Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who urged him to resign

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is accusing a congressman of drunkenness and misusing taxpayer money after the Arizona Democrat called on him to resign
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Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who calls on him to resign

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is accusing a congressman of drunkenness and misusing taxpayer money after the Arizona Democrat called on him to resign
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Judge allows preliminary work on Keystone XL oil pipeline

A Montana judge says a Canadian company may continue preliminary work on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline while his order blocking construction is in effec
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NorthWestern Energy customers to see credit after tax cuts

NorthWestern Energy customers should soon be seeing a credit on their bills due to the utility's savings under the federal tax cut enacted last December
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Record $26M spent on defeated tobacco tax measure in Montana

The $26.1 million campaign to decide whether to raise Montana's tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion program was the state's most expensive b
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Keystone XL pipeline builder asks judge to allow some work

The company that wants to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline is asking a Montana judge to change his order blocking construction to allow pre-construction work
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Firearms safety instructor charged with negligent homicide

A Helena man is charged with negligent homicide in the death of his hunting partner on Oct. 21
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Pipeline builder asks judge to allow pre-construction work

The company that wants to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline is asking a Montana judge to change his order blocking construction to allow pre-construction work
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Madison Bishop Morlino dies at 71 from apparent heart attack

The Diocese of Madison says Bishop Robert C. Morlino has died at age 71
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Back to the polls: Early voting starts in Louisiana's runoff

Early voting opens Saturday in Louisiana's December runoff election, with a contested seat to be the state's election chief at the top of the ballot
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State Senate president to sponsor bill to raise lawmaker pay

Montana's Senate president says state lawmakers should pass a long-overdue measure to raise future legislators' pay and not worry about the potential fallout fr
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Montana Senate president to sponsor legislative pay measure

Montana's Senate president says state lawmakers should take up a long-overdue bill to raise future legislators' pay and not worry about the potential fallout fr
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Colorado Springs baseball team named Rocky Mountain Vibes

The minor league baseball team that moved from Helena, Montana to Colorado Springs has a new name - the Rocky Mountain Vibes
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Supreme Court rejects Montana man's rape conviction petition

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the petition of a Montana man to review his conviction for the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Indian
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Montana lawmakers plan for modest state revenue growth

A Montana legislative panel has adopted a revenue estimate that shows modest growth in tax collections through 2021 that lawmakers will use to write the next tw
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Innocence commission advances murder case to judicial review

A man serving a life sentence for killing a North Carolina college student will get the chance to ask a judicial panel to free him after a special state commiss
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Montana judge rejects challenge to Blackfeet Water Compact

A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge to a water-rights compact between the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, the state of Montana and the U.S. government
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Montana officials forecast increasing revenue through 2021

Montana officials are forecasting that state tax collections will increase each year through 2021
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AP Exclusive: State, county officials differ on voting needs

Machine breakdowns, delays during midterms highlight voting equipment needs in Montana counties
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Montana governor names new director of Environmental Quality

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has named Shaun McGrath as the new director of the Department of Environmental Quality
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Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

A fight over who owns the fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to have died while locked in battle hinges on the legal definition of "mineral"
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Spirit Awards heap noms on 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed'

The 34th Film Independent Spirt Awards have showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale 'Eighth Grade,' Lynne Ramsay's thriller 'You Were Never Real
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Judges: Dinosaur fossils subject to mineral rights laws

The fight over who owns the 66-million-year-old fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to be locked in battle may turn on how a "mineral" is defined
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State, county election officials differ on voter system need

Montana election officials are planning to use the bulk of a $3 million federal grant on a new statewide voter registration system
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