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2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Amir Garrett is your #4 prospect

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:22:27 GMT

Possibly the highest upside pitcher in the system, you all voted for basketball-player-turned-baseball-hurler Amir Garrett as your number four overall prospect. What else is there to say about Robert Stephenson? He arguably has the most talent and the best arm in the system.

Tester listens to healthcare concerns related to potential elimination of the ACA

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:03:43 GMT

Sen. Jon Tester listens to concerns about the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act at a field meeting with healthcare officials from Lake County and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Positive reforms coming to indigent defense in Montana

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:33:52 GMT

Montana's Constitution requires State government to provide public legal defense to individuals who cannot afford their own legal counsel when they are charged with crimes involving imprisonment, facing involuntary commitment because of a mental disorder placing them or another at risk, or facing loss of parental rights.

TRIP Report: Poor roadways cost Montanans $794 million a year

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:46:35 GMT

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack safety features cost Montana motorists a total of $794 million statewide annually as much as $1,417 per driver in some urban areas. The cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a new report released by TRIP , a Washington, DC based national nonprofit transportation research organization.

Dominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center Theater

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:46:34 GMT

This summer, Lincoln Center Theater will produce PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau . PIPELINE, which will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz , will begin performances Thursday, June 15 and open on Monday, July 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater .

Elsie Arntzen says she wants to 'depoliticize' the Office of...

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:04:40 GMT

Like the student who brings her teacher a polished apple on the first day of school, Elsie Arntzen began her job as Montana's new Superintendent of Public Instruction with a gesture designed to ingratiate herself to state lawmakers: She created an informal education caucus so legislators can chat about policy proposals over coffee and ... (more)

Moose Spotted At Duane Mattfeldt's

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:39:49 GMT

Glasgow's Duane Mattfeldt let Sean Heavey onto his property east of town to take pictures of his temporary tenants last week. Two moose were recently spotted at Duane Mattfeldt's place, east of town, located near the Milk River Bridge on MT Hwy.

Special Election Looms, Quist Seeks Dem Nomination

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:02:36 GMT

Following Montana U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke's decision to accept his appointment to Secretary of the Interior, Montanans have started throwing their hats in the ring to fill the Big Sky's sole seat in the House. Replacing Zinke requires a special election be held between 85 to 100 days following Zinke actually vacating his seat, which also requires him to be confirmed by the Senate.

Obama Issues Plan to Shake Up Coal Leases, May Restrict Trump

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:08:37 GMT

The outgoing Obama administration is issuing a blueprint for overhauling the way coal on federal land is sold, making it tougher for President-elect Donald Trump to resume sales under decades-old procedures. A report set for release Wednesday lays out a menu of potential options for policymakers to consider, including tacking a carbon fee onto coal leases to account for climate change, requiring payments into a fund that could help out-of-work miners and devastated communities -- or even halting sales altogether.

Trump Slams Russia Allegations Ahead of Anticipated Press Conference

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:04 GMT

Ramos says the prelimin... -- Dylann Roof, 22, has been sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina.The jury's decision ha... - The Kremlin has dismissed extraordinary allegations that it had collected compromising material on President-elect Donald Trump and that it collaborated with ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Monday a wild duck shot in Montana was carrying the H5N2 strain of avian influenza.

McAdams to speak for 20th annual MLK Day celebration

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:27:51 GMT

Travis McAdams, former Research and Program Director of the Montana Human Rights Network, will be the guest speaker at the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration sponsored by the Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance in Hamilton on Monday, January 16th.

Abolish death penalty in MT

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:12:05 GMT

Now is the time for a significant act of righteousness - " the time to put the admonition "thou shalt not kill" into action.

Billings airport to begin new direct flights to Dallas

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:01:11 GMT

The Billings Gazette reports that officials announced the new non-stop flight Monday. They say a federal grant and incentives from local organizations totaling about $1.3 million is helping to launch the flight service June 2. Billings Logan International Airport officials say the new flights will help open up Billings businesses to markets in the South, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Scoop: CONVICTION on ABC - Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:58:21 GMT

"Past, Prologue & What's to Come" - Hayes revisits the failed case of Gerald Harris from her days as a defense attorney - the very case where she met Wallace nearly a decade earlier. Harris was found guilty of murdering his wife despite Hayes' belief in his innocence due to Wallace unearthing Gerald's darkest secret.

Montana lawmakers to form panel to look at Obamacare repeal

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:51:09 GMT

Montana lawmakers are assembling a panel that will try to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act in the state and recommend how the Legislature should respond to changes Congress makes to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, Republican leaders said Monday. The working group will meet for the first time on Wednesday, said Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville.

Key numbers in the Illinois budget stalemate

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:43:24 GMT

As the Illinois Senate tries to broker a deal to break the state's long-running budget deadlock, here are some of the numbers at the center of the debate: $11 billion: The amount in bills at least 60 days old that the state owed, as of Friday, to vendors and service providers, according to the Illinois state comptroller. That figure is higher than the current-year expected general revenue for 30 states, and more than the estimated tax dollars coming in this year for Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined, according to figures from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

8 western Montana schools closed due to weather, roads

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:21:59 GMT

Classes will not be held in St. Regis and Superior and in the Bitterroot Valley schools of Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Hamilton and Darby. The start of classes will be delayed by two hours in several other districts including Bonner, Potomac, Dixon and Frenchtown.