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Montana Democratic delegates meet in Helena for convention

Jul. 12, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democratic Party delegates are meeting in Helena to examine their party's rules and elect officers. The party's biannual rules and officers' convention is Friday and Saturday, and features keynote speaker Heidi Heitkamp, a former U.S. senator from North Dakota, and Montana Sen....

More than 250 Montana veterans were overbilled on home loans

Jul. 3, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An investigation showed that more than 250 Montana veterans were among the tens of thousands of people overcharged through the home loan program managed by Veterans Affairs. The Billings Gazette reported Tuesday that an investigation by the VA's office of inspector general found...

Montana veterans home groundbreaking held after long effort

Jul. 2, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A groundbreaking has been held for a veterans home that was proposed 26 years ago. The Montana Standard reports the ceremony Tuesday opened work on the planned Southwest Montana Veterans Home in Butte. Officials say the $20 million home for 60 veterans could be completed by the fall of...

Language recognizing Montana tribe added to US defense bill

Jun. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana tribe is a step closer to getting federal recognition after language was added into a U.S. defense spending bill that lawmakers say is must-pass legislation. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that recognition of the Little Shell Band of Chippewa Cree Indians was...

Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale announces US House run

Jun. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republicans' 2020 election lineup shuffled again Monday after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte decided to run for governor instead of re-election, with State Auditor Matt Rosendale jumping into the now-open House race seven months after failing to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester....

Stapleton leaves governor's race to campaign for US House

Jun. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said Saturday he's leaving the crowded gubernatorial race to become the first Republican to run for the state's newly open U.S. House seat. Stapleton's change of course comes a day after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for...

Gianforte's entry shakes up Montana GOP governor's primary

Jun. 14, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for Montana governor on Friday, immediately shaking up the contest for the Republican nomination by prompting an attack from one prominent opponent and speculation that others may now change their election plans. It's the 58-year-old...

Pence addresses Montana meth problem, headlines fundraiser

Jun. 12, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence pushed a combination of tough law enforcement and treatment for addicts to combat Montana's methamphetamine crisis, during a Wednesday visit to the state that was also aimed at raising campaign cash for fellow Republican Sen. Steve Daines. The vice president...

Vice president to travel to Montana, Yellowstone next week

Jun. 7, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to travel to Montana and Yellowstone National Park next week. Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, who is up for election next year, says Pence will join him in Billings on Wednesday to talk about efforts to fight the state's methamphetamine...

Montana delegation protests Job Corps center closure

May. 27, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's congressional delegation is protesting the planned closure of an Anaconda Job Corps center by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Montana Standard reports that the Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center will close in August. The center opened in 1966 and provides...