Saturday, July 11, 2020

Montana State News

Need more information regarding today's state news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the great state of Montana. Browse our latest articles below.

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago

Lieutenant governor fined $1K for violating ethics laws

Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices has fined Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney $1,000 for violating state ethics l...

Updated 14 hours, 8 minutes ago
Montana prep football coach resigns after post on protesters

A high school football coach in Montana resigned after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged

Updated 14 hours, 8 minutes ago
Review finds 20 deaths in Montana corrections custody

An inquiry by the Missoulian has found that 20 people have died in custody since the Department of Corrections agency quietly decided to stop issuing public notices of deaths 10 months ago

Updated 14 hours, 8 minutes ago
Montana reports 2 new virus deaths in assisted care facility

Two more people have died as a result of a coronavirus outbreak at a memory care facility in Billings, bringing the number of deaths associated with the facility to five

Updated 2 days, 12 hours ago
Local restrictions in place as COVID-19 cases increase

Local governments and agencies are placing restrictions on gatherings and are urging residents to wear masks as the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Montana continues to increase

Updated 2 days, 18 hours ago
Judge blocks Montana from enforcing absentee ballot law

A Montana judge says the state cannot enforce a voter-approved law that restricts the collection of absentee ballots during elections

Updated 2 days, 18 hours ago
Appeals court: Judge was right to revive grizzly protections

A U.S. appeals court says a federal judge was correct to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains

Updated 3 days, 16 hours ago
Montana businesses receive $1.7B from federal rescue package

Data released by the U.S. Department of Treasury reveals that more than 23,000 businesses in Montana received loans from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pande...

Updated 4 days, 16 hours ago
Montana reports 121 new virus cases in 3 days

Montana health officials reported another 121 confirmed COVID-19 cases from Saturday through Monday, marking one of the state’s highest three-day totals since the pandemic began

Updated 1 week ago
Montana sees 23rd virus death, 45 new cases reported

Montana health officials have confirmed 45 additional cases of COVID-19 and counted the 23rd death related to the coronavirus

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over the thousands of animals killed by hunters or captured and slaughtered as t...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
US sets Aug. 31 deadline for wolverines protection decision

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
2 Montana campgrounds with offensive names to be renamed

The Montana Bureau of Reclamation has announced it will rename two campgrounds on Canyon Ferry Reservoir that had racist origins

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana gov. stops short of issuing mask order as cases rise

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he won't issue an order requiring people to wear masks in public

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Tax returns: Gianforte made $184M over 10 years

Tax returns released by his campaign show Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte reported income of $184 million over a 10-year period ending...