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Republican operative publicizes ethics complaints against Supreme Court incumbent

Mara Silvers Montana Free Press A prominent Republican operative backing Montana Supreme Court candidate James Brown has filed two ethics complaints against Brown’s opponent in the race, incumbent Supreme Court Justice Ingrid... — Updated 10/18/2022


Physicians want voter pamphlet correction on abortion bill

HELENA (AP) — Two physician groups have asked Montana election officials to issue a correction to statements printed in a voter information pamphlet that they argue are false and could confuse voters as they consider an abortion-... — Updated 10/18/2022


Turf war

Amanda Eggert Montana Free Press Montana livestock-producer groups and two Republican elected officeholders continued their pressure campaign to halt bison grazing on federal lands... — Updated 9/1/2022


Montana's nine-day election laws trial concludes

Alex Sakariassen Montana Free Press Throughout the past two weeks, a steady stream of witnesses have taken the stand in Yellowstone County District Court. Each spoke to the perceived pros or cons of three election administration... — Updated 8/29/2022


Federal report: Zinke misled investigators, violated 'duty of candor'

Arren Kimbel-Sannit Montana Free Press A federal ethics probe has concluded that former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who is running to represent Montana’s western district in the U.S. House, misled an internal ethics... — Updated 8/25/2022


Gianforte wields 'executive privilege' argument against sensitive records requests

Amanda Eggert Montana Free Press Coming into office last year as Montana's first Republican governor in nearly two decades and looking to implement a muscular conservative agenda... — Updated 8/19/2022


Trial on constitutionality of election law starts in Billings

by Alex Sakariassen Montana Free Press Seated in his wheelchair next to the witness stand in a Billings courtroom Monday, 26-year-old Mitch Bohn calmly responded to a series of rapid-fire questions about his voting habits over the... — Updated 8/17/2022


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


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