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First Montana case of vaping severe pulmonary disease confirmed

Press release RiverStone Health and the Department of Public Health and Human Services have identified the first confirmed case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping in connection with...

 

UPDATE: Hoffman-Cluchey found safe after DOJ issues missing person alert

UPDATE: Hoffman-Cluchey has been found safe, according to Missoula PD. The Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing Endangered Person Advisory on behalf of Missoula PD for Mia Hoffman-Cluchey. Mia is a 24 year old white female, 5 feet 2...

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    April 25, 2019

Amendment to add preschool funding to state budget fails

A committee today killed a budget amendment on a party-line voted that would have continued state funding for preschool. A press release from the House Democrats said the amendment would have continued funding nearly 100 preschool classrooms that...

 

Montana House rejects Colstrip power plant bill

By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA - Montana's House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a bill that would allow NorthWestern Energy to purchase another share of a coal-fired power plant...

 

Montana Senate sends Medicaid expansion bill back to House

By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA - The Montana Senate on Tuesday passed bills to continue the state's Medicaid expansion program and improve investigations of missing persons' reports just...

 

MHP Trooper Wade Palmer regains consciousness

Havre Daily News staff Montana Highway Patrol reported today that Trooper Wade Palmer, hospitalized after receiving multiple gunshot wounds March 15, has regained consciousness and his condition...

 

House endorses bill to continue Medicaid expansion

By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA (AP) - The Montana House has endorsed a bill to continue the state's Medicaid expansion program while adding a work requirement. Nineteen Republicans joined...

 

Montana House passes $80M infrastructure bonding bill

HELENA (AP) - The Montana House has passed a bill that would allow the state to borrow $80 million to pay for building and infrastructure projects. The measure passed a final 68-30 vote on Friday and...

 

Amended Hanna's Act passes out of committee

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A stalled bill meant to help missing persons investigations in Montana has been revived. The measure passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday after it was amended to...

 

AMBER Alert on Michelle Ferguson canceled

The AMBER Alert been issued for 12-year-old Rihannon McGuire, white, female, 5-foot-2, 85 pounds with brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes has been canceled. She has been found safely and the suspect is in custody. Rhiannon was abducted by her...

 

MDT hosting Great Falls district infrastructure tour

Press release MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls District US-2 has announced a free opportunity for the public to join an infrastructure tour from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 20. The tour will include stops at Havre...

 

Matt Rosendale, Republicans look to oust Montana Sen. Tester

By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA — Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in November as Republicans look to take back Tester’s seat and complete a sweep of Montana’s congressional delegation....

 

Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

Eddie Harmon, Turner Track A year ago, Eddie Harmon made Turner track and field history with a Class C state championship in the 800 meters. One year later, he did it twice. Last weekend in Great...

 

APNewsBreak: GOP takes Trump-Tester feud to Montana voters

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — Republicans are taking out an attack ad against Sen. Jon Tester in an attempt to make good on President Donald Trump’s pledge that the Montana Democrat will pay for scuttling his Department of Veterans...

 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Healthy Kids, Healthy Families application window closes May 15

Press release HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative is a centerpiece of its charitable giving, and the 2017 grant application process is open from April 1 through May 15. Entering its fifth...

 

Montana high court weighs ban on religious school tax credit

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on reinstating a ban on tax credits for donations that go toward scholarships for students who attend private religious schools. Montana revenue officials and...

 

Montana governor travels to Iowa as he explores possible run

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock wrapped up a two-day tour of Iowa on Friday to campaign for that state’s Democratic attorney general and test the waters for a possible 2020 presidential run. Bullock headlined a...

 

China-US trade dispute looms over Montana beef export deal

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS — A brewing trade war between China and the U.S. comes at an inopportune time for Montana ranchers, who are seeking to close a multi-year deal to export up to $200 million of beef through China’s...

 

Tester to opponents: Be ready to 'arm wrestle' after primary

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has a message for the Republican Senate candidates who have bashed him in recent public appearances: Focus on your primary election first, then get ready to “arm wrestle.” The...

 

Rural areas left out of Montana's rapid job growth

By DAVID ERICKSON Missoulian MISSOULA (AP) — There’s a stark difference in the job growth around the Montana cities of Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Kalispell and Helena compared to the rural areas in the state. Huge portions of rural Montana are...

 

Court: Specifics needed to justify Montana meeting closures

HELENA (AP) — Montana’s government bodies and agencies must give some details about whose privacy rights they are protecting when justifying closing a meeting that would otherwise be open to the public, the state Supreme Court ruled. Justices in...

 

Fire restrictions still on in north-central Montana counties

Over the weekend, cooler and wetter weather helped ease the effects of this year’s fire season, but most of the counties within the Lewistown Fire Restriction Area have decided to stay in fire restrictions, with the exception of Chouteau and...

 

Montana school bus crash kills 2 adults, injures 4 children

BILLINGS (AP) — Authorities say a school bus taking students on northeastern Montana field trip to Havre has collided head-on with a pickup truck in a crash that killed the bus driver and the pickup's driver. The Montana Highway Patrol said...

 

Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA - A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of the congressman's mug...

 

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

BOZEMAN (AP) — Montana's next congressman, Greg Gianforte, avoided jail time Monday after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected. Gallatin County Justice of the Peace Rick West sentenced the Republican technology...

 

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