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By admin On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Montana unemployment rate remains at 3.8 percent

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in March. Over the first three months of the year, Montana added nearly 4,800 jobs. The state Department of Labor and Industry reports the More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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A glance at proposed campaign contribution limits in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A bill under consideration in the Montana House would raise the campaign contribution limits that individuals, political committees and political parties can give to state candidates. A glance More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Political practices commissioner’s confirmation fast-tracked

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Legislature is fast-tracking a former Democratic lawmaker's confirmation as the state's new political practices commissioner. Jeff Mangan coasted through a brief confirmation hearing More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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US Supreme Court asked to intervene in special election

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in Montana's special congressional election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. Thomas Breck, Doug Campbell and Steve More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Black bear cubs rescued after mom killed by truck

HELENA, Mont. — Game wardens have rescued two black bear cubs orphaned after their mother was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a road through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Fish, Wildlife and Parks More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Report: Wildfires hurt western Montana air quality

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana is called Big Sky Country due to its wide open spaces and clear sky, but there are times when wildfires, geography and weather patterns combine to make the air in the western part of More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Montana House rejects bill to raise campaign contributions

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A bill to raise campaign contribution limits for state candidates and allow decisions on campaign finance violations to go to mediation has failed on a tie vote in the Montana House. The House More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Senate endorses utility cost-sharing plan in surprise vote

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill that would require NorthWestern Energy to absorb some of the financial burden that results from unexpected outages instead of passing all of those costs More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Appeals court won’t add candidates to Montana ballot

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An appeals court has denied a request by three minor party and independent candidates to put them on the ballot for Montana's May 25 special congressional election. The three-judge panel of More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Montana lawmakers push bills on health costs, transparency

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Congress may not know what to do about former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, but Montana lawmakers are pushing through legislation they believe will bring down health care costs More...