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Stories with place: Helena
  • Teen making her mark with charcoal in hand 
    Updated: May-28-16 2:02 am

    HELENA, Montana - You might have seen Hailey Henrikson in the front window of Imagine Design during the Spring Art Walk, working her magic with charcoal and a sketch pad.

  • For Montana Dems, legislative races are hardly heating up 
    Updated: May-25-16 5:19 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana Democrats may be boasting about party unity as they delight in watching rival Republicans fracture over ideology and bipartisanship. There are no declarations of party civil wars. Even so, Democrats have more than a dozen primary contests of their own.

  • Infrastructure looms as defining issue in legislative races 
    Updated: May-16-16 6:25 pm

    HELENA, Montana - At the end of the last legislative session, Montana Rep. Scott Staffanson pleaded for the House to reconsider a contentious infrastructure bill that failed by a single vote.

  • Montana court strikes down last piece of anti-immigrant law 
    Updated: May-11-16 6:24 pm

    HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has barred state officials from reporting the immigration status of people seeking state services, striking down the last piece of a voter-approved law meant to deter people who are in the U.S. illegally from living and working in Montana.

  • Wolf Creek man dies of apparent accidental gunshot wound 
    Updated: May-11-16 5:36 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A 31-year-old Wolf Creek man has died of an apparent accidental gunshot wound.

  • Helena woman dies of smoke inhalation in house fire 
    Updated: May-09-16 9:40 am

    HELENA, Montana - A 56-year-old Helena woman who called 911 to report a fire in her house collapsed by her back door and later died of smoke inhalation.

  • Correction: Interior Secretary-Montana story story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 2:25 pm

    HELENA, Montana - In a story May 3 about Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's visit to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Land and Water Conservation Fund historically received $900 million annually. The fund is authorized to receive $900 million annually, but the actual amount varies from year to year.

  • Man wants to withdraw guilty plea in Great Falls homicide 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:52 am

    GREAT FALLS, Montana - A man awaiting sentencing for shooting a Great Falls man to death last September is asking District Judge John Kutzman if he can get a new attorney, withdraw his guilty plea and get a second opinion on a psychiatric evaluation.

  • Montana Rail Link furloughs dozens of employees 
    Updated: May-04-16 1:51 am

    MISSOULA, Montana - The Montana Rail Link has recently furloughed 36 employees and that number is expected to grow with the downturn of the coal industry.

  • Montana defends campaign finance law ahead of elections 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:29 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana attorneys on Tuesday defended the state's new campaign finance disclosure law against a gun-rights organization that wants parts of it struck down before next month's primary elections.

  • Man pleads guilty for fire at Habitat for Humanity ReStore 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:55 am

    HELENA, Montana - A 32-year-old Helena man has pleaded guilty to setting the fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Helena last summer.