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4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Old-school coal is making a comeback

A bulldozer operator worked atop a large pile of coal at the raw coal tower in Knott County, Kentucky in 2012.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

8 hrs ago | Flathead Beacon

Abundant Winter Leads to Flood Concerns

Rapid snowmelt is leading to widespread flooding and ice jams in rivers and streams, prompting the governor to seek a presidential disaster declaration.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Flathead County, MT, Weather

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Jimmy Carter opposes approval of Keystone XL pipeline

Several former presidents, including President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush , have made public declarations of support for White House approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver tar sands crude from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.

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Related Topix: George Bush, US Politics, Barack Obama

9 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Man denies assisted living stabbing death

A 72-year-old resident of a Butte assisted-living facility has denied charges that he stabbed another resident to death last month.

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11 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

President Declares Disaster for Montana

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by ice jams and flooding during the period of March 1-16, 2014.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

12 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Louisiana company holds job fair at Hardin jail

A private corrections company that plans to turn a long-vacant southeastern Montana jail into a treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates held a job fair to take applications for about 115 jobs.

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16 hrs ago | Flathead Beacon

Bullock Expected to Offer Oil Boom Aid

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to announce $45 million in grants and low-interest loans for eastern Montana communities affected by the oil boom.

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Related Topix: Steve Bullock, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

Montana Prep Golf: Wind a fact of life for golfers

On a par 5, a group made up of five players hit their tee shots. The shortest drive: 320 yards.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, MT, Fort Benton, MT, Choteau, MT, Seeley Lake, MT

Flathead Beacon

Police Chief: Hand Movements Justified Fatal Shooting

A Montana police chief says an unarmed robbery suspect moved his hands six times in defiance of an officer's orders before the officer fatally shot him during a traffic stop.

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The Billings Outpost

Help for vets who resist help

Doug Bell, a readjustment counselor with the Billings Vet Center, said it's typical of military veterans to insist that they don't need help.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Billings, MT, US National Guard

USA Today

Dark and Deadly paranormal bad boys? Who could ask for more?

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.

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Great Falls Tribune

Judge hears arguments over 2011 Montana marijuana law

The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Flathead Beacon

Primary Job

The U.S. Senate passed an extension of long-term unemployment benefits that helps out-of-work workers for five months.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Montana Government, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, Steve Bullock, US Governors

KTMF

Butte-Silver Bow Submits Proposal for Manufacturing Hub

Butte-Silver Bow officials officially submitted a proposal to become one of twelve locations throughout the United States to be the home of a major manufacturing hub.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Security

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KTMF

Belgrade Storage Facility Fire Causes $33,000 In Damage

Central Valley Fire officials said damage is estimated to cost around $33,000 after eight storage units caught fire around 5 p.m. at CTS storage.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Missoula, MT, Missoula County, MT

Daily Kos

The Montana/Bundy rodeo

Someone asked my take on the dust up in Montana where a fellow named Bundy has been grazing his cattle on government land and not paying for the permit because he claims the United States government is illegitimate.

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Related Topix: Montana Government, Federal Prisons, Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Great Falls Tribune

Fox questions fiscal impact of Medicaid ballot initiative

Attorney General Tim Fox is asking the state Supreme Court to order a new fiscal note for a ballot initiative that seeks to expand the Medicaid program in Montana.

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Related Topix: Montana Government, Steve Bullock, US Governors

The Missoula Independent Online

Rockies Today, April 15

Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. EPA completes assessment of closed aluminum plant in Montana A meeting will be held today, April 15, in the Columbia Falls Fire Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Environmental Protection Agency's environmental assessment of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co.'s shuttered aluminum plant in that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Columbia Falls, MT

Great Falls Tribune

Montana T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall on Tuesday after a more than 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, National Mall, US National Parks

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KTMF

Construction Causes Long Delays In Gallatin Canyon

Montana Department of Transportation says rock blasting begins Tuesday at the Greek Creek Campground, causing delays of up to one hour.

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