Latest Montana News

Child care programs just lost thousands of federal dollars. Families and providers scramble to cope

Oct. 04, 2023 09:42 AM EDT

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Kaitlyn Adkins is studying law to help families in her community impacted by the opioid epidemic at the heart of West Virginia coal country. But to do that, she needs someone to help look after her three toddlers. The first-generation college graduate said...

These 8 Republicans stood apart to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker

Oct. 03, 2023 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy had support from 208 members of his conference to remain as House speaker. But it took only eight dissenters in his party to boot him from the job. A handful of Republicans joined with Democrats to make history as McCarthy became the first...

Bear attacks, injures woman in Montana west of Glacier park near Canadian border

Oct. 02, 2023 17:35 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A 73-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by a bear west of Glacier National Park and just south of the U.S. Canadian border over the weekend, Montana wildlife officials said Monday. The woman, her husband and a dog were in the Flathead...

Montana is appealing a landmark climate change ruling that favored youth plaintiffs

Oct. 02, 2023 13:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The office of Montana’s Republican attorney general is appealing a landmark climate change ruling that said state agencies aren't doing enough to protect 16 young plaintiffs from harm caused by global warming. The state filed notice on Friday that it is going...

McDowell runs and throws for TDs, leads Montana past Idaho State 28-20

Sep. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Clifton McDowell threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Montana scored on a gadget play to hold off Idaho State 28-20 on Saturday. The Grizzlies (4-1, 1-1 Big Sky Conference) never trailed. After Eli Gillman's 3-yard run with 7:37 to play capped the...

Montana man pleads not guilty to threatening to kill President Joe Biden, US Senator Jon Tester

Sep. 27, 2023 18:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he threatened to kill President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, both Democrats, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana said. Anthony James Cross of Billings entered his plea on...

Montana judge temporarily blocks enforcement of law to ban gender-affirming medical care for minors

Sep. 27, 2023 14:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana law banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors is temporarily blocked, a state judge ruled Wednesday, just four days before it was to take effect. Legislative debate over Montana’s bill drew national attention this spring after...

A state judge has temporarily blocked a Montana law banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth

Sep. 27, 2023 12:19 PM EDT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state judge has temporarily blocked a Montana law banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth.

Capitol rioter who trained for a 'firefight' with paintball gets over four years in prison

Sep. 26, 2023 21:21 PM EDT

A California man whom prosecutors say was fixated on arresting Democratic leaders and training for combat with paintball fights after the 2020 presidential election was sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. Edward Badalian...

Chambers accounts for 4 TDs as Montana State opens Big Sky play with 40-0 rout of Weber State

Sep. 23, 2023 23:32 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Sean Chambers threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as Montana State routed Weber State 40-0 in a Big Sky Conference opener on Saturday night. Chambers threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Treyton Pickering and ran for scores from 10 and 29...