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 State News    July 24, 2015

Helena man files for governor after horse business fails

HELENA (AP) — A Helena man has filed to run for Montana governor in 2016. Casey Filler says he entered the race Monday after his horse-riding business went under this year. The 49-year-old Filler says he wants to aid small businesses and downsize...

 
 By MATT VOLZ    State News    July 24, 2015

Tourists worried about fire nix Glacier National Park trips

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana landmark will stay open as a wildfire sweeps through a popular part of the...

 
 State News    July 24, 2015

Hailstorms cause millions in damage to wheat, grain crops

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Farmers are harvesting what remains of their winter wheat after hailstorms in a northern Montana county earlier this month destroyed an estimated $7.5 million in crops. The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/1Ko6nDM)...

 
 State News    July 23, 2015

Wildfire sends campers fleeing Glacier National Park

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA - A wildfire driven by gusting winds swept down Glacier National Park's most popular roadway toward a small community at the park's eastern entrance, sending...

 
 State News    July 22, 2015

Wildfire closes popular Glacier Park roadway

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA - Wildfires in Montana have forced the closure of Glacier National Park's most popular roadway and prompted the evacuation of homes in the central part of the state....

 
 State News    July 22, 2015

PSC to sue CenturyLink for slow response times

ALISON NOON Associated Press HELENA — Montana’s Public Service Commission decided Tuesday to sue CenturyLink for failing to promptly restore out-of-service landlines. The five-member panel voted unanimously to file a lawsuit in a Montana district...

 
 State News    June 19, 2015

Missoula center pleased with Rankin's $10 bill nomination

MISSOULA . (AP) — The suggestion by Sen. Steve Daines that the U.S. Treasury put the face of Jeannette Rankin on the $10 bill is being welcomed by advocates of the nation's first female congresswoman. Betsy Mulligan-Dague, director of the Jeannette...

 
 State News    June 5, 2015


Flooding in parts of eastern and southeastern Montana

GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Heavy rainfall has caused some flash flooding in parts of Wibaux, Prairie and Dawson counties in eastern Montana. The National Weather Service reported low land flooding along rivers and streams in the Yellowstone River...

 
 State News    June 5, 2015

Student sues MSU, says school negligent in sex offender hire

BOZEMAN AP) — A former student is suing Montana State University for hiring a convicted sex offender as a music professor, saying the school's negligence allowed Shuichi Komiyama to manipulate and rape her. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports...

 
 State News    June 3, 2015

Gianforte considering run for governor's office

ALISON NOON Associated Press HELENA - Technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte said Tuesday he is considering running for Montana governor in 2016, confirming for the first time widespread speculation...

 
 State News    May 29, 2015

Bullock appoints 5 to Medicaid expansion panel

HELENA (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's appointments to a Medicaid expansion panel include a spot for the Republican sponsor of the new law. Bullock's office announced Friday the appointments of two hospital representatives, two state...

 
 State News    May 29, 2015

Montana health insurers say marketplace rate hikes likely

HELENA (AP) — Health insurers selling individual policies on Montana's Affordable Care Act marketplace say rate increases are likely next year. The Missoulian (http://tinyurl.com/o2ww2nb ) reports companies are now filing requests for higher...

 
 State News    May 13, 2015

Church says fired pregnant teacher can't sue for discrimination

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — A Montana Catholic schoolteacher fired for having a baby out of wedlock can’t sue because she led her classes in prayer and participated in other religious activities that prevent her from filing a...

 
 State News    April 27, 2015

Senate confirms Motl as political practices commissioner

HELENA - Montana senators confirmed Jonathan Motl Friday as the state's commissioner of political practices. Eight Republicans joined all 21 Senate Democrats in a 29-21 vote to confirm Democratic...

 
 State News    April 27, 2015

House continues to wrangle with infrastructure bill

LISA BAUMANN Associated Press HELENA — Lawmakers in the House are wrestling with a $150 million state infrastructure bill that’s keeping them from ending the legislative session. Representatives defeated Senate Bill 416 twice Saturday morning wit...

 
 State News    April 24, 2015

Senate confirms Motl as political practices commissioner

HELENA (AP) — Montana senators confirmed Jonathan Motl as the state's commissioner of political practices on Friday. Eight Republicans joined all 21 Senate Democrats in a 29-21 vote to confirm Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's appointment. Motl's...

 
 State News    April 24, 2015

House continues to wrangle with infrastructure bill 
LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press

HELENA (AP) — Lawmakers in the House are wrestling with a $150 million state infrastructure bill that's keeping them from ending the legislative session. Representatives defeated Senate Bill 416 twice Saturday morning with a final vote of 60-34...

 
 State News    April 23, 2015

Nonprofits accounting seminar is May 14

Press release Anderson ZurMuehlen is hosting the Second Annual Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits seminar in Bozeman Thursday, May 14. The full-day seminar includes topics on cost allocation, in-kind gifts, accounting for fundraising, fraud,...

 
 State News    April 23, 2015

Health care foundation seeks grant requests

Press release Montana Healthcare Foundation is offering more than $1 million in grants to address key health challenges, and is asking for grant proposals to address the state’s most pressing health problems. The foundation expects to issue more...

 
 State News    April 22, 2015

Officials concerned about STD outbreaks

Press release  State and local public health officials said they are concerned about a recent increase in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. In 2014, Montana’s gonorrhea cases nearly doubled, to more than 400, and the number of...

 
 State News    April 21, 2015

Veterans honoring ceremony set for May 1 at Fort Harrison

From VA Montana Health Care System FORT HARRISON — VA will host a Veterans Honoring Ceremony May 1 at the parade ground on Fort Harrison from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. A medical center open house with exhibits for veterans will follow, ending at 3...

 
 State News    April 17, 2015

George Winston to play benefit in Bozeman

From Hopa Mountain George Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will be playing a benefit concert Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Cultural Center’s Crawford Theater in support of Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman-based...

 
 State News    April 17, 2015

Montana Senate OKs higher DUI fines

HELENA, (AP) — Seven Democratic senators joined 20 Republicans on Saturday to approve a bill increasing DUI penalties on a 27-23 vote that reversed the Senate's on Friday. Republican-sponsored House Bill 488 would double minimum fines for driving...

 
 State News    April 10, 2015

Montana senators endorse two-year state budget compromise

ALISON NOON Associated Press HELENA - Montana senators endorsed a two-year state budget proposal Thursday, but chamber leaders are not optimistic that the state House will pass the plan. Members of...

 
 State News    April 10, 2015

House endorses compromise Medicaid expansion bill

LISA BAUMANN Associated Press HELENA - After a hard-fought battle to get the last-standing bill to expand the Medicaid program to the floor, the Montana House of Representatives gave it an initial gre...

 

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