GREAT FALLS — Legislation has been proposed to levy stiffer state fines on Montana landowners who illegally gate roads and require that they show proof of ownership before blocking access.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature this week will start what promise to be contentious hearings about whether to expand the federal Medicaid program in the state.
BOZEMAN — A bill being drafted by a Billings legislator would ban cellphone use while driving in Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People worried about booming oil development in the Cheyenne area will get a chance to air their concerns with state regulators and oil industry officials.
CHICAGO — If you haven’t cut the cord on your landline phone service, pretty soon you may not have a choice.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The abrupt decline in oil prices stands to be bad news in North Dakota, a state that has reaped billions in tax revenue as new drilling techniques made it the second-leading producer in the U.S. behind Texas. But a lot of factors will determine how great that impact is.
A conservation group has filed notice that it plans to sue federal regulators for failing to make a decision on proposed water quality rules in Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.
The shadow of C. Everett Koop looms large at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Much has changed since he started here in 1946, but his fundamental discoveries in our discipline inform our work daily. And Koop was not reticent. Moved that even the littlest newborns with severe congenit…
WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative committee has endorsed the idea of the state taking over sole regulation of uranium mining in Wyoming, the largest producer of uranium in the country.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming poll finds that Wyoming residents continue to strongly disapprove of the President Barack Obama's federal health care law.
Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sought to enlist the business community to help him promote to skeptical lawmakers a $300 million plan to upgrade state buildings, sewers, roads and other infrastructure across Montana.
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.
BOSTON — Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities say workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota.
WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho dairy industry group has sent a letter to its members urging them to deny media requests for tours and on-farm interviews in the wake of a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.