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A man kills a grizzly bear in Montana after it attacks while he is picking berries

Jul. 19, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 72-year-old man picking huckleberries in Montana shot and killed a grizzly bear after it attacked in a surprise encounter and injured him badly enough that he had to be hospitalized, authorities said Friday. The man was alone on national forest land when...

Abortion rights supporters report having enough signatures to qualify for Montana ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An initiative to ask voters if they want to protect the right to a pre-viability abortion in Montana's constitution has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, supporters said Friday. County election officials have verified 74,186 voter signatures,...

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

Jul. 19, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled early Friday morning. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country because of a global technology outage. ...

Montana attorney general didn't violate campaign finance rules, elections enforcer says

Jul. 19, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s elections enforcer said he found no evidence that the state's attorney general violated campaign finance rules by inviting another Republican to run against him so he could raise more money for his reelection campaign. Sheila Hogan, executive...

High temperatures trigger widespread fishing restrictions in Montana, Yellowstone

Jul. 19, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has implemented fishing restrictions on 13 western Montana rivers that are exceeding temperature thresholds following an underwhelming snowpack and a heat spell last week that broke records in some parts of the state. The list includes both low-flow...

Montana's Jon Tester, in close reelection fight, becomes second Democratic senator to call on Biden to drop 2024 bid

Jul. 18, 2024 20:53 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montana's Jon Tester, in close reelection fight, becomes second Democratic senator to call on Biden to drop 2024 bid.

Montana seeks to revive signature restrictions for ballot petitions, including on abortion rights

Jul. 18, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday for an emergency order to block a ruling that allowed signatures from inactive voters to count on petitions for several proposed November ballot initiatives, including one to protect abortion rights. A...

Montana’s largest nursing home prepares to close following patient safety violations

Jul. 18, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

The state’s largest nursing home plans to close its doors weeks after being terminated from the federal Medicare and Medicaid program after “ a history of serious quality issues ” and violations for deficient patient care. In a recent public notice, the Centers for Medicare and...

Glacier Bancorp: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Glacier Bancorp Inc. (GBCI) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $44.7 million. The Kalispell, Montana-based bank said it had earnings of 39 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The...

Appeals courts are still blocking Biden's efforts to expand LGBTQ+ protections under Title IX

Jul. 18, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has refused to pause a lower court order that blocks a Biden administration effort to enhance protections for LGBTQ+ students under the federal law known as Title IX. At issue is an administration rule meant to expand the...