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Montana man faces $9.9M fine for racist, harassing robocalls

Jan. 27, 2021 5:48 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is facing a $9.9 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission after he sent racist, anti-Semitic and harassing robocalls to tens of thousands of phones across eight states. Scott D. Rhodes' calls in 2018 targeted Black and Jewish politicians, a journalist,...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte speaks to members of the press in the Governor's Reception Room of the Montana State Capitol in Helena, Mont. Montana House lawmakers voted Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, to advance four bills that would restrict abortion access in the state, hoping to capitalize on the election of a Republican governor after 16 years of pro-abortion access Democratic governors in the state. Gianforte has promised to

Republican-controlled states advance bills to limit abortion

Jan. 26, 2021 5:31 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Four new proposed abortion restrictions passed the state House Tuesday in Montana, one of several states where GOP gains are lending more momentum to prohibitions on the procedure. The bills come as President Joe Biden looks to change course nationally on the issue, though the Supreme...

Italy's Sofia Goggia celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.(AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

Goggia wins 4th straight World Cup downhill to match Vonn

Jan. 23, 2021 5:19 PM EST

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Sofia Goggia is dominating the World Cup downhill season like no woman since ski great Lindsey Vonn. Goggia won her fourth straight downhill on Saturday to tie a World Cup streak by Vonn in 2018. They are the only women to achieve the feat in the last 25...

Esposito leads Sacramento St. past Montana 89-83 in 2OT

Jan. 23, 2021 5:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Esposito tied his career high scoring 26 points and Sacramento State beat Montana 89-83 in double overtime on Saturday. Esposito sank 12 of 14 foul shots and grabbed nine rebounds. Bryce Fowler added 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Hornets. Zach Chappell...

Adamu scores 21 to carry Montana St. over N. Arizona 58-53

Jan. 23, 2021 4:45 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Amin Adamu had 21 points as Montana State won its seventh straight game, edging Northern Arizona 58-53 on Saturday. Xavier Bishop had 10 points and six assists for Montana State (9-3, 6-0 Big Sky Conference), it's best start in league play in 34 years. Abdul Mohamed added seven...

Owens scores 22 to lead Montana over Sacramento St. 78-66

Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Owens scored a career-high 22 points and Montana beat Sacramento State 78-66 on Thursday, pouring in the most points the Hornets have allowed all season. Robby Beasley III added 17 points for Montana (7-7, 3-4 Big Sky Conference). Brandon Whitney added 14 points. Mack...

Belo scores 14 to lead Montana St. over N. Arizona 62-51

Jan. 21, 2021 10:32 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jubrile Belo registered 14 points and seven rebounds as Montana State topped Northern Arizona 62-51 on Thursday night. Xavier Bishop had 12 points for Montana State (8-3, 5-0 Big Sky Conference) and Amin Adamu added nine points and eight rebounds. The Bobcats have won six in a row...

FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. In the closing months of the Trump administration, energy companies stockpiled enough drilling permits for western public lands to keep pumping oil for years. That stands to undercut President-elect Joe Biden's plans to block new drilling on public lands to address climate change. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

Jan. 21, 2021 7:51 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday a 60-day suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters, as officials moved quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment. The suspension, part of a broad review of...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, is University of Montana cross country runner Juniper Eastwood, center, warming up with her teammates at Campbell Park in Missoula, Mont. Transgender kids would be banned from playing on school sports teams for the gender with which they identify under a GOP-backed bill that advanced Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Montana. The proposed ban is personal for people like Eastwood, a transgender woman and former member of the University of Montana's track and field and cross-country running teams. She said the legislation

Transgender youth bills in US states reflect deep divisions

Jan. 21, 2021 6:27 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Transgender kids would be banned from playing on school sports teams for the gender with which they identify under a GOP-backed bill that advanced Thursday in Montana, one of more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health...

Bishop leads Montana St. past Portland St. 69-64

Jan. 16, 2021 5:12 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Xavier Bishop had 22 points as Montana State edged past Portland State 69-64 on Saturday. Amin Adamu had 12 points for Montana State (7-3, 4-0 Big Sky Conference), which won its fifth straight game. Jubrile Belo added 10 points and 10 rebounds. James Scott had 15 points, six rebounds...