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Montana election officials increasing security for primary

Jun. 06, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Frustrated county election administrators in Montana are increasing security for Tuesday's primary election while the state’s commissioner of political practices says misinformation about election security is eroding people’s faith in democracy. Experienced...

Firefighters rescue 'Cinder' the elk calf from fire's ashes

May. 25, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage across the American West. Missoula, Montana-based firefighter Nate Sink said...

Artificial intelligence tapped to fight Western wildfires

May. 07, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — With wildfires becoming bigger and more destructive as the West dries out and heats up, agencies and officials tasked with preventing and battling the blazes could soon have a new tool to add to their arsenal of prescribed burns, pick axes, chain saws and aircraft. ...

Missoula deputy cleared in killing of man with machete

Apr. 29, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana's sheriff's deputy was justified in killing a man who was running away from officers after refusing orders to drop a machete, a jury assigned to review the case found. Johnny Lee Perry II, who was Black, died Aug. 29 after being shot in the back in...