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Updated 4 days, 18 hours ago

Bill would limit rulemaking by local health boards

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House is considering a bill that would make decisions by local health boards in...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana liability bill intended to limit virus litigation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Senate committee is considering a bill that would provide liability protection for businesses and health care providers against lawsuits related to the pandemic.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana Legislature highly recommends face masks, for now

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's legislative leaders are highly recommending but not requiring face coverings for people participating in the Legislature, afte...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Daines among GOP lawmakers working to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to 'find' him votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's ...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
State GOP lawmakers blast Daines over water compact

A historic water-rights agreement between the federal government and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes became law on Sunday, as President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a $2.3 trillion spending bill th...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Trump's $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell propo...

Updated 1 month ago
Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine, says 'nothing to worry about'

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to ...

Updated 1 month ago
Montana Republicans fail to pass new rules ahead of session

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers rejected Tuesday contentious rule proposals for the Legislature that would have consolidated power in Republican hands. The result leaves the House to operate under rules th...

Updated 1 month ago
Montana lawmakers reject mask mandate ahead of session

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Montana rejected proposals Wednesday by Democrats to require masks at next month's legislative session or meet remotely, opting instead to form a panel that will...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gianforte urges Montanans to don masks, protect the vulnerable

With the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating before January, Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte said he will focus on keeping the most vulnerable Montana...

Updated 2 months ago
Daines takes part in vaccine trial

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said Wednesday he took part in a trial for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and later tested positive...

Updated 2 months ago
Businesses sue state over COVID claims

Five Flathead County businesses accused of flouting Gov. Steve Bullock’s masking and social-distancing mandates have filed counterclaims against the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, allegin...

Updated 2 months ago
Bullock expands mask mandate, tightens restrictions

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday he is expanding a statewide mask mandate and tightening restrictions on businesses and public gatherings as cases of ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Governor-elect Gianforte names COVID-19 task force

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A week after winning the race to become Montana's next governor, Republican Greg Gianforte unveiled a 21-member coronavirus task force that will help him manage the COVID-19 crisis.