Local Election News

Trump holds rally before cheering Montana crowd

Donald Trump says he came to Montana because he wanted his campaign to stop in every state, but now he plans to focus on 15 key states he needs to win…

Official Steve Daines photo

Daines to make announcement about Trump

A spokeswoman for Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines says an announcement is planned at today's rally.

Billings prepares for arrival of Donald Trump

The Secret Service in Billings says they are concerned about recent turmoil at Donald Trump rallies. 

Hoffman challenges Iman for Ravalli Co. Commission seat

In the primary election voters will choose between the current sheriff and a long-ime incumbent for the District 3 Commission race.

Gallatin Co. Commission candidate Leland wants proactive government

Democrat Brian Leland has been a Bozeman homeowner since the 1980s.

Gallatin Co. Commission candidate says he'll bring balance

James Storm Shirley is hoping he will get the nomination to run against Gallatin County Commissioner Joe Skinner, who is running for a third term.

Gianforte raises $250,000, including $150,000 from loans

Republican Greg Gianforte has loaned his gubernatorial campaign $150,000 during the latest campaign finance reporting period. The Bozeman businessman also…

Bill Clinton draws Hillary fans in Billings

About 300 people crowded a middle school gym in Billings to listen to former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife, Hillary, as she seeks the Democratic…

Voters to decide on $74,000 mill levy for Ravalli Co. Museum

Voters to decide on $74,000 mill levy request for Ravalli Co. Museum

Supporters say the permanent operational levy would keep the museum from dipping into reserves to pay for basic services.


Montana sets up 13 satellite voting offices for tribes

Montana's secretary of state has announced that more than a dozen satellite voting offices have been established on the state's American Indian reservations…

Stevensville town council appoints new mayor

Stevensville Town Council appoints new mayor

Acting Mayor Jim Crews became Stevensville's town leader in a 2-1 vote. The mayor's position has been vacant since last month when former Mayor Paul…

Stevensville town council appoints new city judge

New town judge appointed in Stevensville

The council appointed lawyer Maureen O'Connor to fill the post that has been vacant since April 1.

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Nihar Janga, Jairam Hathwar, 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee winners

Winning words from National Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third straight year Thursday night. Take a look at the winning words from this year's competition as well as the other winning words dating back to 2001.


Highlights from Obama's week-long trip to Asia

Barack Obama made his 10th trip as U.S. president to Asia this week. He spent time in several cities in Vietnam and Japan. On Friday he Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu, Hawaii

Dr. Beach's top 10 U.S. beaches for 2016

With beach season upon us, Dr. Beach has announced his top 10 picks for sandy stretches in 2016.

racing flag, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy 500

100th Indianapolis 500: A look back

Sunday marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Ahead of the iconic race, take a look some of the history, facts and tradition behind "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Herman Wouk

Famous people who made it to age 100

With author Herman Wouk celebrating his 101st birthday on Friday, take a look at some other famous centenarians.

The Weeknd

Feuds between politicians, musicians

Belly and The Weeknd backed out of a TV appearance because of Donald Trump. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

U.S. Senate Candidates

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis has been called Montana's most liberal legislator.  Curtis is a one term Montana state legislator. She says her experience as a teacher and her working class roots in Butte will keep her grounded in Washington.

Steve Daines

Steve Daines

Steve Daines has been called the country's most conservative congressman he was first elected in 2012 as Montana's lone U.S. House Representative. Daines says his background in business gives him an edge when it comes to creating jobs.

U.S. House Candidates

john lewis

John Lewis

John Lewis is a the former state director for Montana Sen. Max Baucus.  He's concerned that Montana's public lands might be sold off to pay for a balanced federal budget.

ryan zinke

Ryan Zinke

Republican Ryan Zinke is a former Navy SEAL from Whitefish.  He tells viewers America is in trouble and he has the background to lead us on a track to recovery.

Missoula County Sheriff

(img1)Josh Clark Full Interview 10-15-14

Josh Clark

Last month current Undersheriff Josh Clark launched a write-in campaign. Check out his extended interview.

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TJ McDermott

Watch the extended interview Democrat and current detective Sgt. TJ McDermott won the primary election in June with just over 50 percent of the vote.

Flathead Co. Commissioner


Phil Mitchell

Mitchell has spent ten years serving the public in Whitefish. He first served on the town's school board and then went on to serve with the Whitefish City Council.


Stacey Schnebel

Schnebel is a newcomer to the political scene but has been active in the community for years.