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Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care
October 19, 2021 noon

Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care

Three public officials threatened doctors at a Helena hospital after they refused to treat a Covid-19 patient with ivermectin, a drug to treat parasites that is not federally approved to treat the respiratory disease, officials of St. Peter's Health said.

Query of hospital threats finds voicemail by former senator
November 23, 2021 3 p.m.

Query of hospital threats finds voicemail by former senator

An investigation into a complaint that public officials tried to intimidate employees of Montana hospital into treating a COVID-19 patient with unapproved medication uncovered a voicemail left by a former state senator in which she said she didn't think "senators would be too happy to hear about" the hospital's care of the patient.

November 7, 2021 midnight

Smells like a cover-up

An Associated Press article Oct. 19 featured the headline “Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over Covid care.”

Special counsel requests information in hospital complaint
October 29, 2021 3 p.m.

Special counsel requests information in hospital complaint

The Legislature's special counsel has given Montana's attorney general a Nov. 5 deadline to turn over information related to his office's investigation into a complaint over the way a COVID-19 patient was being treated at the hospital in Helena.

Bio station director Jim Elser joins National Academy of Sciences
April 27, 2022 midnight

Bio station director Jim Elser joins National Academy of Sciences

After a two-year pandemic delay, researcher Jim Elser finally will attend his official induction ceremony for the National Academy of Sciences during the NAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 29.

Eureka appoints retired doctor to county health board
March 11, 2022 midnight

Eureka appoints retired doctor to county health board

Eureka Town Council added a fresh face to the Lincoln County Health Board last month, likely realigning the panel’s outlook on the pandemic and public health in the process.

Whitefish native serves in Navy’s prestigious TOPGUN program
May 22, 2022 midnight

Whitefish native serves in Navy’s prestigious TOPGUN program

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Zignego is a 2003 Whitefish High School graduate.

December 7, 2021 1 p.m.

Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency.

Richard ‘Max’ Bullock, 29
June 19, 2022 midnight

Richard ‘Max’ Bullock, 29

When asked how he would want to be celebrated, Lt. TJ Hall, Max’s Wingman, said, “Fast, Loud and Awesome!”

Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'
October 22, 2021 noon

Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'

Democratic leaders in the Montana Legislature are asking for an investigation into whether the attorney general abused his power by sending a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to a Helena hospital over a complaint from the family of a COVID-19 patient.

Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general
October 26, 2021 9 a.m.

Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general

Republican leaders in the Legislature on Monday approved a request by Democratic lawmakers to look into the Montana Department of Justice's involvement in investigating a complaint made by the family of a COVID-19 patient at a Helena hospital.

October 3, 2021 10 p.m.

Polson drops Libby in volleyball

Volleyball

March 6, 2022 midnight

A wanton act of war

All four of my grandparents immigrated from eastern Europe to upstate New York in the early 20th century.

Kalispell City Council candidate Rod Kuntz
October 6, 2021 midnight

Kalispell City Council candidate Rod Kuntz

Kalispell City Council candidate Rod Kuntz

'Very much worth remembering:' Foundation marks anniversary of 9/11 and Benghazi attack
September 11, 2022 midnight

'Very much worth remembering:' Foundation marks anniversary of 9/11 and Benghazi attack

The 9/11 Honor and Serve Foundation is once again hosting its annual Patriot Day 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Quarter Circle Road today, remembering the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 11, 2012.

McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers
May 14, 2022 1 a.m.

McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

McDonald's says it's started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people. The fast food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia "is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald's values."

Hannah Sempf balances running with flying high in the pole vault
April 28, 2022 11:55 p.m.

Hannah Sempf balances running with flying high in the pole vault

Pole vaulting is an art — athletes need to be strong and spend hours building the muscle memory and technique required to clear the bar while flying through the air. When it all comes together, a good pole vaulter makes it look easy, even though it’s far from it. Hannah Sempf is one of those athletes.

Aluma Glass makes move to Evergreen
November 23, 2021 midnight

Aluma Glass makes move to Evergreen

Kalispell’s oldest glass company has moved locations for the first time in its 50 plus year history. Aluma Glass is making their new home in Evergreen and it offers the business a little extra elbow room, plus more to grow.

February 27, 2022 midnight

Target seeks to entice workers with pay of up to $24 an hour

Target seeks to entice workers with pay of up to $24 an hour

Black bear’s trip through Kalispell tracked on social media
August 19, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Black bear’s trip through Kalispell tracked on social media

Headed to work just after 7 a.m. Friday, Carrie Jones saw what looked like a large dog wandering near Peterson Elementary School in west Kalispell. Her first thought was to get the pet to safety. That’s until she got a better view of an ambling black bear.