Federal report says seatbelts lessened injuries in bus crash

Transportation safety officials say the use of seatbelts in a school bus that was involved in a 2017 rollover crash in Helena probably prevented more serious in
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The Latest: Skier killed in Montana avalanche identified

Montana officials say a Bozeman man who died in an avalanche was a passionate skier who had recently been accepted into school for physical therapy
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Montana lawmakers compromise on child sex assault measure

Montana lawmakers are proposing a bipartisan bill that would end the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes committed against children and extend the
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Snow expected for large part of Montana

Winter storm warnings and advisories have been posted for a large part of Montana
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Man sentenced to 10 years for watching child porn on bus

The first-ever child pornography suspect on the FBI's Most Wanted list has pleaded guilty to a child porn charge in Montana
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APNewsBreak: Report says Montana lawmaker harassed colleague

An outside investigation found that a Montana legislator sent a female lawmaker harassing text messages
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The Latest: Democrats 'shocked and disappointed' over report

A spokeswoman for Montana's House Democrats says the party's legislative leaders are "shocked and disappointed" to learn that a member of their caucus harassed
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Lawmakers endorse rules for how to pay for infrastructure

A legislative committee endorsed a bill to set rules for determining how much money the state can afford to spend on building construction and maintenance
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Montana House passes bills to restrict local gun control

The Montana House has passed two bills seeking to prohibit local governments from passing stricter gun ordinances
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Montana House endorses bills to restrict local gun control

The Montana House has endorsed two bills seeking to prohibit local governments from passing stricter gun ordinances
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Montana deputy attorney general announces run for open seat

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's chief deputy has announced plans to run for Fox's seat in next year's election
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50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

U.S. public records show that millions of gallons of water containing arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from contaminated mining sites into lakes and st
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GOP committee pressures lawmaker over trainer abuse case

The head of the Cascade County Republicans is pressuring a legislator from Great Falls to resign over his previous role as Custer County District High School's
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Montana lawmaker apologizes over remarks to Native Americans

A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture
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Montana lawmakers hear juvenile sentencing, parole bill

Montana lawmakers hear testimony on a bill to align state law with US Supreme Court rulings on youth sentencing
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City mulls $5M penalty over paid power plant 'supporters'

A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support for a new gas-fired power plant will result in the project b
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Lawmakers hear bills to change child protection system

Montana lawmakers heard several bills seeking to make changes to the state's child protection system, from reducing turnover of caseworkers to setting higher st
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Women detained by border agent after speaking Spanish sue

Two Montana women questioned by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish are suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection over claims that the agent
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Montana hospitals agree to help fund Medicaid expansion

Hospitals in Montana have agreed to pay a fee of nearly 1 percent of their outpatient revenue to help fund Medicaid expansion as the state's share of the cost o
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Lawmaker proposes reducing taxes on Social Security benefits

A Montana lawmaker is proposing a bill to help retirees on fixed incomes better absorb increasing medical and property tax costs
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Montana measure aims to clarify ownership rights of fossils

Montana lawmakers are considering legislation to clarify that fossils are part of a property's surface rights, not its mineral rights
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Snow in San Francisco? Mild cities don't escape winter storm

San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities are getting dusted with unusual snow as a winter weather sweeps through the American West
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Montana House passes bill requiring 2/3 vote for tax hikes

The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature in order to enact a tax increase
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Governor's budget proposes nearly $20M for public preschool

Gov. Steve Bullock's proposed budget includes nearly $20 million for voluntary public preschool
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