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Updated 1 week, 2 days ago

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for U.S. businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's C...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Lawmaker wants flags at half-staff once yearly for abortions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers has introduced a resolution that would have flags flown at half staff one day a year in recognition of abortions that have been performed since the medical procedure becam...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
No child tax credit deal in sight as monthly benefits lapse

WASHINGTON — Monthly payments of up to $300 per child didn't go out Friday for the first time in six months, and some families may never see benefits as generous again.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Dufficy bids farewell to City Council Chambers

Outgoing City Councilor Rob Dufficy received a fond sendoff from his colleagues during his last appearance in City Council Chambers on Dec. 20.

Updated 1 month ago
Federal judge says public service districts likely illegal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Public Service Commission districts, which have not been reapportioned in two decades, are likely unconstitutional, a federal judge has concluded.

Updated 1 month ago
Jacobsen says new election system ‘not ready’

Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced Monday that the state will hold off on its transition to a new statewide election management system, indicating in a statement that the system has not met all...

Updated 1 month ago
Montana to change way prisoners are counted

The Montana Districting and Apportionment commission is moving forward with its plan to change how incarcerated people in the state are counted for the purposes of legislative redistricting, voting to send out a ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
City officials in Troy sworn in

Troy officials formalized the city’s changing of the guard last week with outgoing Mayor Dallas Carr swearing in two city councilors and the municipality’s l...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot warns republic is at risk

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot warned that fidelity is in jeopardy in America, not only in regard to the state and national constituti...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana senators vote to block vaccine rule for private businesses

Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester crossed party lines Wednesday to support a resolution that blocks a federal rule requiring vaccines or weekly testing for workers at private businesses with 100 or more employees.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Election critics push for special legislative committee

Two Republican state lawmakers spoke to Montana’s Legislative Council Monday to reiterate an appeal made earlier this fall for the formation of a special legislative committee to investigate alleged irregularitie...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Senate rejects Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration's requirement that businesses with 100 or more wor...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
US House candidate Zinke files financial disclosure report

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke filed a financial disclosure that reports he has received nearly $800,000 in consulting fees so far this year and collected between $25,000 ...

Updated 2 months ago
Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs,...

Updated 2 months ago
Sen. Tester expects uncertainty over Fed leadership to hamper inflation actions

WASHINGTON — A senior Senate Democrat suggested that uncertainty over who will run the Federal Reserve has limited action to rein in U.S. inflation and urged President Joe Biden to renominate Fed Chair Jerome Pow...