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Montana man rescues tired fawn from bed of sewer sludge

Jun. 14, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — A north-central Montana man rescued a tired fawn from a bed of drying sewer sludge while others helped reunite the baby deer with its mother nearby. Joe Bauer said Wednesday's rescue was a rewarding experience, but his co-workers "didn't want him anywhere near them" until he...

New Yellowstone boss named following predecessor's ouster

Jun. 13, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the Trump administration following a dispute over bison. Cameron "Cam" Sholly will replace Dan Wenk, who has...

Montana tells contractors to report 'dark money' spending

Jun. 8, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a first-of-its-kind executive order Friday to require many state government contractors to report their political contributions, even those to so-called "dark money" groups that don't have to disclose donors under federal law. Bullock said the measure...

As trade fears grow, US states reach out to companies

Jun. 8, 2018 5:03 AM EDT

HACHIOJI, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade relations with Tokyo are testy, but Idaho gave Takashi Suzuki a warm welcome. Suzuki, president of Sakae Casting Co. , which manufactures aluminum parts used for cooling batteries and semiconductors, first went to Silicon Valley looking for...

Yellowstone boss says Trump administration forcing him out

Jun. 7, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers...

GOP lifts up Montana Senate candidate trying to oust Tester

Jun. 6, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — He might not have been their first choice, but Republicans are all in on Montana's Matt Rosendale as they look to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, the incumbent who has drawn President Donald Trump's ire. State party leaders, national Republicans and conservative donors began...

The Latest: Recall denies Democrats California supermajority

Jun. 6, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 3:35 a.m. California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate. Democrats temporarily lost their supermajority...

Rosendale wins Montana GOP Senate primary, to face Tester

Jun. 6, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana State Auditor Matthew Rosendale won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday in the race to challenge Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in November. Rosendale, who has support from deep-pocketed Republican donors who want to deny Tester a third term, defeated three...

Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, will face Democratic incumbent Jon Tester

Jun. 6, 2018 1:33 AM EDT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, will face Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.

Big Sky bans athletes with convictions for violent crimes

Jun. 5, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools. Commissioner Andrea Williams says the rule sets the expectations the conference has for its...