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September 3, 2019 4 a.m.

Fire and Flood demos new technology in Polson

Fire and Flood Emergency Services will hold its first U.S. demonstration of new mobile water management technology in Polson on Saturday, Sept. 7.

March 5, 2020 6:25 p.m.

Legislature clears Gov. Kristi Noem's revamp of riot laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem's proposal to revive the state's criminal and civil punishments for riots passed a final Senate vote on Thursday and will next proceed to her desk.

Whitefish proposes emergency order to require permits for rallies
September 4, 2020 10 a.m.

Whitefish proposes emergency order to require permits for rallies

Whitefish City Council on Tuesday will consider an emergency ordinance prohibiting organized gatherings and demonstrations without a special event permit between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

March 24, 2020 5:51 p.m.

South Dakota governor signs 'riot-boosting' penalties

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed a bill that revives the state's criminal and civil penalties for rioting and inciting a riot, the Republican governor's office said Tuesday.

Demonstrators resist as crews arrive at Seattle protest zone
June 26, 2020 4:32 p.m.

Demonstrators resist as crews arrive at Seattle protest zone

Crews arrived with heavy equipment at an occupied protest zone in Seattle, ready to dismantle barriers set up by demonstrators, but the work was halted when some protesters resisted Friday by climbing atop the makeshift structures

Celebrate the colors of summer at Summer Artfest
June 17, 2021 midnight

Celebrate the colors of summer at Summer Artfest

Summer ArtFest returns to Whitefish the last weekend of June.

Protest against virus restrictions held at Montana Capitol
May 21, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Protest against virus restrictions held at Montana Capitol

Armed demonstrators were among a group gathered at the Montana Capitol to protest the state government’s response to the coronavirus

June 8, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Montana COVID cases increase, 1 county boosts restrictions

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Montana between Saturday and Monday

September 9, 2020 1:40 p.m.

Whitefish council rejects ordinance restricting demonstrations

The Whitefish City Council on Tuesday night rejected a proposal that aimed to place restrictions on gatherings and demonstrations.

Trump supporters protest vote certification in Kalispell
January 6, 2021 4 p.m.

Trump supporters protest vote certification in Kalispell

As insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, dozens of people objecting to President-elect Joe Biden's victory staged a small demonstration in downtown Kalispell, waving flags and encouraging passing motorists to honk in support of outgoing President Donald Trump.

Fetching up a good time, dog expo Saturday at fairgrounds
April 22, 2022 midnight

Fetching up a good time, dog expo Saturday at fairgrounds

Saturday may very well be going to the dogs in Kalispell as the Flathead Kennel Club hosts its 2022 K-9 Expo at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.

May 10, 2022 11:20 a.m.

Montana child care providers, families, demonstrate for equity, better pay

On Monday, some 25 people gathered at the Missoula County Courthouse lawn for the Day Without Child Care Strike, joining child care workers and supporters at Kalispell’s Depot Park and across the country to call for living wages for providers, affordable care for all families, and an equitable child care system “built on racial justice.”

March 11, 2020 10:28 a.m.

State Patrol arrests 2 at climate protest in Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two people with a climate activist group headed by indigenous leaders were arrested in Olympia Tuesday at a rally demanding that Gov. Jay Inslee draft a climate emergency resolution.

Gov. Noem's revival of riot laws heads to Senate vote
March 4, 2020 1:28 a.m.

Gov. Noem's revival of riot laws heads to Senate vote

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee on Tuesday advanced Gov. Kristi Noem's proposal to revive the state's riot laws with criminal and civil penalties for those who urge rioting.

Seattle cops dismantle 'occupied' zone
July 1, 2020 4:18 p.m.

Seattle cops dismantle 'occupied' zone

Police in Seattle have cleared out protesters and torn down their camping sites in the city's so-called occupied protest zone after the mayor ordered it cleared

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear
March 12, 2020 2:28 a.m.

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

BEIRUT (AP) — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and government crackdowns on protests would dominate the international landscape.

Trudeau mulls invoking emergency powers to quell protests
February 14, 2022 noon

Trudeau mulls invoking emergency powers to quell protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government weighed whether to invoke emergency powers Monday to quell the protests by demonstrators who have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the country's COVID-19 restrictions.

Forestry expo set for May 2-7
April 27, 2022 midnight

Forestry expo set for May 2-7

The hands-on Family Forestry Expo at Columbia Falls is scheduled for May 2-7, with the theme of “Forests-Landscapes of Many Uses.”

Flathead students excel in coding competition
May 17, 2019 4 a.m.

Flathead students excel in coding competition

Fourth- through eighth-grade girls demonstrated their coding skills last week at the first Northwest Regional App Challenge at Flathead Valley Community College.

Women Build crew tackles Habitat home in Kalispell
March 10, 2019 5 a.m.

Women Build crew tackles Habitat home in Kalispell

A dozen women sporting pink hardhats spent International Women’s Day on Friday helping build a Habitat for Humanity home in Kalispell.