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Summit to address Montana’s meth problem planned for later this month

HELENA - It destroys Montana families, clogs up the courts and overcrowds the jails, and now the state legislature wants to do something about the meth problem. Two state lawmakers are calling for a...

House gives initial approval to limiting governor’s use of state airplane

HELENA - Montana House endorsed a bill Monday to limit the governor’s use of the state airplane for campaign activities. The 58-42 vote on House Bill 255 fell mostly on party lines, with all but...

City, county leaders back 8-cent increase in Montana gas tax

(HELENA) Leaders from cities and counties around Montana came to Helena Wednesday, and called on lawmakers to support a plan to raise the state’s gas tax, for the first time since 1993.   The House Transportation Committee...

House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama's health care law, a package that would scale back the government's role in helping people afford coverage...

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...

Lawmakers consider bill to fund caregivers with tobacco tax increase

(HELENA) Lawmakers heard strong support and opposition Monday on a bill that would fund higher salaries for direct care workers by dramatically increasing Montana’s tobacco taxes. The Senate Taxation Committee held a hearing on Senate...

Amended bill could shut down one of Kettlehouse Brewing’s tap rooms

MISSOULA - An amended House Bill may force a popular Missoula brewery to shut down one of its tap rooms. House Bill 541 faced a vote Tuesday morning, where the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs...

Helena bond proposal would bring three new schools, improvements to ten more

(HELENA) When Brian Cummings became principal at Jim Darcy Elementary School almost 12 years ago, it had around 250 students. “At that time, it was just the point of this significant increase of young families...

Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is ‘different’

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a...

Helena Area school election results (preliminary)

School district election results (preliminary results) Updated 9:15 p.m.  Helena school district bond Yes: 13,288 votes 74.15% No: 4,633 votes 25.85% School Board Trustees Luke Muszkiewicz: 8,446 votes 29.99% Jeffrey M. Hindoien: 5,495 votes 19.51% Annie Elizabeth Hanshew: 4,404 votes 15.64% Erin H. Turner: 4,339...

FBI chief’s unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known...

Gianforte keeps low profile after altercation with journalist

BOZEMAN - U.S. House Candidate Greg Gianforte and his campaign have been silent on this special election day. Gianforte canceled planned interviews, and the campaign has not commented on the altercation with a reporter Wednesday. The Gianforte...

Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge

BOZEMAN (AP) — A judge has given Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte until June 20 to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter. The request filed Tuesday...

Zinke announces initiative to combat invasive species

HELENA  –  Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced Monday an initiative to protect area from threats posed by invasive mussels . Zinke praised the initiative, which is collaboration with western governors and federal,...

Forum allowed for open discussion on new heathcare bill

HELENA - Nurses, doctors and concerned individuals attended a healthcare forum at the Lewis and Clark library Thursday. The topic of discussion geared toward the potential impact of the proposed Senate healthcare bill. The healthcare discussion...

Mental health services – and others — facing big budget cuts

HELENA – As state budget cuts look more and more imminent, providers of mental-health services in Montana say they’re bracing for reductions that could undermine local care for the mentally ill. “With these rate cuts...

Voter fraud allegations roils Montana elections officials

HELENA (AP) — Secretary of State Corey Stapleton's allegations of voter fraud has widened a rift with elections officers across the state, some of whom want the state's elections chief to dial back his...

Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of the congressman's mug shot to be used by political...

Governors urge keeping US health law’s individual mandate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as lawmakers work on a long-term...

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation...

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...

Bullock: Coal is big part of Montana’s energy future

BILLINGS - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday in Billings that coal will be part of the energy future and that technology needs to be used to make coal less invasive on the environment. Bullock, a Democrat, spoke at the...

Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

NEW YORK (AP) — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner...

Helena City Manager 1 of 5 finalists for Billings job

BILLINGS - The Billings City Council will choose one of five candidates to be the next city administrator. One of those five is Helena City Manager Ron Alles. He is among two other current city managers. The...

Montana Legislative Services prepares for special session with limited staff

(HELENA) With a special state legislative session scheduled to start next week, the Montana Legislative Services Division is already working to be ready when lawmakers arrive in Helena. Executive director Susan Fox said Legislative Services...