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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its... — Updated 6/24/2022


Governor declares disaster for flooding

Gov. Greg Gianforte today declared a statewide disaster due to severe flooding in Carbon, Park, and Stillwater counties, as well as flood warnings in other parts of the state. “With rapid snowmelt and recent heavy rains,... — Updated 6/14/2022


FBI warns of increased reports of fraud targeting seniors in Montana

Federal Bureau of Investigation In recognition of National Senior Fraud Awareness Day May 15, 2022, the FBI Salt Lake City Field Office is raising awareness about an increase in reporting of cyber scams targeting the elderly in... — Updated 5/16/2022


Stone Child, Northern both part of initiative

HELENA — At last Thursday’s meeting of the State-Tribal Relations Committee, representatives from the Montana University System announced that the first students participating in Montana’s new Grow Your Own educator... — Updated 1/17/2022


COVID-19 vaccine availible to all Montanans April 1

By: Patrick Johnston At a press conference today, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced that all Montanans 16 and older will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations beginning April 1,... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story


End of Montana mask mandate to be announced Friday

At Gov. Greg Gianforte's first bill-signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon, for Senate Bill 65, he said he will announce the end to Montana's mask mandate this Friday morning. Passage... — Updated 2/10/2021


Gianforte rescinds most COVID-19 mandates

At a press conference this afternoon Gov. Greg Gianforte announced a revision to the COVID-19 mandates of his predecessor that effectively eliminates any restrictions on gathering... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Tim Leeds    State News

Daines reveals was part of vaccine test

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said today he was one of the people who participated in a trial of the vaccine pharmaceutical company Pfizer says appears to be 95 percent... — Updated 11/18/2020


Bullock announces new state-wide restrictions

Gov. Steve Bullock announced today new restrictions to take effect Friday in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout Montana, which he said has created a dire... — Updated 11/17/2020 Full story


Republicans pulling ahead in state and federal races with 25 percent of precincts in

Watch for updates on this and other races here through the night and full coverage in Wednesday's edition of The Havre Daily News. 12:10 a.m. Republicans pull ahead as vote trickle... — Updated 11/4/2020 Full story


Despite pandemic threat, gubernatorial hopefuls avoid COVID nitty-gritty

By Katheryn Houghton and  Matt Volz Kaiser Health News Just 15 days ahead of the election, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney laid out his ideas on how he’d handle the COVID-19 pandemic if elected governor. Details were few, but... — Updated 10/21/2020


Legislature Joint Rules Committee meeting called for Thursday

A press release issued late Monday morning said Sen. Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville, has called a Montana Legislature Joint Rules Committee meeting for Thursday morning at 11. This will be a hybrid meeting held out of Room 317 in the... — Updated 9/14/2020


The China conundrum

CHRIS AADLAND Montana Free Press Editor’s note: This version has been updated to include a comment from a Daines campaign spokesperson. It’s campaign season in Montana — and the political mudslinging is already giving our... — Updated 9/1/2020


Infant found safe, Amber Alert canceled

Law enforcement officials announced this morning that the AMBER Alert for Lucas Warner has just been canceled. The Lincoln County Sheriff's office located baby Lucas this morning... — Updated 8/25/2020 Full story


Montana mask directive amended to include K-12 schools

By Patrick Johnston At a press conference this afternoon, Gov. Steve Bullock announced that he is amending the directive he issued July 15 that requires people in counties with... — Updated 8/12/2020 Full story


Governor to allow counties choice to conduct mail ballot election

Gov. Steve Bullock today issued a directive to ensure all eligible Montanans can safely vote in the 2020 November general election by allowing counties to expand voting by mail and early voting. ITALIC See more on this in... — Updated 8/6/2020


Montana rodeo goes on, bucking fears on Fort Peck Reservation

Katheryn Houghton, [email protected], @K_Hought Kaiser Health News WOLF POINT - Cowboys lined the metal chutes that released bucking horses and their riders into the... — Updated 7/21/2020


Bullock mandates masks in public settings

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive effective today requiring people in public settings and gatherings of 50 or more people where social distancing is not possible to wear a mask... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story


State coronavirus map update, June 8, 2020

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 1,371 with 44 new cases, which does not include five positive rapid tests in Hill... — Updated 7/8/2020


U.S. Census Bureau hiring in Montana

It is not too late to apply for a part-time position with the 2020 Census. Working as a temporary census taker is a great way to earn extra income and help the community.   The Census Bureau is currently recruiting thousands of... — Updated 7/8/2020


Infant abducted in Poplar found, Amber alert canceled

Updated 5:45 a.m. July 1 Officials announced the Amber Alert issued Monday for an infant abducted in Poplar has been canceled. A release issued Tuesday night said 1-year-old Malachai Talley has been located and is safe. No other... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News

Train crash kills one, injures several, strands passengers

A crash between a westbound Amtrak train and a tractor on the eastern edge of Montana Friday morning killed the driver of the tractor, injured several Amtrak passengers and employees and delayed the trains running both westbound... — Updated 5/30/2020

 By Tim Leeds    State News

Governor: Yellowstone entrances opening Monday, working with plan for Glacier

Gov. Steve Bullock said today during a press conference that the Montana entrances to Yellowstone National Park are planned to open Monday and, while no date is set, the state is wo... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News

State to enter Phase Two of re-opening June 1

Citing success in keeping down the spread of COVID-19 in Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock said today the state will enter Phase Two of the state re-opening plan starting June 1. Bullock... — Updated 5/19/2020 Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News

Governor announces first round of grants from $1.25 billion in federal aid

Editor's note: This version corrects the website where people can view the grant programs. Gov. Steve Bullock announced today the first round of grants from the $1.25 billion the... — Updated 5/5/2020 Full story


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