House Passes Debt Ceiling Increase
The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies.
Yellowstone Planning For Large Bison Slaughter
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park administrators say they plan to ship as many as 600 bison to slaughter this winter if harsh conditions inside the park spur a large migration of the animals into Montana.
United States Government to Spend $30 Million on Forest Restoration
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend $30 million this year to reduce the threat of wildfires, protect water quality and improve habitat for at-risk species.
Life of Troy Mine Extended to 12 years
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Revett Minerals Inc. says it has found enough silver and copper reserves to extend the life of a northwestern Montana mine to 12 years.
Senate Committee Confirms Max Baucus as Ambassador to China
AP- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee easily approved President Barack Obama's nomination of veteran Montana Senator Max Baucus to become ambassador to China.
Monsanto Wants Wheat Testing Site Near Great Falls
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Cascade County commissioners have voted to re-zone property on the northwestern edge of Great Falls to allow seed and herbicide maker Monsanto Co. to locate a wheat breeding testing site there.
Father Charged After Girl Reports Beating
A 39-year-old Montana man who police say spanked his 11-year-old daughter with a paddle has been charged with felony assault with a weapon and felony tampering with evidence.
Nuke Commander Says Stricken Unit ‘Broken Hearted’
The commander of the nuclear missile force in Montana where 34 launch control officers are implicated in an exam cheating scandal tells The Associated Press that his unit is "broken hearted" at the setback.
Air Force: 34 Missile Officers in Cheating Scandal
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says 34 missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and three others have been implicated in a drug probe, the latest missteps by those who maintain and operate the nation's 450 nuclear missiles.
Belgrade Police Make Arrest on Kidnapping Charges
An 18-year-old Belgrade man faces felony kidnapping and criminal endangerment charges after prosecutors say he deprived an intoxicated juvenile of medical attention after a traumatic fall and forced her into the trunk of a car.