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…
I was sitting at my kitchen table in Maun, Botswana, when I learned of Nelson Mandela’s prison release in February 1990. I was a Peace Corps volunteer.
At the start of the 2013 Legislature, Montana county attorneys supported several bills to help protect the state’s oldest and youngest residents. All but one of those bills has become law or can become law within the next few days.
HELENA — A legislative panel Friday endorsed most of the state Corrections Department’s requested $30 million budget increase for the next two years, but did not approve any pay raise or increased staffing for correctional officers at the Montana State Prison.
In recent years, stories of horrific child abuse in Montana have become all too frequent: children violently killed by their parents or other adult caregivers; infants and toddlers suffering broken bones; children molested by adults; children exposed to meth distribution and production, and …
Pennsylvania Power and Light’s announcement of the closure in 2015 of the Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings has fueled a preposterous blame game. The timing is glaringly obvious — just weeks before an election.
GREAT FALLS — The Montana Department of Agriculture held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled State Grain Lab, showing off $500,000 in improvements.
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 state Senate panel on Monday voted to table a high-profile bill designed to override a court decision that has stalled construction of a northern Montana power line to transport wind energy — but it’s unclear whether the measure is dead at the Legislature.
HELENA -- As he pleaded once more Monday night to add money to the budget of Montana's School for the Deaf and Blind, Great Falls Democratic Sen. Mitch Tropila's voice broke.