Judges, county debate whether Ravalli County violates inmates’ constitutional rights
In the lawsuit, the district court judges also are being sued for their role in a system the plaintiffs allege deprives Ravalli County inmates of constitutional protections.
Kalispell library gets bullet-riddled books in donation bin, three staff resign
Three library advisors have resigned from the Kalispell library after workers found books shot with what police believe was a .22 caliber rifle in a book donation bin, the library director said this week.
Three faculty with Native American expertise depart UM for larger schools
Three high-profile faculty whose work include a focus on Native American fields have left the University of Montana for larger research institutions.
Inspector General: Zinke misled federal investigators
Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke purposefully misled the department’s Inspector General’s Office about his interactions with corporate casino representatives in a federal probe of his decision in a tribal casino deal in Connecticut.
PSC hears pushback on new rules, but NorthWestern gives them the nod
At the Montana Public Service Commission meeting, opponents said it’s no surprise given the lobbying strength of the proponents, and if the revisions take effect, they will cost consumers more money and put them at greater risk.
Deaths in Glacier National Park this year tie for record
This year in Glacier National Park is tied with three other years for the most recorded fatalities counting natural causes, according to a park spokesperson.
NorthWestern Energy: CEO Bob Rowe to retire, COO named as successor
NorthWestern Energy announced Thursday that Bob Rowe will retire as chief executive officer and a member of NorthWestern Energy’s board of directors at the end of 2022.
Missoula library wins international award, first in U.S. to earn recognition
The Missoula Public Library won an international design award as “a library built for the future,” and it’s the first library in North American to bring home the honor, according to a news release Tuesday from Missoula County.
Governor’s Office: Record number of Montanans at work
The number of employed Montanans hit an all time high in June, as did the labor force, the Governor’s Office announced Friday, citing the state Department of Labor and Industry and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Recounts confirm Bukacek as winner of PSC primary on GOP ticket
Ann Bukacek is still the Republican winner in the Montana Public Service Commission District No. 5 primary, according to recounts in three of four counties.