Lawmakers, conservationists ask Congress to reauthorize fund

Montana lawmakers and conservation groups say time is running out for Congress to reauthorize a program that uses offshore drilling royalties to pay for land conservation and outdoor recreational projects across the nation
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Police in Arkansas say 2 bodies found in car in river

Authorities in eastern Arkansas are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were pulled from a car in the Mississippi River as a possible murder-suicide
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Recently hired Helena teacher with assault record resigns

Helena Public Schools officials say they will review hiring policies following the resignation of a recently hired teacher, who was previously sentenced for misdemeanor assault against a student in Missoula
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Arizona man's body found in southwestern Montana

Authorities in south-central Montana have released the name of an Arizona man whose body was found by hikers near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area north of Helena
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Montana Editorial Roundup

A roundup of newspaper editorials from around Montana
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Ballot selfies at polling places are legal in Montana

Montana's commissioner of political practices says it's legal under state law for voters to take 'ballot selfies' in polling places on Election Day
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Montana officials meet with providers on restoring funding

Gov. Steve Bullock's budget director and health director are meeting with health and human service providers as they decide where to restore millions of dollars in funding that had been cut to fill a budget shortfall
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Helena school officials adjust to higher construction costs

Helena school officials have added more contingency funding to finish building three new elementary schools, citing higher costs from a saturated subcontractor market and tariffs on steel
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Disability rights advocates sue Montana over Medicaid cuts

Montana disability rights advocates have filed a lawsuit against the state health department seeking to overturn cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates
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Funeral set for former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen

A funeral mass is planned Wednesday for retired Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who served as the bishop of Helena from 1962 to 1975 and as archbishop of Seattle from 1975 to 1991
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Helena schools reviewing hire of teacher with assault record

Helena Public Schools officials are reviewing a decision to hire a former Missoula teacher after finding out that he previously was sentenced for misdemeanor assault against a student
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Health providers say restored cuts good, but damage done

Montana health care providers that eliminated staff and services amid state budget cuts are cheering Gov. Steve Bullock's announcement that funding will be partially restored, but they say that long-term damage has been done.
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Montana providers say damage is done after budget cuts

Montana health care providers that eliminated staff and services amid state budget cuts are cheering Gov. Steve Bullock's announcement that funding will be partially restored, but they say that long-term damage has been done.
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Helena man pleads guilty to killing his parents

A Helena man has pleaded guilty to killing his parents at their home north of Helena in March
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Montana gets $27M in tobacco settlement funds in agreement

Montana and a group of tobacco companies have reached an agreement that will pay the state its full share of $27.5 million in tobacco settlement payments from 2004
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Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen dies at 96

Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Huntausen has died at 96
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Murder-suicide suspected in deaths inside Helena home

Investigators believe a man shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself inside a Helena home
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The Latest: Man, woman found dead in Helena house were shot

Investigators say a man and a woman who were found dead inside a Helena home were apparently shot
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Lawsuit: Arkansas city noncompliant with disabilities law

A woman who uses a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy is accusing an eastern Arkansas city of not complying with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act
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Bodies of man, woman found in Helena house

Authorities in Montana say they are investigating two bodies found inside a Helena house
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Judge orders Montana Green Party removed from ballot

A judge says the Montana Green Party should be removed from the ballot this fall because it didn't submit enough valid signatures to qualify
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Bishop criticizes priests who attended Trump rally as VIPs

A Roman Catholic bishop says four Montana priests who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Great Falls as VIPs last week should not have been wearing their clerical garb
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