Montana DPHHS cites administrative hurdles in opting out of kids’ meal assistance program
Montana leaders say they’ve decided not to participate this year in a program that would have brought in federal money to provide food assistance for kids.
Mike Colyer appointed as Missoula’s new police chief
Missoula Mayor Jordan Hess has appointed Captain Mike Colyer to the top slot in the Missoula Police Department.
Former Montana bishop named first archbishop of Las Vegas
Roman Catholic Bishop George Thomas, a former bishop of the Helena Diocese, is being elevated to the first metropolitan archbishop of Las Vegas.
Gov. Gianforte uses line-item veto power on long-term project bill
The veto includes $2 million to the Chippewa Cree Tribe for a language immersion school and $250,000 to Missoula for a public plaza on the Riverfront Trail.
Gov. Gianforte signs new Montana marijuana regulations into law
Just over a year into Montana’s recreational marijuana program, the legal framework for the system has shifted again with new laws passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte this week.
Montana judge blocks abortion restrictions from taking effect while lawsuits continue
A district court judge in Helena has blocked a series of new state abortion restrictions from taking effect while lawsuits challenging their constitutionality move forward.
Kansas woman dies in Avalanche Creek at Glacier National Park
A Kansas woman died after falling off a rocky overhang in Glacier National Park Monday.
Rehbergs close Montana fast-food restaurants
After less than a decade of owning fast-food restaurants in Montana, Jan and Denny Rehberg of Billings has closed all of them.
New Montana law adds criminal penalty for flying drones near wildfires
When a wind-driven wildfire burned on Mount Helena last August, aerial firefighting operations were delayed for about 10 minutes because of an unauthorized drone.
Woman dies, child injured in Missoula crash on Mullan Road
The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) crash reports the two-vehicle accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. on Mullan Road near Cote Lane.