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Governor Bullock Pays Back Tax Dollars For Campaign Use Of State Plane

(MTN News - Helena) Governor Steve Bullock's office identifies 21 travel dates when he used a state-owned plane for campaign related business and fundraisers. Bullock is reimbursing the state $2,672 for time the pilots spent...

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...

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...

Governor Bullock takes part in World Down Syndrome Day celebrations

    (MTN News-HELENA) Governor Steve Bullock and with DPHHS director Richard Opper stopped by Helena Industries to help spread awareness about Down Syndrome, a disorder that affects thousands throughout the U.S. each year. Refreshments were served as the West Mont...

Democrats gathered for the 38th annual Mansfield-Metcalf dinner

(MTN News-Helena) Hundreds of democrats from across Montana gathered in Helena Saturday night for the 38th annual Mansfield-Metcalf dinner. Democrats treated themselves to some dinner as political leaders and candidates spoke on a number of...

Trump protester punched, kicked at rally

This video shows a protester being punched repeatedly as he carries a sign up the stairs at a Donald Trump rally in Tucson, Arizona

Medical marijuana growers, patients ask for delay on enforcing new restrictions

  (MTN News-HELENA) Medical marijuana growers and patients Friday asked the state Supreme Court to delay by 14 months its ruling that upheld stringent new restrictions on the drug, to give the 2017 Legislature a chance...

Judge denies Wittich motion to dismiss campaign finance charges

    (MTN News-HELENA) A state judge Wednesday denied requests by state Rep. Art Wittich to dismiss charges that Wittich accepted illegal campaign contributions in 2010, setting the stage for a trial on the matter. Yet an attorney...

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...

Medicaid expansion sign-ups surging past expectations

(MTN News-HELENA) The number of low-income Montanans signing up for expanded Medicaid health coverage is surging past initial predictions, a legislative report shows. The report says as of this month, 36,320 people have signed up for...

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...

Gianforte to tab Phillips Co. commish for running mate?

(MTN News-HELENA) Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte is announcing his running mate today – and sources tell MTN News it will be Lesley Robinson, a Phillips County commissioner. Robinson also has been active in the National...

How Presidential Primaries Work

      10 states held their Presidential primaries on Tuesday to pick their nominee for President. How does the whole process work? Find out now!

Democrat Denise Juneau files to run in U.S. House race

  (MTN News-HELENA) Democrat Denise Juneau filed Thursday to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, saying she’d be a congresswoman who “stands for all of us, not just big money and big corporations.” Supporters cheered loudly...

Head of Montana Child & Family Services Division resigns

(MTN News-HELENA) The head of the state agency overseeing the investigation of child abuse and neglect in Montana is resigning and plans to start a private law practice in Helena. “It’s just time for me to...

Motl, Wittich spar over vital evidence before campaign-violation trial

(MTN News-HELENA) As Montana’s top campaign cop and one of his biggest targets prepare for a crucial trial on alleged campaign violations, they’re trading bitter charges over evidence and tactics likely to influence the outcome.State...

Donald Trump stumbles on David Duke, KKK

CNN-WASHINGTON, DC -Donald Trump stumbled into a racially charged controversy Sunday, saying in an interview on CNN that he didn't know enough to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. Trump tried to...

Donald Trump scores big win in Nevada

  CNN-LAS VEGAS - Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build...

Montana churches counsel acceptance of Syrian refugees

(MTN News-HELENA)  While anti-immigrant rallies and meetings are grabbing headlines in Montana, large swaths of the state’s faith community are asking members to welcome the few Middle Eastern refugees who may eventually come here. “They’re...

State marches forward on controversial new mental-health facility

https://youtu.be/LMqo1O7DuUk (MTN News-GALEN) GALEN – In the next few weeks, 54 criminally committed mental-health patients move into a new treatment facility at this remote site in the Deer Lodge-Anaconda Valley – but not without controversy.   “This had...

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...

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...

Montana legislative panel suspends work on clean power plan

HELENA, MT. (AP) -- A Montana legislative subcommittee has halted its work on tracking the federal Clean Power Plan. The move follows last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision that put the plan on hold. After...

Tester and Daines split on whether to fill Scalia’s seat this year

(MTN News-HELENA) Montana’s two U.S. senators are split along party lines on whether the president should nominate a successor this year to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday. Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines...

Judicial Nomination Commission screens candidates to replace Macek

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Cascade County District Judge Julie Macek announced her resignation in December 2015. The Montana Judicial Nomination Commission interviewed applicants on Monday for her position. The interviews and deliberations took place at the Holiday Inn...