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 By Matthew Brown AP    State News    January 23, 2015

Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Glendive oil spill

ILLINGS — Federal regulators on Friday ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply. The order comes after Bridger Pipeline...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN AP    State News    January 16, 2015

Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

BILLINGS — Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled about 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger...

 
 By Matthew brown AP    Local    December 18, 2014

Chippewa Cree paying up front for pipeline

GREAT FALLS (AP) — The Chippewa Cree Tribe is being required to pay up front for work on a $361 million water project after several tribal officials and companies were convicted on corruption charges related to the project, according to a federal...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN AP    State News    September 19, 2014

Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs

BILLINGS (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can meet the Obama administration's goal of reducing climate pollution while protecting energy-related jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that generate the bulk of the state's...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN AP    State News    May 22, 2014

Sage grouse hunt in doubt as decline continues

BILLINGS (AP) - Montana is joining North Dakota and South Dakota as states that plan to curtail sage grouse hunting in response to a continued decline in the game bird's population. Montana wildlife...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN AP    Breaking News    March 28, 2014


Judge: Blaine County Indian voting case can proceed

PORTLAND, Ore. — A voting rights lawsuit from members of three American Indian tribes in Montana — including tribes at Fort Belknap in Blaine County — will go forward after a federal judge rejected attempts by state and county officials to...

 
 By Matthew Brown AP    State News    August 30, 2013

Billings judge's apology rejected by victim's mother

BILLINGS (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old girl who was raped by her teacher and later committed suicide appeared at a raucous Thursday protest against the judge who sentenced the man to a month in jail and said the victim was "older than her...

 
 By MATT VOLZ MATTHEW BROWN AP    State News    August 28, 2013

Billings judge apologizes for comments in teen's rape

BILLINGS — A Montana judge apologized Wednesday for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and had as much control of the situation as the teacher who raped her — remarks that prompted protests and a petition for...