Survivors say trauma from abusive Native American boarding schools stretches across generations
Survivors of government-backed Native American boarding schools and their descendants have shared their experiences as U.S. officials made a final stop in Montana on their yearlong tour to confront the institutions that regularly abused students to assimilate them into white society.
Man linked to missing Arizona teen Alicia Navarro is arrested on child sex abuse charges
A 36-year-old man who was living with an Arizona teenager who mysteriously disappeared four years ago and reappeared last summer in a small Montana town has been charged with two felony counts of child sexual abuse based on images found on his phone.
TikTok and content creators challenging Montana's ban face off with the state in federal court
TikTok and Montana faced off in federal court in a case filed by the video sharing app and five content creators who want the court to temporarily block the state's ban on the platform before it takes effect on Jan. 1.
Montana clinic files for bankruptcy following $6 million judgment over false asbestos claims
A health clinic in a Montana town plagued by deadly asbestos contamination has filed for bankruptcy after a judge ordered it to pay the government almost $6 million in penalties and damages for submitting hundreds of false asbestos claims.
TikTok and 5 content creators ask federal judge to block Montana from banning app
TikTok and a group of five content creators who are suing the state of Montana over its first-in-the-nation law to ban the video sharing app are now asking a federal judge to block implementation of the law while the case moves through the courts.
Young plaintiffs' attorney closes Montana climate change trial with call for action
An attorney for 16 young plaintiffs has urged a judge to strike down as unconstitutional a Montana law that prohibits state agencies from considering the environmental effects when it weighs permits allowing the release of greenhouse gases.
Man gets 18 years in federal prison for shooting, plan to rid Montana town of LGBTQ residents
A southwestern Montana man has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison after being convicted of a hate crime and firearms charges for threatening a woman with violent, homophobic slurs and shooting at her house with an assault rifle as part of a self-described “mission” to rid a small town of its LGBTQ community.
Lawsuit pits young climate change activists against a fossil fuel-friendly state at trial
Young people challenging Montana officials over their inaction on climate change are expected back in state court on Tuesday in the ongoing trial over a lawsuit that environmentalists hope will spur changes in the fossil fuel-friendly state.
Montana transgender lawmaker silenced again, backers protest
Republican legislative leaders in Montana persisted in forbidding Democratic transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr from participating in debate for a second week and her supporters brought the House session to a halt Monday — chanting “Let her speak!”.
US, states weigh farmland restrictions after Chinese balloon
As U.S.-China relations cool amid trade disputes and espionage fears stoked by the Chinese spy balloon shot down off the Atlantic Coast, lawmakers in Congress and at least 11 statehouses are weighing legislation to further limit foreign ownership of farmland.
Montana judge to decide on wolf hunting limits
A Montana judge said he would decide Tuesday whether to continue temporary limits on wolf hunting in the state or to restore quotas and hunting methods before a trial over whether the public was given an adequate opportunity to weigh in on changes in the way the state estimates the size of the wolf population.
Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover
With Yellowstone National Park pushing to re-open to tourists more quickly than anticipated after record floods pounded southern Montana, some of those hardest hit in the disaster live far from the famous park’s limelight and are leaning heavily on one another to pull their lives out of the mud.
Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park
Yellowstone National Park officials say more than 10,000 visitors have been ordered out of the nation’s oldest national park after unprecedented flooding tore through its northern half, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream.
Deadly Colorado blaze renews focus on underground coal fires
Authorities investigating the cause of a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings last month in Colorado are looking at the possibility that the blaze is linked to underground coal fires have long smoldered at old coal mines in the area.
Montana advances grizzly bear plans that could allow hunting
Montana wildlife officials have advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to end federal protections for the bruins.