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Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Familiar names vie for Libby county commissioner seat

Libby area Republicans will pick between two men with plenty of previous experience as local elected officials t...

Updated 3 months ago
Environmental group sues over new water quality law

A measure lawmakers passed last year that relaxed nutrient standards is now before a federal court.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Lawmakers to be polled on special session to investigate Montana elections

The Montana Secretary of State will poll state legislators over the next month on whether they want to convene a special session to investigate the state’s elections systems.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Washington governor: Idahoans can undergo abortions in his state if Idaho restricts it

BOISE, Idaho — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday said his state will protect Idaho residents' access to abortion procedures as he signed a bill solidifying some health care workers' ability to perform aborti...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
National Democrats funding Montana Native vote coordinator

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Democratic Party is hiring someone to work with tribes to help engage Native American voters, party executive director Sheila Hogan said.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Judges redraw district maps for utility regulator board

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A trio of federal judges adopted a new map Tuesday under which Montana will elect members of the Public Service Commission this year, unless the Montana Legislature acts to update the map use...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Jan. 6 committee says Trump 'may have engaged in criminal acts' to overturn election

WASHINGTON — The House Jan. 6 select committee says former President Trump and his campaign may have tried to illegally obstruct Congress' counting of electoral votes and "engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defr...

Updated 4 months ago
Idaho House clears bill to repeal a law banning private militias, paramilitary

BOISE, Idaho — Controversial legislation that would repeal an Idaho statute prohibiting private militias cleared another hurdle Wednesday, when the House passed the bill with little debate.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Disagreement over election integrity stymies special session

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A disagreement among Montana Republicans over whether the Legislature should investigate the integrity of the state's elections has apparently undermined an effort to call a special session t...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Canada's protests settle down, but could echo in politics

TORONTO (AP) — The streets around the Canadian Parliament are quiet now. The Ottawa protesters who vowed never to give up are largely gone, chased away by po...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Cuffe makes final bid for Helena

With plenty of unfinished business ahead of him, state Sen. Mike Cuffe said last week that he hopes voters in Lincoln County see fit to send him back to Hele...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Republicans drawing more money in Montana US House campaigns

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans Ryan Zinke and Matt Rosendale have raised more than $1 million each in their campaigns for Montana's two U.S. House seats as the primary election season gets underway and Democr...

Updated 5 months ago
Trump dangles prospect of pardons for Jan. 6 defendants

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is dangling the prospect of pardons for supporters who participated in the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the ...

Updated 5 months ago
Rosendale asks court to dismiss campaign finance lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges his campaign and the Nation...

Updated 5 months ago
Republican minority presses for election investigation in ‘court of public opinion’

On Tuesday, a group of Republican state lawmakers identifying themselves as an “ad hoc election integrity committee” convened at a hotel in downtown Helena to hear presentations and public comment questioning the...