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FWP to close front desk services in response to COVID-19

To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. "With license sales and appl... Full story


Montana, federal tax filing deadlines extended

Staff and wire report Gov. Steve Bullock extended Friday the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers to July 15 in accordance with the new federal filing deadline. The U.S.... Full story


Montana has online COVID location and number tracker

The Montana state government announced it has put up an internet location where people can track the number and location of confirmed cases of COVID-19. The site is located at http... Full story


U.S. attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

Press release BILLINGS – U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme urged the public Friday to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 1-866-720-... Full story


Montana Housing to take mortgage payments by phone, mail only

HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that the customer service window at Montana Housing will be temporarily closed to public visitors starting Monday, March 23, to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus... Full story


DPHHS announces plan to continue services while temporarily closing some offices in Response to COVID-19

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan today announced steps the agency is taking to ensure Montanans continue to have access to various agency programs and... Full story


Governor issues travel advisory to slow spread of COVID-19

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock issued a travel advisory this week for Montanans who have traveled internationally to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to Montana. "As Montanans return from spr... Full story


Four cases of COVID-19 in Montana confirmed

Press release Steve Bullock today confirmed four presumptively positive cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Montana. There are four positive cases in the counties of Gallatin, Yellowstone, Silver Bow, and Lewis and Clark. The Gallatin patient is a...


Bullock announces Senate run, challenging Daines' bid for re-election

Montana's Gov. Steve Bullock announced today he will file as a candidate for U.S. Senate, challenging Republican Sen. Steve Daines in his re-election bid. Bullock joins a crowded list of candidates,...


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... Full story


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...


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