Don’t eat the Yellowstone snow: Elite resort wants to turn sewage into powder

An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its rich and famous members can ski its slopes in a winter season that’s shrinking because of climate change. The Yellowstone Club —...

Communities try gifts, cash and spite to get residents vaccinated

In Billings on Thursday, the first 400 people to get a COVID-19 vaccine will get $50, thanks to an anonymous donor who contributed $20,000 to try and boost vaccination rates. Cash, ice cream and tickets...

Liz Cheney of Wyoming gets ousted from House leadership for not supporting Trump

WASHINGTON—House Republicans voted Wednesday to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position after her continued pushback against former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the presidential election. Saying they want...

Supreme Court rejects motion to disqualify all justices ruling on subpoena for judicial documents

The state Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a motion from the Legislature for a blanket disqualification of all Justices sitting on a case over the scope and authority of lawmakers' subpoena power, with Justice Laurie...

Federal judge’s ruling allows Butte man to reclaim his life

A federal judge Tuesday ruled a Butte man would never again have to register as a sex offender in the state of Montana. Randall Menges, 45, was convicted as an 18-year-old under Idaho’s Crime Against...

Public safety, tax relief and vaccinations: Legislators offer perspective on Billings-area issues

Montana lawmakers from the state’s largest regional delegation arrived to hear concerns from the business leaders of the biggest city in the state on Tuesday. In a legislative wrap-up forum that saw Reps. Kathy Kelker,...

Senators deadlock on major voting reform bill

Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate. But the final vote on the bill by the Senate Rules Committee was a 9-9 tie, which means...
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OPI: Data systems to go from ‘clunky’ to helping customers

A “clunky” way of managing data is getting a $13.5 million shot in the arm at the Office of Public Instruction. Last week, an estimated 30 participants including roughly 10 superintendents listened to an overview...

What slowing vaccination rates mean for one Montana county

The covid vaccination operation at the Flathead County fairgrounds can dole out 1,000 doses in seven hours. But demand has plummeted recently, down to fewer than 70 requests for the shots a day. So, at...

Supreme Court Justice testifies in case challenging Legislature’s subpoena power

Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice fielded questions for one and a half hours Monday about his efforts to quash a legislative subpoena seeking personal and professional communications relating to legislative efforts and polls conducted...

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