Holly Michels


State Bureau reporter for Lee Newspapers of Montana.

As K-12 schools and the state's colleges and universities move toward bringing students back on campuses, officials are increasingly putting the onus on Montana's residents to assume responsibility for the role their actions can play in either slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus or contributing to exponential growth.

Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday that he'll let the state's counties decide on holding the November general election by mail, while expanding early voting and preserving options to cast a ballot in person.

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The Montana Republican Party this week said the Democratic candidate for attorney general was ineligible for the ballot, a claim the state commissioner of political practices previously deemed there was "insufficient evidence to support."

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