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Melissa Etheridge arrested in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office logged a high-profile arrest. Singer Melissa Etheridge was charged with possession of a controlled substance after her tour bus was searched while attempting to enter the United States from Canada at the Port of Entry. Burke County authorities said they were conducting K9 searches at the Port of Entry when Read More…

Woods to seek Montana’s congressional seat

State Rep. Tom Woods said Thursday he will challenge GOP Congressman Greg Gianforte for Montana’s at-large congressional seat in the House of Representatives. “Montanans deserve a government that is by people and for people,” the Bozeman Democrat said. “That principle is what this country was founded on. The principle of putting people first is what Read More…

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Melissa Etheridge arrested in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office logged a high-profile arrest. Singer Melissa Etheridge was charged with possession of a controlled substance after her tour bus was searched while attempting to enter the United States from Canada at the Port of Entry. Burke County authorities said they were conducting K9 searches at the Port of Entry when Read More…

Woods to seek Montana’s congressional seat

State Rep. Tom Woods said Thursday he will challenge GOP Congressman Greg Gianforte for Montana’s at-large congressional seat in the House of Representatives. “Montanans deserve a government that is by people and for people,” the Bozeman Democrat said. “That principle is what this country was founded on. The principle of putting people first is what Read More…

Boelter Joins Special Investment Bank Program

Kathy Boelter, Billings, founder and President of Arrow Solutions Group, was recently accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a very coveted award for small business owners who demonstrate dynamic leadership in business. The program, a co-investment between Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies, focuses on job creation and economic development. It offers participants Read More…

Republican Fagg announces Senate run

Fourth-generation Montanan and 22-year District Judge Russ Fagg made a stop in Kalispell Monday to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. A small crowd gathered for Fagg’s announcement in front of the Flathead County Courthouse on the crisp, clear morning. “It’s just about a perfect day in the Flathead Valley, and it’s an honor Read More…

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas. The justices increasingly have been called upon to settle legal battles between law enforcement and technology companies, and to interpret laws written before the technology revolution that Read More…

The Antidote to Steve Bannon

One irony of Washington these days is that a press corps that claims to loathe right-wing political operative Steve Bannon can’t get enough of him. The media broadcast his every utterance, cheering on his declaration of “civil war” against Republicans in Congress. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) captured that reality on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Read More…

Judge’s ruling deals blow to Menendez

Here are the highlights from Monday’s proceedings in the federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. Menendez, a Democrat and New Jersey’s senior senator, is charged with doing official favors for his friend and co-defendant, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, in exchange for expensive hotel stays, private jet flights and hundreds of thousands of Read More…

Budget Breakdown

The last special legislative session in Montana was held a decade ago, when Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, announced the “call” summoning lawmakers back to Helena in order to fund government and transfer money to pay for wildland firefighting. Today, Schweitzer’s Democratic successor, Gov. Steve Bullock, is in an even direr situation following an expensive Read More…

Colin Kaepernick files grievance, says NFL owners ‘punished’ him for protesting

Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the National Football League in which he claims team owners colluded to keep him from being signed. The grievance was filed on Sunday under the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to a statement from Mark Geragos, Kaepernick’s attorney. Geragos is also a CNN contributor. The statement said the Read More…

Montana Non-Profits Can Now Sell Raffle Tickets Online

As of this month, Montana non-profits will have an easier time using gambling to raise money. “Effective October 1, non-profits that have registered with our department can sell raffle tickets online,” said Angela Nunn from the Montana Gambling Control Division. “The second piece of that is that they can also sell raffle tickets outside of Read More…

Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’

The Russians who worked for a notorious St. Petersburg “troll factory” that was part of Vladimir Putin’s campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election were required to watch the “House of Cards” television series to help them craft messages to “set up the Americans against their own government,” according to an interview broadcast Sunday (in Russian) with a former member of the troll factory’s Read More…

Twitter shuts down Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaign announcement video

I’m a hardcore, card carrying Tennessee conservative, and I’m running for the US Senate. Watch to find out why #TNSen → pic.twitter.com/ieaRjFrVYO — Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) October 5, 2017 Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal Read More…

Granite County Commissioner Investigated For Using County Equipment on Personal Property

Granite County Commissioner Scott Adler is being investigated after locals complained that he used county resources on his personal property in early September. During a commissioner meeting recorded by QSPNLIVE last Tuesday, Adler admitted when questioned by resident Susie Browning, that this wasn’t the first time. Browning: “What equipment was used?” Adler: “A tractor, a Read More…

Wyoming K-12 standards reviewed to add Native American education

CHEYENNE – Native Americans in Wyoming soon will receive more recognition in statewide K-12 education. During the 2017 session, the Legislature passed Enrolled Act 119, which requires the Wyoming Department of Education and State Board of Education to update the state’s social studies standards to include Native American history, cultural heritage and contemporary contributions. READ Read More…

McKim resigns from Wyoming legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) – Representative Robert McKim of Afton has resigned from the Wyoming Legislature because of health reasons. McKim was chairman of the House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee. He served about eight years in the House. House Speaker Steve Harshman announced Wednesday that Rep. Hans Hunt of Newcastle will Read More…

Erik Prince, Blackwater Founder, Weighs Primary Challenge to Wyoming Republican

WASHINGTON — Erik Prince, the founder of the security contractor Blackwater, is seriously considering a Republican primary challenge for a Senate seat in Wyoming, potentially adding a high-profile contender to a fledgling drive to oust establishment lawmakers with insurgents in the mold of President Trump. Mr. Prince appears increasingly likely to challenge John Barrasso, a Read More…

New Multi-Species Slaughter Facility Proposed In Montana

A Canadian livestock production and animal nutrition corporation is seeking to build Montana’s largest slaughterhouse and meat processing facility near Great Falls. According to the Great Falls Tribune, Friesen Foods has filed a Special Use Permit (SUP) with the Cascade County Planning Division for the proposed “Madison Food Park” complex, which could employ 3,000 people. Read More…

Lawmakers mixed about Montana special legislative session prospects

Great Falls-area lawmakers offered a mixed bag of comments Friday on the prospect of a special session being called by the governor and on dealing with Montana’s budget crisis….Great Falls-area lawmakers offered a mixed bag of comments Friday on the prospect of a special session being called by the governor and on dealing with Montana’s budget crisis. “I’m not Read More…