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Updated 1 week, 2 days 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 Mo...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Legislature passes bill to require trapper education course

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature has passed a bill to require a trapper education course for most people before they purchase a license to trap animals.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tester, Daines push for National Asbestos Awareness Week in April

Montana’s U.S. senators are pushing a resolution that would again designate the first week in April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana Senate moves bill to end same-day voter registration

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Senate is moving forward with a bill to end same-day voter registration.

Updated 2 months ago
Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines has approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claim...

Updated 2 months ago
Cuffe deems voter ID bill as one of the most important of his career

State Sen. Mike Cuffe (R-Eureka) never thought he would carry legislation like Senate Bill 169. But when presenting the act, which would revise voter identif...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Gunderson tackles CWD, e-bikes and oversight committees among other issues at state Legislature

State Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-Libby) likened his experience at this year’s legislative session to juggling running chainsaws. “I’ve got so many irons in the fire,” said the third-term representative during a Fe...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Daines votes to acquit; Tester votes to convict

Montana’s two senators voted along party lines Saturday in former President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Ban on insurance coverage for abortion considered

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House Judiciary Committee on Friday advanced a bill that would ban the coverage of abortion procedures by health insurance plans offered through the state exchange.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks 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 response to crises subject to approval by el...

Updated 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 1 week 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...