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April 12, 2021 3:43 p.m.

Jamaican national arrested near Whitefish admits immigration crime

A Jamaican national who crossed into Montana from Canada near Eureka and was arrested with others near Whitefish after a 75-mile car chase admitted to an immigration charge on Monday.

Montana infrastructure gets C grade in White House report
April 12, 2021 3:30 p.m.

Montana infrastructure gets C grade in White House report

Montana has 377 bridges and more than 1,485 miles of highway in poor condition, and 1 in 4 of the state's public transit vehicles is ready for the scrapyard, according to a new "infrastructure report card" from the Biden White House.

Lawmakers pass bill to expand monitoring of domestic abusers
April 12, 2021 3:19 p.m.

Lawmakers pass bill to expand monitoring of domestic abusers

The Montana Senate on Monday unanimously endorsed a bill that could expand the use of electronic monitoring of people charged with certain domestic violence and stalking crimes.

April 12, 2021 1 p.m.

Montana Supreme Court quashes subpoena of judicial emails

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has temporarily quashed a legislative subpoena for the state court administrator's emails, which are believed to contain responses to a poll of District Court judges on legislation to give the governor more power in filling judicial vacancies between elections.

Ski resort finishes busiest season on record
April 12, 2021 10 a.m.

Ski resort finishes busiest season on record

Even in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Whitefish Mountain Resort logged its busiest season on record.

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures
April 12, 2021 7 a.m.

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

BROWNING (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Montana, the tribe's schools adopted remote learning and businesses, bars and restaurants closed.

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender
April 12, 2021 midnight

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.

Fed's Powell sees US boom ahead, with COVID still a risk
April 12, 2021 midnight

Fed's Powell sees US boom ahead, with COVID still a risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is poised for an extended period of strong growth and hiring, the chair of the Federal Reserve said in an interview broadcast Sunday, though the coronavirus still poses some risk.

Outdoor enthusiasts to get cash, free passes to move to WVa
April 12, 2021 midnight

Outdoor enthusiasts to get cash, free passes to move to WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is joining the growing list of places recruiting remote workers — with a thrill-seeking twist.

April 12, 2021 midnight

Legals for April, 12 2021

April 12, 2021 midnight

Law roundup: Woman allegedly run over after bar drama

A man driving a black sedan with tinted windows allegedly pulled out of a bar parking lot and intentionally ran over a woman who couldn’t feel her legs afterward.

April 12, 2021 midnight

Social media use under Kalispell council spotlight again

Social media use under city spotlight again

April 12, 2021 midnight

KRMC births edited

KRMC births

Retired wildlife investigator has seen it all out in the field
April 12, 2021 midnight

Retired wildlife investigator has seen it all out in the field

In his long career as an investigator, Brian Sommers has dug into some of Northwest Montana’s most interesting and tragic cases involving people and animals.

April 12, 2021 midnight

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic.