ASMSU staff shake-up sparks talk of impeachment
A surprise shake-up of the staff that works for Montana State University's student government has led to an uproar and calls by some students to impeach outgoing student President Lindsay Murdock.
Jury deliberating in Helena bartender trial
A jury deliberated for more than two hours without coming to a verdict Tuesday in the trial of a Helena bartender accused of overserving alcohol to a woman who later killed two people in a drunk driving crash.
New special hunting permit fees: Pay less now, more later
Hunters applying for special permits for moose, mountain goat, sheep and bison will see a new fee structure for the coveted special permits. The new fees will drastically lower the temporary cost of applying for the tags, but increase out-of-pocket expenses.
Arrest warrant for charged escape accomplice
A $100,000 arrest warrant has been issued for a 29-year-old man that prosecutors say drove a suspect in an assault and attempted rape to Missoula after he escaped Bozeman police custody.
Montana Supreme Court: Fighting Words from Car Grounds for Ticket
Using ethnic slurs and other "fighting words" to harass people is not Constitutionally-protected speech, even if directed from inside a vehicle at a pedestrian where the possibility of a physical altercation is minimal, the Montana Supreme Court said Tuesday.
Browning charges tribe trying to take over water, sewer
The town of Browning has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council (BTBC) is attempting to illegally take over the town’s water, sewer and garbage disposal utility infrastructure.
Wolf Point to redraw districts for school board
Wolf Point school district has agreed to redraw its voting areas for board elections after an ACLU lawsuit argued the district favored white voters in the predominantly Native American area.
Boulder newspaper drops open meetings lawsuit
The Boulder Monitor recently dropped a lawsuit against the Jefferson High School Board of Trustees after nearly two years of tense litigation and four months after the Montana Supreme Court decision went against the newspaper.
Increasing drug trade, violence mar positive effects of Bakken boom
The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town.
High court hears dispute over growth policies
The Montana Supreme Court convened at the University of Montana on Friday to settle a dispute between Whitefish and Flathead County over growth policies in areas surrounding the city.
Wyoming wants Montana's water lawsuit dismissed
The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is seeking dismissal of an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the state shouldn’t be held liable for what its attorneys call a “trickle” of water at the heart of the cross-border dispute.