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Need information regarding current political news? Here we'll keep you updated on the latest political news, locally and nationally.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago

Teske named to Lincoln County Board of Commissioners

Brent Teske will succeed Mark Peck as the Libby representative to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Whitefish’s Don ‘K’ re-elected as state GOP chair

Whitefish businessman Don “K” Kaltschmidt was re-elected over the weekend as chairman of the Montana Republican Party.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Rosendale votes against holiday marking end of slavery

Montana's lone Congressman Matt Rosendale was one of only six members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted this week against both the legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday and a proposal to a...

Updated 2 months ago
Rosendale underscores opposition to earmarks during tour of Libby Dam

Montana’s sole representative to the U.S. House toured the Libby Dam during a visit to Lincoln County last weekend.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Ammon Bundy files paperwork to run for Idaho governor as Republican

BOISE, Idaho — Ammon Bundy, a far-right activist who legally can't step on Idaho Capitol grounds or be in the building, is running for governor, according to a filing with the Idaho secretary of state.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Gianforte signs recreational cannabis policy into law

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a policy into law on how recreational marijuana will be regulated and taxed in the state after more than half of voters approved legalizing cannabis for...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Peck to step down June 4

County Commissioner Mark Peck is stepping down effective June 4 to take a new role with the Lincoln County Port Authority.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Just over $1 million in infrastructure spending headed toward Lincoln County

Just over $1 million in state infrastructure funding is set to flow into the coffers of Lincoln County organizations and local governments. The funds would come from a set of nine bills in the final stages of con...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Zinke in the running for new House seat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former congressman and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday that he's running for Montana's newly awarded U.S. House seat.

Updated 3 months ago
Rapid population growth gives Montana 2nd US House seat

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's recent population boom will let the state regain the second U.S. House seat it lost nearly 30 years ago, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Monday.

Updated 3 months ago
Local lawmaker's invasive species bill gets governor's approval

Gov. Greg Gianforte signed off on a bill sponsored by a local lawmaker designed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species last week.

Updated 3 months ago
Kalispell lawmaker promotes false vaccine conspiracy theory

A longtime state lawmaker from Kalispell promoted a false conspiracy theory about COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday during a public debate in the Montana Senate.

Updated 3 months ago
Montana marijuana legalization bill passes in Senate

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate on Friday passed a bill to implement a recreational marijuana program in the state, which would reserve tax revenue f...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Gianforte signs bill giving elected officials power over health boards

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a bill that subjects emergency decisions by local health boards and health officers to approval by elected officials.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Voter ID bill becomes law

A push to revise voter identification requirements culminated earlier this week when Gov. Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 169.