MHP traffic stop uncovers 80 pounds of marijuana

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, Mont. – A Washington man is being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility following a traffic stop Thursday morning that uncovered 80 one-pound sealed bags of marijuana in his car.

According to court records, on October 12th at 10:55 a.m. Anthony Fujimoto, 33, was stopped for failing to signal a lane change and exceeding the posted speed limit while traveling along I-90 outside of Billings. More…

MHP traffic stop uncovers 80 pounds of marijuana

A Washington man is being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility following a traffic stop Thursday morning that uncovered 80 one-pound sealed bags of marijuana in his car. According to court records, on October 12th at 10:55 a.m.

Montana wildlife officials say eight poached mule deer likely suffered

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Todd Tryan said in a statement Monday that one of the animals, a fawn, was found injured but still alive and had to be put down. More…

Montana wildlife officials say poached deer likely suffered

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 3:36 PM EDT Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017 3:36 PM EDT BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

Billings Arby’s to offer elk, venison sandwiches

BILLINGS – An Arby’s restaurant in Billings is one of three across the country that will offer a new elk sandwich. More…

Billings Arby’s to offer elk, venison sandwiches

BILLINGS – An Arby’s restaurant in Billings is one of three across the country that will offer a new elk sandwich. In a press release issued Monday, Arby’s announced the elk sandwich will be available at the West End restaurant located at 2834 King Ave. W. beginning Saturday.

Rule could make it easier for transgender/intersex Montanans to correct gender on birth certificate

“The Department of Public Health and Human Services hosted a public hearing on Thursday regarding the proposed changes, which would no longer require transgender people to provide a court order saying their sex was changed by a surgical procedure. The rule change also adds a definition of “intersex.”

DPHHS said the change would bring Montana into line with other states. Those who supported the measure said it would reduce barriers for transgender and intersex people while opponents said it’s a matter that should be decided by the Legislature.” More….

Proposed rule could make it easier to change gender on birth certificate

A new rule could make it easier for transgender and intersex Montanans to correct the gender marker on their birth certificate. The Department of Public Health and Human Services hosted a public hearing on Thursday regarding the proposed changes, which would no longer require transgender people to provide a court order saying their sex was changed by a surgical procedure.

Helena’s mayoral candidates: Refugee crisis is not a city issue

“Smith has been criticized in the liberal-leaning blog “The Montana Post,” as well as some letters to the editor published by the Independent Record, for his speech at a meeting hosted by Virginia-based ACT for America last year in Helena. The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy nonprofit that specializes in civil rights issues, has classified ACT as an anti-Muslim hate group “because it pushes wild Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates American Muslims and deliberately conflates mainstream and radical Islam.”

“Smith told the Independent Record he was not aware the organization was listed as a hate group when he attended the meeting, and said, “I’m not sure I agree with the views of either ACT or the SPLC.” More…

Helena’s mayoral candidates: Refugee crisis is not a city issue

While the Helena mayor’s speech to what critics call an anti-Muslim hate group has raised questions about his stance on refugee resettlement, both mayoral candidates say the global refugee crisis is not a city issue. “There’s a minimal role for state government.