MATT VOLZ

Advocates argue for protections for Montana fish

HELENA, Mont. - Wildlife advocates seeking federal protections for a fish found in Montana told a judge Tuesday that state efforts to improve conditions for the Arctic grayling won't be enough to save it from the effects of climate change. Read more

Shootings may push states to give FBI records

HELENA, Mont. - Six states are not alerting the FBI about people who have been found to have mental health problems that would bar them from owning guns, according to a new report released Thursday by a gun-control advocacy group. Read more

Author, charity founder urged to come clean about his history

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does - including his own charity. Read more

Montana Senator's long dormant forest bill passes committee

HELENA, Mont. - A bill by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to expand wilderness and mandate more logging on federal lands in Montana passed its first test Thursday in a Senate committee despite opposition by Republicans who called the measure unbalanced. Read more

Mont. judge faulted for alleged bias in rape case

HELENA, Mont. - Critics of a Montana judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a former teacher convicted of raping a student lodged a formal complaint Tuesday asking for his removal from the bench. The complaint alleges that District Judge G. Read more

AGs urge House to oppose online sales tax

HELENA, Mont. - The attorneys general from three states without sales taxes sent letters to all 435 U.S. Read more

$3.4 billion Indian land royalty settlement upheld

HELENA, Mont. - A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department. Read more

Cameras stream Canadian polar bear migration

HELENA, Mont. - In the harsh, remote wilds of the Canadian tundra, a wolverine scampers up to a polar bear snoozing near the shore of the Hudson Bay. The bear rises and makes a half-hearted charge, driving away the fierce, badger-like animal. Read more

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