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In Montana, white supremacy hiding in plain sight

We’ve recently learned that several Virginia politicians wore blackface when they were in college and graduate school, resulting in calls for their resignations. These are serious allegations, but while so many are focused on this news, far closer to home and at least as pernicious, white supremacy


Wife, mother of 2 marks second suicide in Livingston this year

In Montana, the suicide rate continues to be one of the highest in the nation, with some communities hit harder than others. In Livingston, two suicides were recorded by the Park County Coroner's Office, where it has one of the highest suicide rates in the state per capita.


Montana Lawmakers Consider Studying Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Montanans could vote in 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. There’s no official ballot measure proposed, yet. But lawmakers are expecting one, and are now considering studying the possible impacts ahead of time.


1 dead, 1 arrested after fatal shooting in northwest Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in northwest Montana. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Martin Chandler was arrested near Columbia Falls soon after 54-year-old William Melton was killed at his home in Coram early Thursda


Firefighters Battle Blaze in Downtown Bozeman

A fire continues to burn in downtown Bozeman at the intersection of Babcock and 7th Avenue. The fire is in a building that is under construction. Bozeman fire posted what little details we have around 3 a.m. this morning and are continuing to battle the blaze. Main Street is open but 8th is closed a


New tax law affecting people's returns in Missoula and across Montana

If you went out and bought a new TV on a credit card in anticipation of getting the same size tax return as last year, you might want to save the receipt. In Montana and in Missoula, as across the United States, individual taxpayers are seeing smaller amounts of money in their federal tax returns co


Montana arrests, drug and firearm seizures up in 2018, U.S. Marshals Service task force says

A law enforcement task force in Montana arrested more suspects and seized more meth, heroin and firearms in 2018 compared to the year before. The Montana Violent Offenders Task Force seized roughly 15 pounds of meth in 2018, compared to 13 pounds in 2017, according to data provided in a recent U.S.


Despite cold, new Livingston warming center sees no homeless guests

LIVINGSTON - As frigid temperatures continue throughout the state, Livingston residents in need of warmth can now find shelter at the city's first warming center. And though the warming center opened three days ago, it has yet to see its first guest.


Montana delegation praises security funding bill despite “national emergency”

A measure to fund part, but not all, of President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. Southern border and avoid another government shutdown passed Congress on Thursday night with votes from all three members of Montana’s delegation.


Third Medicaid Expansion Bill In The Works At The Montana Legislature

A third proposal to continue Medicaid expansion past its June sunset is in the works in the Montana Legislature. Its Republican backer in the Senate says the state should look critically at the number of people enrolled in the program.


Bill Would Double the Volume of Spirits Montana Distilleries Can Serve to Patrons

A proposal to increase the volume of spirits that distilleries in Montana can serve to their customers drew support from liquor producers seeking parity in a business climate they say unfairly restricts their growth.


Fire extends demolition, construction timeline at Bozeman apartment building

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Neighbors who live near an apartment building under construction that went up in flames in downtown Bozeman won't be getting any relief from the sound of hammers and heavy machinery.


Weather Alert Day: Light to moderate snow causing travel concerns

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of NBC Montana, including Missoula, Bozeman, Butte and Kalispell. Snowfall of 1 to 4 inches in the valleys and 4 to 8 inches in the mountains. WINTER STORM WARNING for southern portions Beaverhead, Madison, and Gallatin Counties, including Monida, Raynolds, and Targhe


Some Yellowstone wolves would be protected under Montana bill

Some wildlife have an “outsized value,” such as wolves that wander from Yellowstone National Park into Montana, argued Sen. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, on Thursday. Consequently, those animals should be protected from hunters and trappers in two wolf management units in Park County, which borders Yell


Former Wyoming Symphony conductor resigns from Bozeman Symphony amid bullying investigation

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The conductor of the Bozeman Symphony, Matthew Savery, has resigned amid an investigation into allegations that he bullied and harassed musicians, staff and patrons. Savery had also been the conductor and music director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper until May 2018.


Drone Footage of Thursday’s Downtown Bozeman Fire [WATCH]

Early on Thursday, February 14th a fire was reported in downtown Bozeman at the intersection of Babcock and 7th Avenue. The fire is in a mixed-use building that is under construction. The building was completely destroyed and there are no details on the cause of the fire.


Supreme Court allows Bozeman man to withdraw pleas in sexual assault cases

The Montana Supreme Court is allowing a Bozeman man to enter a new plea agreement or stand trial in two sexual assault cases against him. Jerry Joe Henderson appealed his Gallatin County District Court sentencing to the high court and argued that state law does not allow no contest pleas, like the o


Montana State women fall at home to Idaho State

BOZEMAN — Montana State trailed by 10 points after the first quarter and never led in a 62-49 defeat to Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State at Worthington Arena. With the loss, MSU's records evened at 12-12 and 7-7 in Big Sky play. Idaho State jumped to 16-7 and 11-3.


162 names submitted for Bozeman’s second high school

Mountains and movie stars, rodeo queens and Rough Riders, history and humor provided inspiration for the names the public has suggested for Bozeman’s second high school. The Bozeman School District released a list of 162 proposed names Thursday, one day before Friday’s deadline for submissions.


Bozeman delays downtown parking vote after pushback

The Bozeman Parking Commission delayed voting on a developer’s request to trade 107 monthly parking permits for longer leases after some questioned whether that could clog downtown parking.