A simple change in Montana law would prevent hundreds of serious injuries and save taxpayers millions of dollars a year. Yet proposals for enforcing the state’s seat belt law like any other law have failed in nine consecutive legislatures.
NorthWestern Energy and PPL Montana, LLC announced the sale of PPL's hydropower generation capacity within Montana on Sept. 26. The electric power ratepayers in the NorthWestern Energy system become the winners in the long-range power supply matrix when the final purchase approvals are passe…
Ninety-nine years after Lady Goo Goo won the first horse race at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, commissioners cut the cord with the sport Wednesday.
Looking east from Montana toward Washington, D.C., the view can be grim at times. Congress and the president are too often bogged down in rancorous bickering while solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges take a back seat to politics. But when it comes to protecting public safety, …
Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.
Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:
HELENA — Under a new law, out-of-state sex offenders living in Montana will be required to submit a DNA sample to be included in a state-wide sex offender DNA database.
HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox and others backed a bill Monday to close a loophole preventing law enforcement officials from obtaining DNA samples from sexual and violent offenders who move here from out of state.
MISSOULA — The Montana Board of Horse Racing is out of the simulcast racing business, and the state’s seven off-track betting sites will be shut down indefinitely next week.
Montana Board of Horseracing will meet Dec. 2 to discuss race dates for 2012 and introduce the Business Advisory Council, a new three-member council tasked with providing financial, budget and business strategy advice to the board.
From left, Sens. Mitch Tropila, D-Great Falls, Steve Gallus, D-Butte, and Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula, converse Wednesday during the Senate debate on House Bill 2, the main budget bill.
HELENA — A Senate committee has killed a bill that would make it a crime for a drunken-driving suspect to refuse a breath or blood test.
HELENA — A Senate panel Thursday heard the session's last major bill to attack drunken driving in Montana, with supporters saying the state should make it a crime for a DUI suspect to refuse a breath or blood test.
Ed Bartlett talks with Sen. Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula, outside the old Supreme Court chambers of the state Capitol recently.