- New law will increase some highway speed limits to 80 mph Updated: May-05-15 11:13 am
HELENA, Montana - Speed limits on some interstate highways in Montana will increase to 80 mph this fall, but the cost of a speeding ticket will go up, too.
- Man dies in motorcycle crash west of Kalispell Updated: May-05-15 9:31 am
KALISPELL, Montana - A man died after his motorcycle crashed into a roadside ditch on a county road west of Kalispell.
- Malta man killed in weekend crash Updated: May-04-15 6:11 pm
HELENA, Montana - A 20-year-old man was killed in a weekend crash on U.S. Highway 191 near Malta.
- Man dies in rollover crash in central Montana Updated: May-04-15 10:20 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A 21-year-old Great Falls man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 87 in central Montana.
- Lawmakers worry as conservation program shrinks Updated: May-02-15 5:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - At the peak of the wheat bubble, Montana farmers looking for more land to seed were pulling roughly 200,000 acres a year from conservation.
- Governor vetoes 34 bills, all but 2 from Republicans Updated: Apr-30-15 5:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's Democratic governor has vetoed more bills from this year's Republican-controlled Legislature than he had at this point after the 2013 session.
- Montana legislative session closes with successes and flops Updated: Apr-29-15 8:21 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana lawmakers went home this week having passed landmark legislation including a Republican route to expand Medicaid, a water use agreement for the Flathead Indian Reservation and a new law to disclose "dark money" in political campaigns.
- Legislature adjourns without passing infrastructure bill Updated: Apr-28-15 2:23 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana lawmakers adjourned the 64th Legislative session Tuesday, three days early and without passing a $150 million infrastructure bill that had been a sticking point for days.
- House votes to adjourn after it dumps bill; Senate says no Updated: Apr-27-15 7:50 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Senate refused to adjourn for the session Monday after lawmakers in the House voted down a $150 million infrastructure bill and moved to go home four days early.
- Nigerian man sentenced for scamming women using AG's image Updated: Apr-25-15 3:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Nigerian man has been sentenced for setting up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana's attorney general and scamming an Indiana woman out of thousands of dollars.
- Senate confirms Motl as political practices commissioner Updated: Apr-24-15 8:46 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana senators confirmed Jonathan Motl as the state's commissioner of political practices on Friday.
- Montana Legislature passes two-year state budget deal Updated: Apr-24-15 7:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Legislature has approved a two-year state budget after a committee added some $78 million to House and Senate proposals. The measure will go next to Gov. Steve Bullock for consideration.
- Montana governor signs Flathead water compact Updated: Apr-24-15 6:56 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday signed a bill containing the last and most contentious of seven tribal water compacts in Montana.
- Judge upholds $17M verdict against bank in loan dispute Updated: Apr-24-15 5:07 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A state judge has upheld a $17 million jury award to a western Montana logging company that went out of business after a bank seized stimulus money from its checking account to repay a loan that was not in default.
- Lawmakers pass increased death certificate costs Updated: Apr-23-15 5:28 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana lawmakers have green-lighted a plan to increase the cost of death certificates in order to continue funding funeral home inspections.
- Montana Supreme Court orders new sentencing in incest case Updated: Apr-23-15 2:38 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a Montana man convicted of incest, rape and sexual assault to be sentenced again, agreeing that the judge failed to give him credit for time served between his arrest and sentencing.
- Bullock signs campaign finance bill into law Updated: Apr-22-15 8:31 pm
HELENA, Montana - The governor signed a measure Wednesday that he says will make Montana elections the most transparent in the nation.
- Attorney general asks judge to dismiss irrigators' challenge Updated: Apr-22-15 7:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Attorney General's office asked a state judge on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit intended to stall the Flathead tribal water compact.
- Gov. Steve Bullock signs Montana anti-bullying bill into law Updated: Apr-21-15 6:30 pm
HELENA, Montana - It took more than 10 years, several proposals and countless stories from young people who have suffered, but on Tuesday, Montana joined every other state in the nation with an anti-bullying law.
- Patrol identifies victim of ATV crash Updated: Apr-20-15 10:16 am
KALISPELL, Montana - The Montana Highway Patrol has released the name of a 30-year-old Columbia Falls man who died in a weekend ATV crash near Eureka.
- ATV crash claims life of Columbia Falls man Updated: Apr-19-15 3:52 pm
EUREKA, Montana - A 30-year-old Columbia Falls man has died in an ATV crash near Eureka.
- New Montana game tagging law doesn't salve hunters' anger Updated: Apr-19-15 1:41 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A new law enacted this year by the Montana Legislature clarifies when hunters must tag animals they successfully take in the state.
- Montana Senate OKs higher DUI fines Updated: Apr-18-15 3:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Seven Democratic senators joined 20 Republicans on Saturday to approve a bill increasing DUI penalties on a 27-23 vote that reversed the Senate's on Friday.
- Montana House green-lights mental health group homes Updated: Apr-18-15 1:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - State representatives have green-lighted a proposal to fund four mental health group homes in Montana.
- House kills bill to defend Colstrip mine Updated: Apr-17-15 8:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - State representatives have turned away a bill to impose hefty fines on companies that close coal plants in Montana.