Local Election News

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.

Counties mailing out absentee ballots

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says counties were putting more than 230,000 absentee ballots for the June primary into the mail on Friday.

Corvallis School reviewing options after mill levy failure

Corvallis Schools weigh options after mill levy failure

The district said it will look to the legislature for help and work internally to meet needs after voters rejected a $400,000 mill levy request.

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Scripps Spelling Bee

Winning words from National Spelling Bee

With the 2016 edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee underway, take a look at the winning words dating back to the 2001 competition.

Beth Howland in Alice 1977

Notable deaths of 2016

Here's a look at some of the biggest celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

Capsized migrants 2

The migrant ship flipped because of the precariously high number of people on board, according to the Italian Navy.

Italian Navy watches migrant ship capsize

As Italian sailors watched, a ship jammed with migrants fleeing the Mideast capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.

Vanya Shivashanka and Gokul Venkatachalam share the title

Scripps National Spelling Bee history and facts

With the preliminaries underway for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, take a look at some background information about the competition.

American flag hanging down

Memorial Day, by the numbers

Memorial Day is widely considered the unofficial start to summer for many Americans, with travel, gatherings and food a big part of the national holiday. Memorial Day is also a time to reflect on those who've died in service to the country. With the fun ahead, and the true meaning not lost, here's a look at Memorial Day by the numbers, as developed by Wallet Hub:

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10 highest paid CEOs

Nice work if you can get it: Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2015, as reported by The Associated Press and executive data firm Equilar.

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

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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.