Kendall Van Dyk
Former Billings Head Start director Kathy Kelker is the new Democratic candidate in House District 47.
Billings legislator Mary McNally will replace Kendall Van Dyk as the Democratic candidate in Senate District 24.
There were lots of clear favorites in Eastern Montana GOP primaries.
There are two roadblocks to passing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ proposed hunting and fishing license fee increases: selling them to the public; and selling them to the Legislature.
HELENA — State Sen. Kendall Van Dyk, a Billings Democrat, announced Friday he won’t run for re-election this year, saying he wants to spend more time with his expanding family.
A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…
The Magic City Fly Fishers welcome Kendall Van Dyk to their 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the Billings Rod and Gun Club.
Campaign filing season begins Thursday with new battle lines drawn for state legislative districts.
The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.
Hunter dollars could not be spent on any land acquisitions or conservation easements under amendments the Senate has made to House Bill 5, the state’s major capital projects bill.
BUTTE — A bill that would have required the state to develop a management plan for wild horses imported into Montana was voted down in committee Tuesday.
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:
BUTTE — In response to the Bureau of Land Management’s recent relocation of 700 wild horses to a ranch outside of Ennis, a bill regulating the movement of wild horses is making its way through the Montana Senate and might reach the House by next week.
HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate Taxation Committee on Tuesday rejected three Democratic bills aimed at helping low- and moderate-income Montanans.
HELENA — A Billings senator wants to provide a one-time income tax credit to renters of up to $250.
Whether youths are more likely to continue hunting if they get into the field at a young age is being debated again this legislative session in Helena.
A Hardin woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a 3-year-old foster child who was left alone in a hot car for several hours.
Imagine being a 17-year-old high school football quarterback, a 14-year-old softball pitcher or a 12-year-old soccer goalie. If these young athletes got hit in the head during a game, but could still run, catch and kick, would they ask the coach to take them out? Would hard-training student-…
HELENA — A Republican lawmaker said Monday that more campaign disclosure is needed to rein in so-called "dark money" flooding elections — the latest in an effort that so far has been met with mixed results this session.