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Democratic govs raise concern about GOP health care plan

HELENA — Two Democratic governors are saying that the Senate health care proposal would devastate their conservative-leaning states. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock joined Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday for a call with reporters outlining their concerns about Republican efforts in Washington to dismantle the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Bullock said GOP proposals Read More…

Native students are disciplined more than white students in Wolf Point schools, complaint says

BILLINGS — The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board has filed a complaint with federal agencies, alleging discrimination against Native American students in the Wolf Point School District. The complaint, which is backed by the ACLU of Montana, alleges that Native students have been disproportionately disciplined in comparison to white students and are denied various academic Read More…

Bison 'butts' visitor taking photos in Yellowstone; woman flown to Idaho hospital

BILLINGS — Two Yellowstone National Park visitors were injured after bison “butted” them at Mud Volcano, just north of Lake Village, park officials said. Utah residents Theodore Schrader, 74, and Patsy Holmes, 72, were taking photographs on a boardwalk when a bison approached them. The animal “butted” Holmes, who fell into Schrader. Park rangers helped Read More…

'We heard one of them yelling about having a gun': Audio released of Cascade County Sheriff 911 call

HELENA — The Helena Police Department has released audio of the 911 call that led to the arrest and charge of partner or family member assault against Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards. Your browser does not support the audio element. Edwards was arrested in Helena earlier this month while attending the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Read More…

Tester advocates for Butte in EPA hearing on Capitol Hill

BUTTE — Democrat Senator Jon Tester got assurances Tuesday from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt that he will enforce Superfund regulations despite seeking to slash $326 million from cleanup sites, including Butte, during a Senate hearing in Washington. Pruitt’s hearing before the 15-member Senate subcommittee on appropriations for the environment and other agencies provided an Read More…

Upper Missouri Breaks will keep its national monument status, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says

WHITEFISH — Cutting off public campaigns by proponents and opponents, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday he plans to recommend the Upper Missouri Breaks retain its status as a national monument, effectively taking it off the list of monuments nationwide that could lose their status. “My likely recommendation will be to leave the Missouri Read More…