- Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits Updated: May-26-15 8:06 pm
HELENA, Montana - States may cap political donors' campaign contributions only if they can show that those limits are preventing corruption or the appearance of corruption, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- Supreme Court takes up rape recantation case Updated: May-24-15 1:27 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Missoula man convicted of raping a 13-year-old boy when they both were in a juvenile detention center is asking the Montana Supreme Court to grant him a new trial.
- Regents approve UM law school name change, tuition freeze Updated: May-22-15 3:18 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The University of Montana School of Law will be renamed within the next month for a Great Falls attorney who donated $10 million, after the state Board of Regents approved the plan on Friday.
- Glendive woman identified as victim of pickup crash Updated: May-21-15 1:25 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Officials in Dawson County have released the name of a 19-year-old woman who was killed in a rollover crash after her pickup struck a deer west of Glendive.
- Federal judge dismisses tribes' lawsuit over Flathead water Updated: May-20-15 2:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge has refused to get involved in a fight over water rights between Native American tribes and non-tribal farmers and ranchers on a reservation in northwestern Montana.
- Montana Supreme Court limits judicial substitutions Updated: May-20-15 1:05 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has revised the rules on District Court judge substitutions, eliminating the option in some time-sensitive cases after the Montana Judges Association said some attorneys were abusing it.
- Art acquired in WWII Germany returned by Montana brothers Updated: May-17-15 3:38 pm
LIVINGSTON, Montana - It's been 70 years, but several pieces of art belonging to a German family - possibly removed by American soldiers at the end of World War II - have been returned to Germany, thanks to two local brothers.
- Law requires some sex offenders to live, work away from kids Updated: May-14-15 7:34 pm
HELENA, Montana - Certain sex offenders employed near children in Montana must find new jobs, get special permission to work or face arrest.
- Kalispell woman dies in crash near Columbia Falls Updated: May-14-15 2:37 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - A 29-year-old Kalispell woman was killed and a man was injured in a rollover crash south of Columbia Falls.
- Texting driver crashes into police car Updated: May-14-15 12:10 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Laurel police officer searching for a suspected drunken driver ended up being hit head-on by a car whose driver was texting.
- Court revives health insurance discrimination lawsuit Updated: May-13-15 4:57 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has revived the case of a woman who says it's unfair for hospitals to charge different rates to treat insured and uninsured patients.
- 3 students injured when pickup rear-ends bus Updated: May-12-15 9:40 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A full-sized pickup rear-ended a stopped school bus about three miles east of Polson, sending three students to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the Montana Highway Patrol said.
- School choice bill becomes law without governor's signature Updated: May-12-15 10:13 am
HELENA, Montana - Montana legislators instituted a new state law that reflects a national GOP initiative to boost private education options.
- Animals put 2 newly constructed wildlife underpasses to use Updated: May-11-15 2:49 pm
LINCOLN, Montana - Mike Livergood walked underneath Montana Highway 200, protected in a 10-foot-tall, 20-foot-wide tunnel, as trucks and cars rumbled overhead doing 70 mph.
- 1 killed, 1 hurt in rollover accident in Granite County Updated: May-09-15 6:50 pm
DRUMMOND, Montana - A single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 in Granite County has claimed the life of a 20-year-old female and injured a 20-year-old man.
- New law bars police from seizing property before conviction Updated: May-08-15 7:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - State officials are cracking down on police seizures of personal belongings.
- Governor signs bill aiming to help domestic violence victims Updated: May-08-15 4:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - The governor signed legislation Friday to expand unemployment insurance benefits to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
- Tax relief bills fail to get past Montana governor Updated: May-07-15 4:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - Three Republican tax relief bills have died at the pen of Montana's Democratic governor this year.
- Governor signs bill to close Montana Developmental Center Updated: May-06-15 8:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Wednesday to close the Montana Developmental Center and move most of the 53 people with severe intellectual disabilities, mental health issues and personality disorders to community-based settings in the next two years.
- incentives to improve Montana broadband to cease this summer Updated: May-06-15 7:59 pm
HELENA, Montana - In the state with some of the slowest broadband speeds in the nation, Montana lawmakers refused this year to pick up where federal stimulus programs are leaving off in funding improvements to the state's Internet, phone and cable services.
- Montana governor signs bills to preserve Indian languages Updated: May-06-15 7:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's governor signed bills Wednesday aimed at encouraging schools to develop American Indian language immersion programs and preserving Indian languages.
- Montana unlikely to meet test participation requirement Updated: May-05-15 6:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's top education official said on Tuesday the state is unlikely to reach the required participation rate in student achievement tests this year.
- Montana governor vetoes public land task force bill Updated: May-05-15 6:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's governor vetoed a bill Monday he said would have created a task force to study the transfer or sell-off of public lands.
- Montana Supreme Court rejects Beach request for new sentence Updated: May-05-15 4:45 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a re-sentencing request from a man convicted of killing his high-school classmate in 1979 when they both were teenagers.
- New law will increase some highway speed limits to 80 mph Updated: May-05-15 4:00 pm
HELENA, Montana - Speed limits on rural interstate highways in Montana will increase to 80 mph this fall, but the cost of a speeding ticket will go up, too.