50% Rob Quist (D) 166,483 44% Mark Wicks (L) 21,509 6%

Rep.-elect Gianforte outlines his agenda – and apologizes, again, for action against reporter

BOZEMAN - In his first interview since being cited for assaulting a reporter on the eve of winning election as Montana’s only U.S. House member, Republican Greg Gianforte told MTN News Friday that he’s...

Medicaid expansion: The big impact of a big part of Obamacare that’s still going...

This is the first installment of a three-part series, examining the impacts and future of expanded Medicaid in Montana. KALISPELL – Not long after Ian Ballard returned from Kansas City to Kalispell to help with...

Draft language for bond is to build three new schools

HELENA - Helena School Trustees met Tuesday afternoon at the May Butler Center to look at the draft language for bond that would help build three new elementary schools in the Helena Area The district...

Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the...

As Montana’s U.S. House campaign nears end, health care becomes a focus

HELENA – As Montana’s special congressional election enters its home stretch, Democrat Rob Quist is shining a spotlight on the issue of health care, hoping it can propel him to an upset victory. “I think...

Dems challenging Gianforte report good fundraising starts

HELENA – Two Democrats running to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in 2018 have raised more than a half-million dollars in campaign funds between them – and a third Democrat appears poised to...

Sen. Bernie Sanders to rally in Missoula before Billings

MISSOULA -Before he makes his trip to Billings, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will begin the day in Missoula Wednesday, May 11. Doors open at 10 a.m. to "A Future to...

State work-comp fund sues to block $30M transfer approved last week by special session

HELENA – The state workers’ compensation fund has filed suit to invalidate a $30 million charge on its investment assets – a charge approved last week by the Legislature to help balance the state...

VIDEO: Montana’s U.S. House Debate

GREAT FALLS - If you missed the Debate on Saturday night watch it here. Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, Democrat candidate Rob Quist, and Libertarian candidate Mark Wicks squared off in the only televised debate for...

State revenue still lags, making budget cuts more likely

HELENA – State government’s fiscal year-end revenue picture isn’t getting any better, according to a new report, making widespread state budget cuts more likely starting this summer. In a report Tuesday, the Legislature’s fiscal analysts...

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...

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...

Montana Legislature starts session, Bullock begins second term

(HELENA) The Montana Legislature officially started its 65th session Monday, and the state’s next group of elected officials started their terms. Temperatures hovered near zero in Helena during the morning, forcing inauguration festivities to move...

Judge in Hawaii puts revised federal travel ban on hold

(5:10 p.m.) The judge in Hawaii who put President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on hold was nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson got his nod...

MT House rejects bill for guns in schools

HELENA - The Montana House Monday rejected a bill to allow Montana school personnel to carry concealed weapons on school property. The bill failed on a 44-56 vote, with 15 Republicans joining all 41 House...

House votes to approve 4 air ambulance measures

HELENA (AP) — The Latest on air ambulance legislation before the Montana House. 3:35 p.m. The Montana House has voted to approve four measures meant to keep patients' air ambulance bills in check. A fifth bill is...

Interior watchdog investigating Zinke over charter flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal watchdog said Monday it is investigating Secretary Ryan Zinke's use of charter flights. Zinke disclosed Friday that he had taken three charter flights since taking office in March,...