WASHINGTON — The morning after, at breakfast at the Republicans' Capitol Hill Club, Virginia Rep. Robert Goodlatte was, as befits one of Washington's grown-ups, measured in his reaction to what 36,120 Virginia voters did the day before. It would, he says, be wise "to take a step back and a d…
On Thursday, it was State District Judge Susan P. Watters’ turn to graduate from family drug court.
WASHINGTON — Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual’s liberty. Today’s liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity, fighting obesity and many other aspirations. Now, however…
Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.
HELENA — Some families of murder victims lined up opposite side of a bill Thursday to abolish the death penalty in Montana and replace it with life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.
BUTTE — A coalition of sporting groups from throughout the state is heading to Helena en masse Monday to rally for a bill that would allow access for corner crossings.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A district court judge in Laramie sparked a conflict between the state's legislative and judicial branches late last year over control of courtrooms and courthouses. House and Senate lawmakers want the enmity to end.
HELENA — Numerous Montanans — including parents, doctors, nurses, lawyers, athletic trainers and school officials — supported a bill Friday to require youth athletes with signs of concussions to be sidelined and not participate in sports again until they receive medical clearance.
On Jan. 18, a 36-year-old man hanged himself in the Yellowstone County jail.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Washakie County School officials said Tuesday they will allow the photo of openly gay senior Matt Jolley to be published in the Worland High School yearbook. Jolley had submitted a photo that included him holding a gay pride flag.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House Judiciary Committee voted 5-4 Monday in favor of a bill that would allow disclosure of the name of a defendant in sexual-assault cases.
As a Montana legislator, I have seen how easily our attitude on gun control has been undermined by the National Rifle Association.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. — A legislative committee voted Friday to support a bill that would set a minimum bond for seismic exploration, although at least one state official thinks it’s unnecessary.
I am running to be the public service commissioner for District 2 because Montanans deserve a representative to make decisions based on facts and an established track record of getting things done. I am serious about my campaign.
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LARAMIE — A panel of state lawmakers endorsed a proposal Thursday that would make emails sent to fewer than a quorum of members of a governmental body exempt from disclosure under Wyoming's public records law.
HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate is preparing to let Gov. Brian Schweitzer's nomination of Jennifer Hensley, a former Democratic activist and wife of a Democratic senator, as state political practices commissioner, die in committee without a vote.
The Montana Constitution and open-meetings/open-records laws offer strong guarantees of the public’s right to know about government. However, right-to-know legislation hasn’t fared well in the House this session.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some bills that failed to pass the Wyoming Legislature will become interim studies.
HELENA — After the first half of the legislative session was filled with procedural hiccups, state lawmakers are getting a refresher course on the rules.