Groups file suit to stop more grazing, save grizzlies north of Yellowstone National Park
Nine different conservation organizations have filed a lawsuit against the United States Forest Service for increasing grazing allotments just north of Yellowstone National Park that they say will likely lead to more human-grizzly bear conflicts and stunt recovery of the threatened species.
With more than $1 million raised, Montana begins efforts to save territorial capitol
Built in 1864, Stonewall Hall served as the territorial capitol from 1865 to 1875. And it’s now the top priority of the Montana Heritage Commission and the Montana History Foundation in the race to stabilize and save the most important structure from the territorial era.
Charter’s last stand? Ranchers, Signal Peak may prove that coal and cows can’t coexist
The battle between Charter and the various coal companies that have cycled through what is the Bull Mountain Mine in Roundup began more than a century ago.
Montana Jewish Project successfully purchases former Helena synagogue
Helena can now remove its name from a list of four state capitals that don’t have a synagogue or Jewish Community Center.
Montana Dems: New laws working together to prevent youth vote
Data analyst Jacob Hopkins of the Montana Democrat Party has crunched the numbers, and he told a Yellowstone County District Court on Friday that a trio of new laws will likely work in concert to effectively stifle the younger voters across the state.
Montana’s largest medical corridor to get new hospital in downtown Billings
St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, which was part of SCL Health, will be constructing a new hospital to replace the current one in the downtown medical corridor of Montana’s largest city.
New laws create confusion, treat voters differently witnesses testify
When the Montana Legislature eliminated Election Day voting in 2021, most assumed it would stop folks from registering and voting on the same day. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Tribal leader: Without Election Day voting, ballot collection, Native Americans don’t have a voice
Blackfeet Tribal attorney Dawn Gray described the relationship between the tribe and election officials in Glacier County as “hostile” and filled with retaliation.
Voting laws trial begins by zeroing in on how new regs affect Native Americans
Much of Monday’s testimony focused on election security and fraud in Montana, with both sides offering a different perspective on the issue.
Montana Supreme Court upholds injunction on three abortion laws
The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a Yellowstone County District Court judge’s decision to issue temporary injunctions against three laws passed by the 2021 Legislature that curtailed a woman’s right to an abortion in Montana.