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Eric Yang/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Anaconda Smelter Stack has been a towering landmark for the town of Anaconda, Montana, but it was also one of the factors behind the decades of environmental damage that is still being cleaned up. Standing at over 585 feet tall, the stack was once used as part of […]

University of Utah Health (MONTANA) — A Montana man who survived a horrific bear attack and endured arduous surgeries to repair his jaw shared that he wanted others to keep on fighting as he prepares to head home after five weeks in the hospital. “Even if there seems to be no hope, keep on fighting,” […]

William Campbell/Getty Images, FILE (HELENA, Mont.) — A group of young people from Montana won a major climate case on Monday after arguing the state failed to protect their right to a clean environment by continuing to use fossil fuels. The ruling determined that a provision in Montana’s Environmental Policy Act violated the right to […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A Montana judge permanently struck down a law making it more difficult for transgender people to change their sex on their birth certificate and held the state health department in contempt for disregarding court orders. The 2021 bill — which was signed into law at the time by Gov. […]

UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, FILE (HELENA, Mont.) — The federal government has made a push toward enacting policies addressing climate change in recent years, but state lawmakers in Montana are bucking the trend, recently passing a law curbing climate impact reviews in the state. State Rep. Josh Kassmier last month introduced House Bill […]

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images (HELENA, Mont.) — A TikTok ban enacted by Montana — the first state to impose such a law — marked a major step in the growing U.S. backlash against the Chinese-owned social media platform over concerns about data privacy. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte said he signed the measure on Wednesday […]

Mark Miller Photos/Getty Images (HELENA, Mont.) — Montana state legislator Zooey Zephyr is suing the state, House Speaker Matt Regier and Sergeant at Arms for the Montana House of Representatives Bradley Murfitt after being censured by House Republicans. “The recent actions violate my 1st amendment rights, as well as the rights of my 11,000 constituents […]