- Montana leaders react to former Sen. Conrad Burns' death Updated: Apr-29-16 11:24 am
HELENA, Montana - Condolences rolled in Thursday night as word of former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns' death spread. Burns died of natural causes at his home in Billings, Montana Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Essmann said. Here is what some state and congressional leaders had to say:
- Gov. Bullock wants $200M for infrastructure; details to come Updated: Apr-28-16 8:09 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday proposed spending $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works across the state. But he didn't specify any projects or exactly how to pay for them, despite previous plans getting hung up on such details.
- Lawyer: Author Jon Krakauer, public deserve to see records Updated: Apr-27-16 5:11 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer and the public deserve to know why the University of Montana reversed its decision in 2012 to expel a star quarterback who was accused of rape, an attorney for the writer told the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday.
- Supreme Court considers lowering score required to pass bar Updated: Apr-27-16 3:08 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The state Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to lower the score aspiring attorneys need to pass the bar exam in Montana.
- The Latest: Montana argues to keep rape case records sealed Updated: Apr-27-16 2:52 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The Latest on author Jon Krakauer's lawsuit over release of records on University of Montana rape case (all times local):
- A car struck and killed a bison near West Yellowstone Updated: Apr-27-16 10:39 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Two brothers escaped injury when their car struck and killed a bison near West Yellowstone.
- State Supreme Court delays enforcement of medical pot ruling Updated: Apr-25-16 9:51 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court said Monday it will delay enforcement of the severe medical marijuana restrictions it has upheld until Aug. 31.
- Wyoming, Montana holding discussions on water Updated: Apr-24-16 4:04 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Officials from the Wyoming Attorney General's Office are holding a conference call Monday with officials in Montana to discuss a solution to an ongoing conflict over water rights along the Tongue River.
- US won't seek death in Crow Reservation double-killing Updated: Apr-22-16 7:52 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager accused of killing a couple who authorities said stopped to help him on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.
- Supreme Court hears arguments in Mountain Water case Updated: Apr-22-16 5:52 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A court ruling that would allow the city of Missoula to purchase the water utility that serves its residents violated Mountain Water Co.'s property rights, an attorney argued before the Montana Supreme Court on Friday.
- Court upholds ex-lawmaker's sentence in corruption case Updated: Apr-22-16 12:39 pm
HELENA, Montana - An appeals court has upheld a former Montana legislator's 7 ½-year prison sentence for his involvement in a corruption scheme on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.
- GOP lawmakers seek to ground state aircraft for campaigning Updated: Apr-21-16 5:38 pm
HELENA, Montana - Three Montana lawmakers say they will introduce legislation next year to prohibit the use of Montana's government-owned airplane for campaign purposes.
- Billings attorney accused of driving drunk with kids in car Updated: Apr-19-16 1:14 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings attorney is facing charges after police say she had been driving drunk with three children in her car.
- State could add digital billboards to outdoor ad rules Updated: Apr-17-16 3:37 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Transportation officials will decide whether to add digital billboard restrictions to outdoor advertising rules.
- Montana attorney general says crime victims need more help Updated: Apr-17-16 3:21 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says the state needs to do more to fight violent crime.
- Montana governor's race poses test for Dems in rural America Updated: Apr-17-16 12:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - For a time, Democrats ruled over the vast terrain that stretched from the Great Plains, across the Rocky Mountains and along the Pacific. From Texas and North Dakota, and from Oklahoma to Hawaii, a Democrat occupied all but two governors' mansions in the 19 most-western states in the late 1970s.
- Juneau raises additional $363K in congressional bid Updated: Apr-15-16 12:10 am
HELENA, Montana - U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke's re-election campaign said it raised more than $783,000 during the first three months of the year and had more than $1 million to spend against his Democratic opponent, Denise Juneau.
- Communication execs urge Montana to address rural needs Updated: Apr-14-16 6:51 pm
HELENA, Montana - Rural wireless and broadband providers urged Montana lawmakers Thursday to address the needs of far-flung communities in obtaining quality phone service and faster internet service.
- Teen dies in rollover crash west of Absarokee Updated: Apr-14-16 12:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - An 18-year-old Absarokee man was killed in a single vehicle crash on a secondary highway west of Absarokee.
- Anaconda man dies in rollover crash near Butte Updated: Apr-12-16 11:15 pm
BUTTE, Montana - An Anaconda man was killed and another was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 90 west of Butte.
- Judge to decide penalties in next phase of dark money case Updated: Apr-11-16 7:44 pm
HELENA, Montana - Now that a jury has ruled a Montana legislator took $19,599 in illegal contributions, a judge now must decide whether to impose the ultimate penalty - the removal of an elected official from office, which hasn't been done by court order in 75 years.
- The Latest: Judge sets hearing in lawmaker's dark money case Updated: Apr-11-16 6:24 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Latest on the dark money case against a Montana legislator (all times local):
- Man dies in crash near Wyola Updated: Apr-11-16 10:46 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A 27-year-old Wyola man was killed in a weekend rollover crash.
- Montana's high court dismisses notorious student rape case Updated: Apr-08-16 8:18 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal from a teacher serving 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case after the defendant's attorney said the case had no merit.
- Race for White House gives Montana rare chance at relevance Updated: Apr-08-16 6:33 pm
HELENA, Montana - Few remember the last time a Republican presidential candidate stumped through Montana in advance of the state's primary election. But these days, expectations are swirling across the northern Rockies that a GOP candidate or two might make a rare appearance in the state.