On opening day of Montana’s expanded wolf-hunting season, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it has decided to conduct an in-depth status review to determine whether state management plans aiming to aggressively reduce wolf populations threaten the recovery of gray wolves.
In testimony before lawmakers on the interim budget committee that oversees DPHHS, Director Adam Meier said the organizational changes are meant to increase efficiency and improve communications with external stakeholders.
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath and District Court Judge Mike Menahan explain to lawmakers how Montana investigates complaints against judges and field questions from Republicans about their own conduct.
On Aug. 31, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services claimed in an emergency rule that the science on mask effectiveness in reducing viral transmission is “not conclusive.” But according to infectious disease specialists, the literature is abundantly clear: masks work.
On Monday, Montana Citizens for Right to Work filed a lawsuit against Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan. Its complaint asks a federal court judge to block Mangan from enforcing a campaign law it alleges is unconstitutional.
Montanans respond to the plan President Joe Biden unveiled Sept. 9 targeting unvaccinated workers at hospitals and large companies to slow the spread of COVID’s Delta variant.