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Opinion

08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
Montana just can’t get marijuana right. Voters in 2004 approved giving sick Montanans the right to use medical marijuana to alleviate pain, which sounded like a good idea. But problems cropped up right away. With barely any budget or staffing to get...

Sports

08/24/2016 - 10:20am
FRIDAY • Ranger football  at Stevensville 7 p.m. • Ranger cross country  at Park Invite • Ranger girls soccer vs. Hamilton 3 p.m. • Ranger boys soccer vs. Hamilton 5 p.m. • Rebel football vs. Broadview 7 p.m.   SATURDAY • Ranger volleyball  at...

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Firefighter Kristen Johnson, with the Riverside Fire Department, works to mop up a recently burned area from a wildfire along Lynch Canyon Road in Paso Robles, Calif., on Tuesday, (Joe Johnston/The Tribune, of San Luis Obispo, via AP)
08/24/2016 - 4:46pm
BOISE, Idaho — Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big. Firefighters in the region mostly faced continued windy,...

Nation


Former President Bill Clinton, left, says hello to Megan Bartlett, of Decatur, Ga., and her 3-month-old daughter Hannah Rice, as he works the crowd at historic Manuel's Tavern, Wednesday during a stop in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
08/24/2016 - 4:54pm
ATLANTA — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's...

World


A rescued woman is carried away on a stretcher following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
08/24/2016 - 4:58pm
AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing...