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Updated 1 week, 4 days ago

Gary Beach, Libby City Council

Gary Beach, Libby City Council

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Lawsuit argues new Montana law suppresses student vote

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday is challenging a new Montana law banning voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in certain areas of college campuses.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Daines' push to reopen border hits wall

Despite drawing bipartisan support, a Montana-led effort to reopen traffic across the U.S.-Canada border fell short in Congress last week.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Rayome drops out of Libby mayoral race

Resident Kenny Rayome Jr. has withdrawn from the Libby mayoral race, citing his job as the city’s water plant operator as a conflict of interest.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Montana to consider 9 maps for new congressional district

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's bipartisan redistricting commission has narrowed down the possibilities for congressional maps that would create two U.S. House seats in the state for the first time in 30 years.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Lawyers urge California bar to probe key adviser's role in Trump bid to overturn 2020 election

WASHINGTON — A group of prominent lawyers, including former governors and judges, urged the California bar on Monday to launch an investigation into John C. Eastman's role in advising President Trump on how he co...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Idaho governor repeals political rival's executive order

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho governor on Wednesday issued an executive order repealing his political rival's executive order from the previous day involving...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local lawmakers join push to review election security

Citing concerns raised by constituents about election security, Lincoln County’s three state legislators joined Republican colleagues in calling for the crea...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Senate approves Biden land-agency pick over GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate late Thursday approved President Joe Biden's choice to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, despite R...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Senators blast latest extension of US-Canada border restrictions

The Biden administration said Monday it is extending travel restrictions at the land border between the U.S. and Canada at least through Oct. 21, prompting another round of bipartisan criticism from Montana Sens....

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Biden's vaccine rules to set off barrage of legal challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's sweeping new vaccine requirements have Republican governors threatening lawsuits. His unapologetic response: "Have at...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Deadline missed for election change

Attempts to revisit a decision to hold a poll election quietly faded this week after Libby officials learned they had missed the deadline to switch to a mail-in vote.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
City crews clearing waste from public land once claimed by city council candidate

Libby officials are busy cleaning up piles of waste and debris on public land off City Service Road, land that resident and candidate for city council Darrel...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Peggy Williams appointed mayor of Libby

Mayor Pro Tempore Peggy Williams dropped “pro tempore” from her title Aug. 23 after Libby City Council voted to appoint her to the position through the remai...

Updated 2 months ago
Montana senators blast continued closure of Canada border

Both of Montana's senators criticized the Biden administration's decision on Friday to continue blocking nonessential travel from Canada into the United States for an 18th straight month.