Local Election News

Race for White House gives Montana rare chance at relevance

The still-unsettled presidential race could give Montana a rare chance at relevance, especially in the three-way Republican contest.

Questions continue to fly over governor's use of state plane

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's offer to partly reimburse the state when his official trips on a government-owned airplane coincide with campaign events isn't…

Helena Montana Capitol Building

The Latest: Jent to run against Fox for attorney general

Both Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican Greg Gianforte have challengers for their parties' nominations in the June 7 primary elections.

Helena Montana Capitol Building

Former legislator steps into Democratic governor's race

A former Democratic legislator has filed to run against Gov. Steve Bullock in the June 7 primary.

Montana GOP asks Supreme Court to close primary elections

Montana Republicans seeking to prevent non-GOP voters from participating in their primary elections are making a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Strohmaier enters race for Missoula Co. Commissioner

Missoula County voters now have a race to pick for a seat on the Missoula County Commission, and this one comes with a twist.  

Fact checking Wednesday's debate in Florida

We were busy fact checking Wednesday's Democratic debate in Florida.

Montanans react to Super Tuesday results

After Super Tuesday, some Montanans are unsure about who will get the presidential nomination for either party.

Preparations underway in Missoula for upcoming elections

Dozens of community members in Missoula showed up to the fairgrounds bright and early Tuesday morning. They were there for election judge training.

Commissioners place Ravalli Co. Museum mill levy on ballot

Commissioners place Ravalli Co. Museum mill levy on ballot

The one-mill permanent levy would generate about $74,000 for educational programs and to help maintain archival documents and artifacts.

Montana voters look forward to primary election

Montana voters look forward to primary election

The last presidential primary was in 2012, and Montanans are already planning their votes for 2016.

Missoula voters asked to confirm ballot information

It's not spam mail, but if you're planning to vote-by-mail this elections season, make sure to submit a voting confirmation.

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Pictures In The News

Kate Middleton, Prince William, wedding day

William and Kate celebrate 5th anniversary

Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on April 29. Here's a look back at the headlines from around the world when the royal couple announced the birth of Prince George, the heir to the throne.

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Protesters, supporters clash at Trump events

As Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner of the Republican presidential candidates, increasingly violent protests and demonstrations have plagued his campaign events across the country.

Cereal boxes

America's top 10 best-selling cereals

With Sunday marking the 75th anniversary of the debut of Cheerios, check out where the breakfast classic ranks among America's 10 best selling cereals.

Comcast, Dreamworks

Recent big mergers and acquisitions

Comcast's major announcement on April 28 that it was acquiring Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion added to a busy week of large-scale business transactions. Abbott Laboratories announced its purchasing St. Jude Medical for $25 billion and Carlson hotels, which owns the Radisson brand, is being bought by the HNA Group in China. Check out some the biggest mergers and acquisitions from recent years:

MRI, X-ray, brain

What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Here is an explainer about CTE -- the progressive brain disease that is at the center of a debate between retired athletes and multiple sports leagues.

Pilgrim's Pride recall

Notable recalls of 2016

Several major product recalls have been reported in the United States in 2016. Check our list to see if you could be affected.

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.

(img1)TJ McDermott Full Interview 10-15-14

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.