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Updated 2 years, 3 months 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 to …

Updated 2 years, 4 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 s…

Updated 2 years, 5 months 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 became …

Updated 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that em…

Updated 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 t…

Updated 2 years, 5 months 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 re…

Updated 2 years, 6 months 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 lay…

Updated 2 years, 6 months 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 constitution…

Updated 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months 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 irregularities …

Updated 2 years, 6 months 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 worke…

Updated 2 years, 6 months 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 an…

Updated 2 years, 6 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, i…