A federal judge ruled Monday to return the Yellowstone grizzly bear to the endangered species list, ending a year of uncertainty for the bear.
Documents reveal state and federal agencies are training law enforcement agencies to surveil anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists’ social media, and how to arrest protesters en masse.
According to an audio recording obtained by the Daily Beast, Republican Montana State Auditor and U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may have illegally coordinated with a top NRA official prior to the conservative gun rights group spending nearly $400,000 on ads attacking Rosendale’s opponent, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.
Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based newspaper chain that bought the Missoula Independent last year, has now shut down the iconic alternative newsweekly.
Two Big Tobacco companies violated Montana’s campaign practices and disclosure laws as part of a campaign opposing a ballot initiative to raise the state’s tobacco tax, according a 14-page decision issued by the state’s top campaign cop.
Civil liberties groups say a government report conflated indigenous protesters with violent “environmental rights extremists,” and revealed anti-Keystone XL pipeline protesters’ free speech rights were being chilled by surveillance.
A Montana federal judge temporarily blocked a planned grizzly bear hunt near Yellowstone National Park while he weighs the merits of a lawsuit seeking to bar hunting of the iconic animal.
The Keystone XL pipeline oil pipeline is slated to cross the Missouri River near the edge of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes say the pipeline is a threat to their drinking water and way of life.