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Updated 6 months ago

Rail unions turn to arbitration in dispute over BNSF rules

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF's two largest unions will ask an arbitrator to throw out the railroad's strict new atten...

Updated 6 months ago
American weekly jobless claims at lowest level since 1969

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in 52 years as the U.S. job market continues ...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Neighbors unload on gravel pit project

Concerns about water rights, air quality and property values – interspersed with insults, catcalls and implied threats – dominated a March 15 public meeting ...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Average U.S. gas price rises 22 percent in two weeks to record $4.43

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up a whopping 79 cents over the past two weeks to a record-setting $4.43 per g...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Libby asks commissioners to pursue 3 percent tax on recreational cannabis

Libby city councilors this week formally petitioned the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to pursue an additional 3 percent local tax on recreational mar...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Arizona firm offers 1M donated bullets to Ukrainian military

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona-based ammunition company is offering to donate 1 million bullets to Ukraine's military amid Russia's invasion of its European neighbor.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Montana recreational marijuana sales increase in February

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The sale of recreational marijuana in Montana increased slightly in February while medical marijuana sales declined compared to January's numbers, according to the state Department of Revenue.

Updated 7 months ago
Greenfield tapped as Cabinet Peaks CEO

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center has a new chief executive officer.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Experts share mixed outlook on housing

The future of local housing is murky, according to presenters at the 2022 Economic Outlook Seminar presented by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Experts last week shared diffe...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Libby City Council takes up retail cannabis rules

Libby City Council took its first look at a proposed retail recreational marijuana ordinance on Feb. 7.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Truck blockade at US-Canadian border shuts auto plants

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, Ge...

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
US economy grew 5.7 percent in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan's presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020's brief but d...

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Libby Vendors Market announces new location

The Libby Vendors Market will take up shop around the former high school after a roiling turf war complicated last year’s selling season at Fireman Park.

Updated 8 months ago
Fed plans to raise rates as soon as March to cool inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will "soon" be time to start raising interest rates, a key step in reversing pandemic-era polici...

Updated 8 months ago
Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado's bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a wa...