Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Montana State News

Need more information regarding today's state news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the great state of Montana. Browse our latest articles below.

Updated 53 minutes ago

Relief funds recommended to recruit health care workers

A commission created to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funding to help stabilize Montana's economy recommended...

Updated 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
Legislation introduced to allow lawsuits against Amtrak

Two Democratic members of Congress introduced legislation Wednesday to end an arbitration clause that Amtrak implemented in January 2019 and give customers t...

Updated 4 hours, 53 minutes ago
Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he re...

Updated 9 hours, 53 minutes ago
Man gets house arrest in case of missing Blackfeet girl

A man has been sentenced to nine months of house arrest after pleading guilty to negligent endangerment in the case of a 3-year-old girl who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in April.

Updated 1 day, 6 hours ago
Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Updated 1 day, 8 hours ago
Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

A preliminary report on an Amtrak train derailment in north-central Montana last month that killed three people and injured dozens more gave no information o...

Updated 1 day, 9 hours ago
Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules

President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it will cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habit...

Updated 1 day, 11 hours ago
Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general

Republican leaders in the Legislature on Monday approved a request by Democratic lawmakers to look into the Montana Department of Justice's involvement in in...

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Man drives into pond while being pursued by police, dies

A man died after driving into a pond while being pursued by Missoula police, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Tribal officer shoots, kills suspect after pursuit near Hays

A Fort Belknap tribal police officer shot and killed a suspect who reportedly exhibited a weapon after a weekend pursuit near the town of Hays, the tribe said.

Updated 2 days, 11 hours ago
'Unite the Right' rally's planners accused in civil trial

The violence at the white nationalist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lighted torches thrown...

Updated 3 days, 6 hours ago
After long absence 'dancing birds' return to western Montana

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Sometime in the next few years, some lucky people might witness an annual ritual that disappeared decades ago in western Montana.

Updated 3 days, 6 hours ago
Work starts on plant to treat mine wastewater in Belt Creek

BELT, Mont. (AP) — The town of Belt was built on coal.

Updated 5 days, 3 hours ago
Blackfeet Nation celebrates life of Chief Earl Old Person

The Blackfeet Nation honored Chief Earl Old Person with a weeklong memorial, ending with a funeral service Friday in the Browning High School gym.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Professor resigns amid probe into posts on women, Muslims

A University of Montana professor who was placed on administrative leave while the university investigated blog posts about his religious beliefs that malign...