‘It’s a dumpster fire’: Employees speak out about poor conditions at the Montana State Prison
Conditions at the Montana State Prison have long been deteriorating but have reached a boiling point in recent months, with employees asserting that treatment by management has created unsafe conditions for inmates and staff alike.
Former Oath Keeper says conversation at Montana grocery store was the ‘last straw’
The Oath Keepers are one of the most prominent anti-government groups in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Experts warn of uptick in Montana wildfires in coming months
A cooler than normal winter that delayed snowmelt combined with heavy precipitation this spring has temporarily decreased the drought severity and wildfire conditions in Montana — but experts say with warming temperatures, that temporary relief will fade.
Legislative committee votes down motion to access funds in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
An interim legislative committee rejected a proposal on Monday to appoint one Democrat and one Republican to draft a bill outlining how the state could access newly announced federal funds allocated to address gun violence and mental health in schools.
Gov. Greg Gianforte asks Biden for major disaster declaration
An estimated $29 million will be required to fix the damage to transportation infrastructure caused by historic flooding in south-central Montana over the last four days, according to a letter from the Governor’s Office.
Historic flood shuts down north part of Yellowstone for rest of season
The hardest-hit area was between Gardner and Cooke City, two gateway towns that rely heavily on the summer tourist months, and the road that connects the two towns will not be reopened this summer.
Western Congressional primary: Tranel wins easily, race too close to call for Republicans
Missoula attorney Monica Tranel will represent Democrats in the general election for Montana’s U.S. House race in the western district.
Chief Deputy of the Montana Attorney General’s Office leaving office
Last week, she told Lee Newspapers that she had “not fully” departed from the office, but the process is underway, and a spokesperson for Knudsen told the newspaper she was leaving to “attend to personal and family matters.”
Transgender advocates respond to new Montana rule on birth certificate changes
Advocates for people who are transgender are pushing back against the state of Montana’s continued effort to prevent transgender Montanans from updating the gender designation on their birth certificates.
F Unit at Montana State Prison remains closed with no immediate plans to reopen
Following a meeting between Gov. Greg Gianforte, lawmakers and the state department of corrections leaders, an entire unit at the Montana State Prison remains closed with no immediate reopening plans.