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 By LISA BAUMANN - Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

Little Shell: Remove 'halfbreed' from place names

HELENA — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe,... Full story

 
 State News    July 31, 2014

Army War College to make final decision on Walsh

HELENA (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. Spokeswoman Carol Kerr said Wednesday that the Department of Defense and... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

Malta-area prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

BILLINGS (AP) — A private conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed... Full story

 
 State News    July 31, 2014

Voting office to open on Blackfeet reservation

HELENA (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation for late voter registration and in-person absentee voting. Thursday's announcement means satellite offices will... Full story

 
 State News    July 31, 2014

California couple guilty in 115-pound pot bust

COLUMBUS (AP) — Two California residents have pleaded guilty to drug charges after being stopped on Interstate 90 in south-central Montana with 115 pounds of marijuana in their rental car. Rick Franklin Voight, 37, and Dawn Delores Voight, 41,... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for Aug. 1

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. PRAIRIE RESERVE GROWS TO 300K ACRES: A private conservation reserve on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres with the addition... Full story

 
 By Matt Volz - Associated Press    State News    July 30, 2014

Defense Department to oversee Walsh plagiarism probe

HELENA - The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 30, 2014

Little Shell: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names

HELENA — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe,... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 28, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 29

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. HEARING SET ON PROPOSED EPA RULE: More than 400 people plan to speak at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on proposed rules to cut pollution from... Full story

 
 State News    July 25, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — This week Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh dominated campaign news with revelations that his thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College in 2007 contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word... Full story

 
 State News    July 25, 2014

Billings man gets 22 life sentences for rapes

BILLINGS (AP) — A serial rapist who did not leave any DNA at the crime scenes, but was undone by his need to photograph them, has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. District Judge Russell C. Fagg sentenced 42-year-old Toby Euge... Full story

 
 State News    July 25, 2014

Court upholds 12-day 'sell-by' rule for milk

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a rule requiring that milk in Montana be sold or discarded 12 days after pasteurization. Thursday's decision dismisses an appeal by food distributor Core-Mark International that tried... Full story

 
 State News    July 25, 2014

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 24, 2014

What you should know about Montana today

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. INVESTIGATION OPENS INTO WALSH PLAGIARISM ALLEGATIONS: The U.S. Army War College says a group of faculty will investigate whether Montana Democratic Sen. John... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 22, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE CENSURED OVER RAPE VICTIM COMMENTS: The Montana Supreme Court censured District Judge G. Todd Baugh over comments suggesting a 14-year-old rape victim... Full story

 
 State News    July 21, 2014

Ex-Missoula lawmaker sentenced for illegal securities sale

HELENA (AP) — A former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to selling securities in Montana without a license has been given a six-year deferred sentence and ordered to repay his victims the nearly $336,000 they lost. District Judge Mike Menahan... Full story

 
 State News    July 21, 2014

Mom captured after baby tested positive for meth

BUTTE (AP) — A woman who fled a Montana hospital after she and her newborn tested positive for methamphetamine was arrested Monday in Utah. Her baby is safe, state officials said. The more than monthlong search for Michelle Renee Yallup, 29, and... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 21, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 22

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE TO BE CENSURED OVER RAPE VICTIM COMMENTS: The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist... Full story

 
 State News    July 18, 2014

NorthWestern CEO: $900 million dam plan is solid

HELENA (AP) — NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe is telling state regulators that the company's $900 million plan to purchase 11 hydroelectric dams and charge the cost to its electricity customers is solid. Rowe said Thursday the dams are an... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    July 18, 2014

Fox fights to uphold MT gay marriage ban

HELENA (AP) — Montana's attorney general asked a federal court Thursday to uphold the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it. Republican Attorney General Tim Fox in documents filed in... Full story

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 18, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week largely has been about the numbers as candidates filed second-quarter fundraising reports and information came out about their personal assets. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's... Full story

 
 State News    July 17, 2014

Supreme Court: Man must explain self-defense claim

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A Great Falls man must testify at his deliberate homicide trial if he wants to argue he shot a Fairfield man in self-defense, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled. Tuesday's ruling came in the case of Martin Lau, who is charged... Full story

 
 By The Associated Press    State News    July 16, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 17

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. MONTANA DROUGHT Gov. Steve Bullock has announced a pilot project meant to better manage the impacts of drought in Montana. Bullock says a new partnership will... Full story

 
 State News    July 15, 2014

5 Things to Know in Montana for July 16

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. HEALTH OVERHAUL About 30,000 more Montanan are enrolled in a health insurance plan than were before the new federal health plan's enrollment period took place.... Full story

 
 State News    July 14, 2014

Minn. fugitive seeks 'political asylum' in Montana

BILLINGS (AP) — A convicted sex offender who absconded from supervision in Minnesota told a judge he wanted to seek "political asylum" in Montana because his parole officers are violating his constitutional rights. The Billings Gazette reports... Full story

 

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