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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...

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...