Monday, August 15, 2022

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 2 days, 2 hours ago

Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that's being sued by federal prosecutors ...

Updated 5 days, 21 hours ago
Montana abortion laws remain blocked during legal challenge

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that temporarily blocks three abortion laws passed by the 2021 Legislature from taking effec...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Higher interest rates are stifling Montana homebuyers

Searching for a home to buy in Missoula’s pressure cooker housing market over the last year, Jeff Moss has been thinking a lot about interest rates.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Lake Mary Ronan area evacuated as Elmo Fire moves closer

Eight structures have been destroyed and as many as 150 are threatened by a raging wildfire that continues to expand its reach west of Flathead Lake.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Elmo Fire threatening 50 structures

More evacuation orders were issued overnight Monday and Tuesday as winds pushed the Elmo 2 Fire precariously close to U.S. 93 near Chief Cliff, prompting a t...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Elmo Fire balloons to 7,000 acres

Evacuation orders were issued Friday night after a wildfire quickly ballooned near Elmo on the west side of Flathead Lake.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought

The House on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled b...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Tester responds to toxic burn pit legislation failing

Last month, 84 United States senators voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that would have extended health coverage for military veterans exposed to toxi...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Survivors in East Glacier attack released from hospital

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Two sisters-in-law have been released from the hospital after suffering critical injuries during a brutal attack near Glacier National ...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Judges finds new Montana election law unconstitutional

A Montana law that would have required people who turn 18 in the month before an election to vote in person — thus denying them the option to vote absentee —...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Feds: $401M will add high-speed internet to rural U.S.

The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and bus...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Western governors meet in Idaho to discuss common issues

COEUR D'ALENE — The breadth of Western issues handled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is wide, but in his address to Western governors on Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene, U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack focused on issu...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Flathead County included in disaster relief program

Flathead County is now included under a federal disaster relief program to financially assist areas of Montana affected by historic flooding in June, Gov. Gr...

Updated 3 weeks ago
U.S. to plant more trees on charred western landscape

The Biden administration on Monday announced plans to replant trees on millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands as officials struggle to counter the in...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Montana tribe sues Interior over policing and jail space

A southeastern Montana tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department and its Bureau of Indian Affairs, saying the U.S. is not complying with its treaty obligation to provide adequate law enfor...