Montana Senate President Pro Tempore Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, has been charged with three misdemeanors, including obstruction of a peace officer, after he was pulled over for speeding in a construction zone in May. The officer reported a verbal altercation with Ellsworth in which the senator claimed he was exempt from arrest because he was a lawmaker traveling for legislative business.
Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to visit Canada for nonessential travel starting Aug. 9, the Canadian government announced this week. But it remains unclear when the United States will let Canadians come south — a fact that is being greeted with mixed emotions in northwest Montana.
After a legislative session that left many in Montana’s LGBTQIA+ community playing defense, thousands gather to celebrate community and resolve.
The latest figures from the Montana Office of Public Instruction show $564 million is still left in federal COVID-19 relief coffers for K-12 education.
Two plaintiffs represented by the ACLU of Montana have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn Senate Bill 280, which requires residents to obtain gender-affirming surgery and a court order before updating their birth certificates.
Republican members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, including Montana Sen. Steve Daines, issued a letter to President Joe Biden Wednesday urging him to rescind his nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
The cost of steel, plastics and other construction materials has skyrocketed nationwide. For the University of Montana, that meant asking the Board of Regents to approve doubling the cost of a dorm-to-office conversion.
In a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court said the Legislature’s subpoenas were “impermissibly overbroad” and “exceed the scope of legislative authority”