Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Montana State News

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Updated 16 hours, 21 minutes ago

State seeks to appeal decision on voting laws to Supreme Court

The State of Montana wants the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the Montana Supreme Court’s March decision …

Updated 2 weeks ago
Tester to face Sheehy in Senate bid; Zinke, Downing, Gianforte win in GOP primaries

Three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican newcomer Tim Sheehy cruised to victory in Montana's primary election Tuesday, setting up a conte…

Updated 2 weeks ago
Ninth Circuit appears skeptical of Montana’s drag ban

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals wrestled on Tuesday with how Montana’s “drag ban law,” currently on hold from a federal judge, doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment,…

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Denny Rehberg angling for a comeback in a crowded House race

From a ranch in one of America's largest and newest congressional districts, where agriculture and Republicans dominate the landscape, a retired six-term Monta…

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
'War on coal' rhetoric heats up as Biden seeks to curb pollution with election looming

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the mines that sup…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Daines blocks confirmation of first Native American federal judge for Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Montana blocked a Biden administration judicial nominee who would have been the state's first Native American…

Updated 4 weeks 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 Grand Teton National Park won't be captured or k…

Updated 4 weeks 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 weeks, 1 day 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 4 weeks, 1 day 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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.