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Report: Trump to visit Montana to promote tax reform

MONTANA - President Donald Trump is expected to take his push for tax reform on the road over the next two months, and Montana is among 13 states that can expect a visit. According to...

2016 Presidential Debate: Trump and Clinton LIVE Stream

  Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump square off on Sept. 26,  at Hofstra University, New York. NBC's Lester Holt moderates the first of three presidential debates. The debate starts at 7 p.m. MT.          

Colstrip power-plant owner: Losing money, and the future is not bright

HELENA -The operator and part-owner of three Colstrip power plants painted a sobering picture Wednesday of their future, telling Gov. Steve Bullock the company is losing money on Colstrip and that the “current situation...

Former Billings Republican House representative admits selling, trafficking meth

BILLINGS - Montana’s former Republican House majority leader from Billings pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal drug distribution charges. Michael Lange, 56, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Billings to one count of possession...

Zinke resigns as Congressman, Daines and Tester congratulate him on confirmation

HELENA - Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke resigned following his confirmation as Secretary of the Interior on Wednesday morning. His official letter was sent to Governor Steve Bullock. In Zinke’s letter he said, "Today it is...

New bill would increase state fuel tax

HELENA - A bill increasing Montana’s state fuel tax, to replenish Montana’s dwindling state highway account, will be introduced next week by a Republican lawmaker, the state transportation director said Thursday. Mike Tooley said the bill...

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...

Senate committee approves bill to limit patients’ air ambulance costs

(HELENA) A bill to protect Montanans from extremely high air ambulance bills cleared a Senate committee with unanimous support Friday morning.   The Senate Business, Labor and Economic Issues Committee approved Senate Bill 44, after members...

Bill would let East Helena, other K-8 districts build high schools

(HELANA) The Montana Legislature will once again consider a bill to let three elementary school districts, including East Helena, build their own high schools.   Senate Bill 139 is sponsored by Republican Sen. Duane Ankney of...

Bullock announces new Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

HELENA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced Thursday Pam Haxby-Cote of Butte will serve as the new Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. In a release, the governor praised Haxby-Cote’s commitment to growing Montana’s...

Wittich found guilty of campaign-finance violations

    HELENA - A Helena jury Friday evening found Republican state Rep. Art Wittich guilty of accepting corporate contributions and illegally coordinating his 2010 campaign with a web of secretive, outside groups. The District Court jury...

Gianforte booked after assault conviction; mugshot not public record

HELENA - Montana’s only congressman, Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte, showed up at the Gallatin County jail Friday morning to be photographed and fingerprinted for his assault charge for punching a reporter on the eve...

Candidate previews and debate for Special Election

HELENA - Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks are competing to be elected for Montana's lone U.S. House of Representatives. The special election will be held on May 25. Each candidate wants...

President Trump Twitter war continues

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by...

US blasts Syria base with cruise missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said. It was the first...

New report shows USPS under reported billions of pieces of delayed mail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new government report shows 2 billion pieces of mail were delayed in delivery over the course of one year. Montana's U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, who sits on the Senate Homeland Security and Government...

House to vote on health care bill Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as Republicans finally aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises that helped...

`Obamacare’ repeal advocates say new plan will help lower costs

As far as state Auditor Matt Rosendale is concerned, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act can’t come soon enough – and he says that repeal is the first step toward getting a handle...

Montana leaders react to Gianforte incident

MONTANA – On the day of the special election, Montana leaders commented after Republican Candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday night following a reporter alleging that Gianforte  'body slammed' him at a...

Boys State event in Helena brings high school students from across MT

HELENA - Local government may not be as flashy as basketball camp or soccer camp, but that hasn't stopped high school students from wanting to learn more about the political process. Nearly 140 juniors from...

Bullock issues Executive Order declaring drought emergency in several counties

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued an Executive Order declaring several Montana counties in a drought emergency: The counties include: Blaine, Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Hill, McCone, Petroleum, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland,...

Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts

HELENA (AP) — The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget due to lower revenues than expected...

Interior secretary calls for quicker oil and gas permits

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to increase U.S. energy production got a boost Thursday from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who pledged to streamline permitting for oil and gas drilling and hold...

Karla Gray, Montana’s first female chief justice, dies at 69

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69. Gov. Steve Bullock ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday...

Montana Legislature approves new medical marijuana regulations, taxes

(HELENA) The Montana Legislature has approved a major overhaul to the state’s medical marijuana system.   In a final vote on Tuesday, the House voted 68-31 for Senate Bill 333, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mary Caferro...