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Taylor Young pushes past a Fergus defender during game one of the divisional tournament Wednesday. Young scored 11 points on the game. Photo courtesy of Michael Kokot

02/25/2021 - 12:00am
The Ranger girls basketball team, after a slow start, came back to win game one of the divisional basketball tournament at the MetraPlex in Billings Wednesday. The Rangers had trouble finding their rhythm early on the offensive end, finishing the...

MONTANA/REGION

02/25/2021 - 4:11pm
HELENA (AP) — The Montana House on Wednesday endorsed a bill that would limit gender affirming health care for transgender youth, a limit that doctors say already exists in best practices.  The bill by Republican Rep. John Fuller of Whitefish, which...

Nation

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This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall, it's about 66% effective and also said J&J's shot, one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two, is safe to use. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

02/25/2021 - 4:48pm
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the...

World

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In this Aug. 13, 2018, photo, a house is pictured for sale in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand's government on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 made the first of several promised moves to rein in skyrocketing house prices by ordering the nation's Reserve Bank to consider the impact on housing when making decisions. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

02/25/2021 - 4:53pm
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices. When the pandemic first hit, most experts predicted house prices would...