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Donald Trump Jr. is back to campaign for Gianforte

BILLINGS - Donald Trump Jr. is returning to Montana to campaign for U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte. According to a press release issued Thursday, Trump Jr. will attend Gianforte rallies on May 11 in Helena, Great...

Watch Bernie Sanders Live in Montana

BILLINGS - Watch Senator Bernie Sanders live from Billings on Saturday night. Sanders is in Montana to campaign for Democrat Candidate for Montana's lone U.S. House Seat Rob Quist.

White House pushes back on Russia allegations

WASHINGTON (NBC) Facing cameras for the first time in nearly two weeks Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returned to a slew of questions, with Russia topping the list. "Your question assumes facts that...

Gianforte sentenced in court on assault charge

BOZEMAN - U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte got a six-month deferred sentence Monday and a $300 fine for assaulting a reporter on the eve of his election last month – and, in court, turned to personally...

Solar-power advocates: PSC ruling devalues solar power, should be reconsidered

HELENA - Last week’s Public Service Commission order to set new rates and contract rules for small, independent solar-power projects in Montana undercuts all solar-power development in the state and should be reconsidered, renewable...

Tester questions acting Indian Health Service director about proposed budget

WASHINGTON, DC - A discussion about the Indian Health Service quickly became contentious in Washington on Wednesday, and Montana's U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was in the center of the exchange. Tester questioned Acting IHS Director Michael Weahkee during a...

Daines backs Yellowstone protections, not Tester’s bill

BILLINGS (AP) — Republican Sen. Steve Daines says he opposes mining in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park but stopped short of endorsing proposed legislation on the matter from a fellow Montana lawmaker. Daines appeared...

State, employee health-clinic operators say clinics saved money

HELENA - Montana’s state-employee health clinics not only are saving the state money, but also providing better access to primary care for thousands of people, clinic operators say. “When I first arrived here, one of the...

Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction from many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration...

Republican Fagg insists he’s still `exploring’ U.S. Senate candidacy

BILLINGS - Republican and state District Judge Russell Fagg is traveling the state, raising money and touting prominent endorsements – but insists he’s still “exploring” whether to run for the U.S. Senate. “No, I’m not a...

Trump hits ‘so-called Republicans’ as health bill withers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at "so-called Republicans" Tuesday for deserting the party's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law as Senate leaders tried to decide whether to even...

Helena City Commission candidates: Gary Spaeth

(HELENA) Gary Spaeth says he’s been following city issues closely since becoming chair of the Helena Citizens’ Council. Now, he wants to take a larger role in local government by serving on the Helena...

Montana’s medical marijuana industry expected to hit $18.7 million this year

BILLINGS - Medical marijuana will soon give a small boost to Montana's general fund that could eventually rise to hundreds of thousands of tax dollars annually. Thanks to a new law that went into effect this July, the state...

GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because...

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...

Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could...

Bullock approves six bills to cover $227 million gap in Montana budget, vetoes two...

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock has given his approval to six bills state lawmakers passed to address Montana’s budget gap – and allowed several key bills to become law without his signature. Bullock’s office announced...

Helena City Commission backs challenge to locker room initiative, increases leaders’ salaries

(HELENA) Helena city leaders have decided to file a motion, supporting the ACLU of Montana’s attempt to block a proposed ballot initiative that would require people to use restrooms, locker rooms and other public...

State agrees to release meth evidence in child-protective cases

HELENA - State health officials agreed Tuesday to give prosecutors certain methamphetamine-related evidence acquired in child-neglect investigations – after facing stiff criticism at a legislative committee, for their earlier refusal to do so. A Department...

Trump administration’s potential changes to food stamp program could affect 120,000 Montanans

BILLINGS - The Trump administration wants to deliver food directly to recipients of SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, instead of full cash payments. The proposed change could affect about one in 10 Montanans, or...

Rep. Gianforte talks about tax cuts – and a lot more – with business...

HELENA - U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte met with Helena business leaders Friday to talk tax cuts – but also engaged in a wide-ranging exchange on issues from guns to welfare programs to health care. Gianforte,...

Tester urging rest of MT delegates to support Blackfoot Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is once more urging the rest of Montana's Congressional delegation to throw their support behind the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, a sweeping measure to bring multi-use management...

Conrad Anker to give climate change speech in Bozeman

BOZEMAN - Famous mountain climber Conrad Anker is speaking about climate change at the Rialto Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday night. His presentation is all about the climate change he has seen over the years...

Trump announces airstrikes on Syria

President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the United States military — in conjunction with France and the United Kingdom — to launch strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Montana seeing massive increase in meth, heroin violations

BILLINGS - Speaking directly to Montana law enforcement at during an appearance Friday in Billings, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said America is experiencing the deadliest drug crisis in American history. "There can be no...