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Montana State News

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Updated 19 hours, 33 minutes ago

Montana Senate race centers on health care, Supreme Court

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock tried to keep the focus on the pandemic and health care in ...

Updated 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
Montana Secretary of State appealing later ballot deadline

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's secretary of state has filed notice that he plans to appeal a court ruling that extended the deadline for county elections offices to accept 2020 general election ballots returned b...

Updated 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
Montana private prison reports COVID outbreak, 29 cases

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Just over two dozen inmates and detainees at a private prison in north-central Montana have tested positive for COVID-19, prison operator CoreCivic said Monday.

Updated 1 day, 6 hours ago
Wildfires in southern Idaho affect hunting opportunities

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials in Idaho have closed some forest areas statewide, affecting hunters and other recreationists during record-breaking fires across the West.

Updated 2 days, 21 hours ago
Montana judge extends deadline for returning mailed ballots

HELENA (AP) — A Montana judge has extended the state's deadline for returning 2020 general election ballots by mail, saying that uneven U.S. Postal Service delivery times could result in ballots being delayed, un...

Updated 4 days ago
Montana law preventing absentee ballot gathering overturned

HELENA (AP) — A Montana judge on Friday struck down a voter-enacted law that restricted third-party collection of absentee ballots after several Native American groups argued they rely on ballot collection effort...

Updated 4 days, 3 hours ago
Blackfeet Tribe imposes 14-day lockdown as COVID cases surge

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council is imposing a 14-day lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge on the reservation east of Glacier National Park.

Updated 4 days, 7 hours ago
Republican duo reshapes Montana politics in Trump's style

BOZEMAN (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana pol...

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
Montana virus cases hit record; numbers rise in schools

Newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Montana spiked to another record on Thursday and health officials reported that the number of infections tied to schools...

Updated 5 days, 22 hours ago
State Supreme Court upholds ruling on Green Party candidates

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court said in an opinion released Wednesday that it rejected a Republican-backed bid to get Montana Green Party candidates on the November ballot because a petition to qualify th...

Updated 5 days, 22 hours ago
Montana high court rules regulators set unfair solar terms

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that state energy regulators set unfair terms that rendered the MTSUN solar farm uneconomical. Tuesday's decision paves the way for the solar farm proj...

Updated 6 days ago
Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder's assets for $14M award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an...

Updated 6 days, 3 hours ago
Cooney takes in more donations than Gianforte in past month

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney again received more donations than Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in the most recent campaign reporting period in the race for Montana governor.

Updated 6 days, 7 hours ago
Judge will rule soon on GOP attempt to block mail ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Requiring Montana counties to open polling places for November's election would be "absolutely catastrophic," for voters and for public health, the governor's chief legal counsel, Raph Graybi...

Updated 6 days, 7 hours ago
Montana student who killed 2 in dorm in 1990 denied parole

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State University student convicted of shooting and killing two men in his dorm in 1990 was denied parole for the third time.