Sunday, May 26, 2024

Montana State News

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Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago

A self-inflicted hit of pepper spray drives off an attacking grizzly in Grand Teton National Park

A grizzly that accidentally inflicted itself with a burst of pepper spray while attacking a hiker in Wyoming's Gra…

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
Glasgow couple sue Child Protective Services, accusing them of deceiving court

The family of the teenager who was taken by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services’ Child Protective Service has sued in federal court, alleging several civil rights violations when the social w…

Updated 4 days, 20 hours ago
Over 1 million claims related to toxic exposure granted under new veterans law, Biden announces

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden, aiming to highlight his legislative accomplishments this election year, traveled to New Hampshire on Tuesday to discus…

Updated 5 days, 9 hours ago
Addiction treatment homes say funding fixes don’t go far enough

Montana health officials have started a voucher system to help people with substance use disorders move into transitional housing as they rebuild their lives. …

Updated 1 week ago
Zinke seeks evidence of his own claims about arrival of immigrant family

Despite raising the specter that a nonprofit worked with the Biden administration to relocate immigrants in the country illegally to Kalispell earlier this mon…

Updated 1 week ago
The Montana Free Press 2024 election guide for statewide and federal offices

Answers here were solicited from candidates via a written questionnaire conducted by Montana Free Press in April 2024. Responses were limited to 1,000 characte…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Legislation to restore Medal of Honor upkeep passes Senate vote

Private Fred Hunt received a Medal of Honor through the U.S. Army on Jan. 8, 1877, in Cedar Creek, Montana. The Medal of Honor is considered one of the highest…

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
U.S. proposes ending new federal leases in nation's biggest coal region

The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region in the U.S. as officia…

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Tester backs bill to detain immigrants accused of crimes

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester backed the Laken Riley Act last week, becoming the first Senate Democrat to throw support behind the legislation, which focuses on crimes …

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Flathead Library trustee compares Montana Library Association to Ku Klux Klan

Montana State Library Commissioner Carmen Cuthbertson on Friday compared the Montana Library Association to the Ku Klux Klan, claiming the organization sent an anonymous letter as part of boycotting a meeting.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Failed school levy requests put spotlight on budget shortfalls, pocketbooks, funding formulas

Montanans last week rejected half of the school levies tracked by the state’s largest union, including all five requests in Helena, even as large districts fac…

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Governor's housing task force reviewing recommendations to spur home construction

Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Housing Task Force on Thursday discussed draft recommendations to encourage more supply and density of housing.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
May storm improves outlook, but drought concerns persist for Montana

This week’s widespread, wet storm has brought a measure of relief to parts of Montana reeling from one of the driest winters on record, but water managers say …

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg visits Montana, celebrates infrastructure investments

MISSOULA — Touting $5.3 billion of federal dollars coming to Montana, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said Monday investments in airport, road …

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Montana records largest drop in childhood Medicaid coverage from pre-pandemic figures, study shows

Montana had a 27% drop in childhood Medicaid enrollment from April to December 2023, the second highest in the nation, according to a new report that evaluates…