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02/23/2017 - 3:32pm
Editor: With all that is going on in the United States and in the world, I do not think that the news media would invent “Fake News” in order to fill the newspapers, magazines or newscasts. We the people have a need and a right to know what is going...

Sports


Park High Ranger Jakim Ricketts (23) drives for a score in a Class A Eastern Divisional play-in game against Glendive on Wednesday afternoon at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings. Photo courtesy of Dean Hendrickson.
02/23/2017 - 4:40pm
BILLINGS — For any team, a single-elimination game roughly translates to “hoop or die.” On Wednesday afternoon, the Rangers boys basketball team chose to play ball. With just 11.6 seconds left in the final period, Park High’s Brock Peterson drew a...

MONTANA/REGION


In this Wednesday, Feb. 22 photo, players and coaches from Heart Butte, Box Elder, Belt and Power interlock arms at center court at the Northern C Divisional Basketball Tournament in Great Falls in a show of solidarity after a Billings radio show host suggested that Native American Indian basketball teams should have their own post-season tournaments due to unruly fan behavior. (Rion Sanders /The Great Falls Tribune via AP)
02/23/2017 - 4:40pm
  GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings radio host's suggestion that Native American basketball teams should have their own post-season tournaments has prompted a show of solidarity at the Northern Class C Divisional Tournament. KCTR-AM radio host...

Nation


White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
02/23/2017 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown...

World


This is a March 2. 2016 file photo of an exterior view of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the secure seed bank on Svalbard, Norway. (AP photo)
02/23/2017 - 4:56pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural...