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New legislation aims to boost number of rural, ‘frontier’ doctors

Montana’s shortage of doctors and nurses has been well documented and almost as constant as the unpredictable weather in the state. However, U.S. Sen....

Wisconsin lawmaker proposes to ban Washington, D.C., from teaching Critical Race...

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the U.S. House from Wisconsin wants to restrict how District of Columbia public school teachers talk about racism and...

Billings franchise fees case moves along as judge picks original group...

A legal battle between the City of Billings and almost every single resident in the state’s largest town regarding utility bills and “franchise fees”...

Stone-Manning’s nomination doomed after tree-spiking incident?

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are ramping up opposition to President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management after a conservative...

Silver Little Eagle outlines May attack in court filings

Silver Little Eagle said she suffered a broken nose and multiple contusions after being attacked and robbed by two women at a Billings hotel...

Rosendale votes no on Juneteenth, medals for fallen officers

Montana’s lone Congressman Matt Rosendale was one of only six members of the United States House of Representatives who voted against both the legislation...

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...

Opponents: ‘This is a life or death matter’

In a Zoom meeting — temporarily hijacked by racist comments and trolling music — medical professionals, LGBTQ people, and other community members said a...

Osprey population recovered, but new threats emerge

NorthWestern Energy was in Augusta earlier this month putting up a nesting platform for ospreys following a fire this spring from a nest built...

Intersection of Grizzly bears and tourists discussed at Wednesday’s management meeting

Plans for a historic number of visitors to national parks coupled with a peaking grizzly bear population have prompted leaders in the Interagency Grizzly...

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