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Walsh departure leaves Democrats scrambling

LISA BAUMANN MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press HELENA - Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt... Full story

 

Judges send Fort Belknap voting case back to Mont.

BILLINGS — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to settle a voting rights case in which American Indians in Montana sued to establish satellite voting offices on three reservations. Residents of Fort Belknap and other Indian... Full story

 

A grizzly rebound? No really, study says

BILLINGS — Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections,... Full story

 

EPA to test air in homes near Billings oil spill

BILLINGS — The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will collect indoor air samples from homes downstream AP Photo/Jim Urquhart Cleanup workers use oil absorbent materials along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Wednesday. An Exxon...

 

Rising river complicates Exxon oil spill cleanup

LAUREL — The initial cleanup along the oil-fouled Yellowstone River could be tested today as rising waters make it harder for Exxon Mobil Corp. to get to areas damaged by the crude spilled from a company pipeline. The National Weather Service...